scrap wood router table

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Project by ken_c posted 10-09-2009 04:41 AM 5818 views 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this several years ago – it is the most dustless tool i have – I used nothing but scrap wood and it was the test subject for my HVLP sprayer – I combined several designs and innovated dust collection – it has the PC 3hp variable speed motor and a jessem router lift – a far cry from my original scrap of plywood and 2×4 legs… it has made close to 100 raised panels – the same number of rails and stiles and many many other things and tossed al most no dust into the air…

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 04:49 AM

Hey Ken, really like your router table and also the fence….......... where did the fence come from?

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Look forward to seeing more of your projects!

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 04:56 AM

Very nicely built Router Table.
I like all those drawers – one of practical features for one-stop center RT.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 05:00 AM

I had to go look for the fence – good thing I keep all my paperwork in a known place:

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 05:01 AM

You have entirely too much scrap wood laying around to be able to build something like that!

Nice job.

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#5 posted 10-09-2009 05:06 AM

Nice router table.

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 05:20 AM

I hope you’re open to a bit of constructive criticism….
I love it!

Very nice job!

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 06:12 AM

An exceptionally nice router table. I have a Jessem lift and Jessem basic table with the PC 3 hp router and a enclosed box for dust collection. My bits and accessories are on shelves nearby. I have been wanting to organize all into a custom router table and seeing yours has motivated me to build a new table setup.

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#8 posted 10-09-2009 07:58 AM

Nice I like the table….I didn’t have that much scrap wood so when I built mine out came the 2×4’s!!! Well I
have a future project to look forward to, builing a nice cabinet like yours.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 10-09-2009 12:06 PM

Very nice!

Just out of curiosity; are you a lefty? Most router tables posted here have the power switch on the right hand side.

Thanks for the link. I’ve been thinking of redoing the fence on my router table and that place is an excellent source!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#10 posted 10-09-2009 01:19 PM


Nope – I am a righty – I put the switch on the left because I didn’t want it on the side and i didn’t want to bump into it while I was working at the table – work flow is right to left so you spend most of your time on the right side of the table. you also drive the board with your right hand and steady with your left – so your left is freer to turn the machine off.

BTW: Thanks to all for the accolades…

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#11 posted 10-09-2009 02:13 PM

Beautiful RT for a bunch of scraps…......LOL Job well done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 10-09-2009 05:49 PM

wonderful router table with super details.

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#13 posted 10-09-2009 08:09 PM

A GREAT router table! Good work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#14 posted 10-09-2009 09:47 PM

Nice router table!! I still have Norm’s CD plans, and intend to build on too. I also have that PC 3HP router. I bought a Woodpeckers’ router table (Steel base and phenolic top; offset opening and a Jessem lift too.
Keep up the good work.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#15 posted 10-09-2009 10:09 PM

If you don’t mine me saying so there are a number of faults with this table.

1 You didn’t deliver it to your pal Alistair by hand to Scotland for free.
2 You failed to make me one as nixce as this For free.
3 also were is mine when I need it for free?
4 the one I made is not so purdy, and it wasn’t free
5And he do you guys notice a strange repetative theme in my critique of this bench If I had one this nice I would need to pay mucha dollars.
Huh I guess I’ll need to copy you and make one like this myself.LOL
best of luck beautiful router table well done Ken .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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