Router Table Cabinet

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Project by njcraftsman posted 12-08-2009 03:42 AM 3263 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well is done!! My shop has been going thru some renovations lately, and I decided that the old craftsman router table extension I had for my old saw, just wasn’t working for me. So I decided I needed a stand alone cabinet and better table to get the most out of it. The table is 1-1/8” thick MDF with laminate top. The cabinet I built out of 3/4 Poplar ply, and Red Oak. It took me a day to draw up the plans and cutting list for this one, and about a weekof spare time to finish. Two coats of poly. I’m no Norm Abrams, but I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.


-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 03:59 AM

You should be pleased! I REALLY need to make one of these. You did a great job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 04:00 AM

i think you should be pleased with this , it looks great. i so need to make one of these … you have done a great job

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 04:28 AM

Very nice job! love that fence setup, i have been needing a new setup like that.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 04:39 AM

A cool router table this should last a long time

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 04:47 AM

I like the double dust collection on that. Is that a plexi door on the front?

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 05:06 AM

Great Router Table with all the bells and whistles you need.
Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 06:13 AM

Willow Yes the door is plexi. Just a single saw kerf cut was enough of a dado.

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 06:58 AM

Great router table. It is good to see other peoples ideas. I am drawing pland for a new router table since I only have four metal legs for a table now. The additional storage for all the router accessories is much needed. Just bought the same plastic 4×4 x 2 1/2 “T” fitting from Rockler to use for the dust collection ports.

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 07:52 AM

Nice job.
I really need to improve mine the top is commercially built but the cabinet is primitive. Your dust collection set up looks great. I may copy it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#10 posted 12-08-2009 11:47 AM

Great job. I too like the dust collector hookup. I have never seen those connectors before. Where did you get them? The Tee that is.

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

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#11 posted 12-08-2009 11:54 AM

Great job! The see through door is a nice touch and the dust collection tee off is a great idea. I would have liked to see what it looked like with the doors & drawers open.

Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 12:11 PM

great router table

the dust collection is simply brilliant (the simple ideas always are)

great work

PS i hope you havent copy written it or alot of us could be in trouble LOL

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#13 posted 12-08-2009 01:03 PM

Nice router table!

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#14 posted 12-08-2009 01:23 PM

I’ll bet Norm never built all his stuff you see on TV. You did, nice job too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 12-08-2009 02:22 PM

This is a nice addition to your shop that should last you for years to come. You have combined both form and function in building this cabinet. Norm would give it his seal of approval!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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