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Project by pottz posted 05-17-2016 05:26 PM 7176 views 24 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well here is my latest shop makeover as many have said the wood shop is never done and thats deffinitly true for me.my former router table was a hand down that my dad made 25 years ago,it worked for him but just wasnt right for me.everytime i would move the table all the drawers would fly open so that needed fixing.the new version is built basically the same as my assembly table,melamine cabinet with clear doug fir frame and drawer fronts.the top and fence are join-tech model cl12,the router is a porter cable 6902 1-3/4 hp motor which has done a great job with no bogging down,for big jobs i have a shaper.the router lift is from jess em which i highly recommend,it is very precision made and smooth to operate.also have the jess em clear cut stock guides also very high quality.as you can dust control is from under the cabinet and through the fence so there is very little dust.tools and router bits are all organized and at my finger tips so bit changes are quick and easy.i think this is my final router table but who knows.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 07:05 PM

That’s nice, Larry.

-- Mark

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 08:00 PM

Very nicely done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 10:22 PM

Great router station. It is a pleasure to use the router with something like that to work on!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-17-2016 11:22 PM

It slices, it dices, I chops, It cooks. WOW!! nice router table my friend.

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 11:26 PM

Very nice build and a fine looking router table with lots of bells and whistles .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tim Royal

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#6 posted 05-18-2016 01:02 AM

Very, very nice!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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pottz

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#7 posted 05-18-2016 02:59 AM

thanks for the kind compliments guys i always appreciate the great support i get hear on lumber jocks home of the greatest wood workers anywhere.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 05-18-2016 03:14 AM

Looks good… can’t go wrong with Incra stuff.

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#9 posted 05-18-2016 12:11 PM

Very impressive! What’s the other cart with the shop vac in the background of the first picture?

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#10 posted 05-18-2016 12:25 PM

Great job!!

-- D.Pesic

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#11 posted 05-18-2016 01:23 PM

This router table is beautifully done. You’ve really done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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pottz

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#12 posted 05-18-2016 03:45 PM

dave-
that is my table saw its just turned sideways

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 05-18-2016 03:55 PM

Very jealous.
Nice work!

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#14 posted 05-19-2016 04:26 PM

Beautiful work!!!

-- Mark, North Carolina

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#15 posted 05-21-2016 07:57 PM

great features on that table. i like the top and bottom dust collection. i’m probably too cheap for the router lift and fancy fence. i might steal some of the ideas though

-- just a goon with a hammer.

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