My Router Table Fence-Storage Box ++

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Project by Grif posted 06-09-2016 06:17 PM 1479 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a box fence, made by empeg9000 thought it was a good idea. so I built my own, for my new woodpecker lift. It’s 36 inches long & 6 deep with dust collection, tall hold downs, and my own design of micro adjustment. Built with cabinet grade 3/4 plywood for the box. Faced three sides, with 3/4 M D F, biscuit jointed, glued, and screwed. laminated top to bottom, true to with in a 128th. It has 0 clearance adjustment, Incra feather board track, mounts to my home made table in any direction. All it needs is a kitchen sink.

-- Grif new lenox, Ilinois

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#1 posted 06-09-2016 07:31 PM

Wow! Quite impressive set up.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 08:43 PM

thanks! I’m working on a project entry for the micro. adjuster now.

-- Grif new lenox, Ilinois

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#3 posted 06-10-2016 03:03 PM


-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#4 posted 06-10-2016 03:45 PM

That’s a nice piece of work and very impressive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 04:57 PM

like the top setup with the rails.

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 05:54 PM

Clever set up for the micro-adjust.

Please be sure to update the thread with comments on how well it works after you’ve had it in service for a while.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 09:31 PM

The micro-adjust is made from a 61/2” bolt with a slot cut to accept the key hole plate. The adjuster knob came from a broken 3 inch caster wheel. A clock wise turn from 12 to 10 is exactly 1/8 inch travel. I just roll my hand, over the wheel, it’s so easy to reach. It removes in seconds and is adjustable to over three inches. I couldn’t be happier with it. Just like everything, I invent, somebody else will make a bunch of money from it.

-- Grif new lenox, Ilinois

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#8 posted 06-11-2016 11:40 PM

Just like everything, I invent, somebody else will make a bunch of money from it.
Maybe, but just think of all the shop owners that might benefit from this. I have been thinking about a better fence for my router table for some time now and I definitely think I’ll steal, errr, use this idea for inspiration when I do build it.

I am not sure about having the bits stored in the fence like that. I have managed to slash myself on router bits way too often as it is. Seems to me that might be an accident waiting to happen as I reach over the fence. But storage for the bit change wrenches and the lift handle (I have the old Woodpecker 420 myself), definitely!

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

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#9 posted 06-12-2016 01:53 AM

Truthfully E, I just put them in there cause, it looked better in the picture. I, keep my bits, as chip safe, as possible. The box is for all the little things, I’m searching the shop for, when I need em.

-- Grif new lenox, Ilinois

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#10 posted 06-13-2016 12:22 AM

Very nice table. How does the dust collection work?

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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