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Project by Tauras posted 12-28-2009 04:01 AM 4211 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought this Kreg router table. Discovered it sure would be nice to keep all my router related stuff in one place. So I decided “cabinetize” the Kreg stand. One requirement I had was that the setup would have to be easy to disassemble. I didn’t want anything too permanent in case I want to make changes.

At the Milwaukee Woodworkers show I asked the Kreg rep if there are any plans for this or if anyone had done this before. He said no. Was kind of surprised at this.

Anyway, I made the drawers from Lee Valley Metal Side Slides. This made quick work of all the drawers. Drawer fronts are ¼ Baltic Birch Plywood. I made the drawer handles out of Poplar. Got the idea from a guest speaker at the Milwaukee Woodworkers guild, very simple and functional.

The framing is MDF with a ¾ Baltic Birch Plywood base. The dust chamber is very effective (thank god). The dust chamber assembly can slid out and will bolt in place to the metal stand.

-- Russ





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 05:46 AM

Nice use of wasted space. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Jeison

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 05:50 AM

very cool

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 06:17 AM

very nice router set up.

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 08:07 AM

Sweet job.

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ellen35

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 01:16 PM

Very impressive. I especially like the Lee Valley sides to the drawers.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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TheDane

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 05:58 PM

Very nice … thanks for the ideas!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 06:09 PM

nicely done! look like you tool care of all the limitations of the open stand router table. great storage capabilities, and dust control! impressive – I’ll second that.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 06:32 AM

Great Upgrade

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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runngt

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#9 posted 01-12-2010 04:04 PM

I have just purchased this same router table and have been very impressed with the quality of the table and the fence. Was a little bummed at $500 it does not come with any sort of lift system, but none the less a great product. I was thinking along the same line in making storage to keep all items in one place. Good work it looks great.

runngt

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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JHawkFan

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 03:44 PM

That is very clean and looks great. I’m looking at this same router table and was going to just build a box around the router but this such a better use of space. Good Job

-- Matt Speer , ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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Eric

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#11 posted 03-22-2011 04:45 AM

It is a very clean design. I like it.

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 02:36 PM

Thanks, I’m building one for my Kreg table.

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#13 posted 03-05-2013 02:40 PM

This is a real nice setup. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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