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Project by Greg1950 posted 11-05-2016 02:06 AM 1637 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I broke down at a wood show and purchased a Kreg Router Table. I love having a decent router setup but quickly realized that I needed to enclose the base with some useful storage. Probably nothing you have seen before. I wanted to use as much of the space as I could including behind the wide blue frame pieces. The space behind the side doors I plan on storing gigs, feather boards, pushes, etc.
The space under the top was made accessible with a hinge and some gas pistons for a lift. Really works good. I not only picked up the extra storage space under the top, but also gained great access to the router. Added some trimmed pipe insulation to help seal the saw dust. Made adjustable draft control for front middle door, may need more holes?
Noticed the power switch mounted in the middle. Tried it in a couple different spots and couldn’t get use to it or it messed up where I wanted a door or drawer. That is a Kreg switch and used a dremel to cut the square hole to mount it there. Also makes it easy to remove the whole router when needed as its plugged into the same compartment.
I’m still thinking about a drawer at the bottom if needed.

Thanks





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Hazem

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#1 posted 11-05-2016 02:20 AM

Nice project.

I recently installed my lift in the wing of my TS. Was considering a stand alone router table but don’t have the room for it.

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canadianchips

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#2 posted 11-05-2016 03:13 AM

Well organized.
Saves running round looking for bits, gigs, wrenchs or anything related to router work, its all in cabinet.
Good job !
I WISH I had that ?

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 11-05-2016 03:19 AM

Excellent work!! Well laid out and looks fantastic.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 11-05-2016 03:57 AM

dude i think you nailed it man,a wise investment if i may say so.you tricked this out very well ,a router table is second to a good table saw in the shop.just enjoy and use it to its fullist.great job.

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

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#5 posted 11-05-2016 11:34 AM

Nice job on that router table! That is a lot of storage!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 11-05-2016 01:13 PM

talk about utilizing all available space – pretty sure you accomplished that, congrats

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 11-05-2016 01:35 PM

looks great

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#8 posted 11-05-2016 02:09 PM

I particularly appreciate your ingenuity in finding ways to make functional what might otherwise have just been dead space. Very creative.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#9 posted 11-05-2016 02:29 PM

This router table will be a great addition to your shop. Nice work.

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

-- 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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#10 posted 11-05-2016 02:52 PM

Great use of previously wasted space. Love the idea of having the things you need right where they are needed.

-- John 3:16

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#11 posted 11-06-2016 01:23 AM

Love it!!

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#12 posted 11-06-2016 01:43 AM

Man, you squeezed ever micro inch of space out of it. Great organization that will be handy forever

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#13 posted 11-08-2016 12:37 AM

Well done A+++++++++++++++++++

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

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#14 posted 11-11-2016 05:50 AM

The 3 G’s: Gaze, Grab, and Go. Well done.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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