Router Table Cabinet

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Project by dhg posted 02-07-2010 06:08 PM 2073 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After about 8 months of working on this off and on, the cabinet is finally done. Made out of scraps from other projects, mostly oak plywood edge banded with iron on banding and finished with poly. The handles are oak and walnut. added the walnut for some contrast color.

The door for router access is removable hand has a kind of blast gate incorporated into it with the holes and a sliding gate via the knob. It’s held on with 2 magnetic catches.

Currently the cabinet has hinged outriggers with casters on it for mobility. When I get in a permanent shop I hope to have it stationary. The work surface is just over 35” high.

The Dust Deputy was added yesterday. That thing works great. Two more things on my wish list are a router lift and external on/off switch. Somewhere I saw a switch that takes 2 power sources, 1 for the router and 1 for the shop vac but I haven’t been able to find it again.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#1 posted 02-07-2010 06:11 PM

I like it this is good very good.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-07-2010 06:16 PM

nice work came out good. the switch u can get from another place is

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 08:19 PM

dhg do you make your own knobs like on your feather boards and the fence. If so, did you use a t-nut? does the t-nut stay in place? I am working on a project that needs some knobs and I’d rather make than buy them. Any input would be great.

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#4 posted 02-07-2010 08:42 PM

wood craft has the power switch for 25 bucks. I like the cabinet by the way

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 02-07-2010 09:00 PM

Real nice router cabinet with good storage. The dust collection system looks good too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-07-2010 09:23 PM

Greg, yup I made the knobs and used T-nuts. I countersink them into the top of knob so they are flush and press them in with a c-clamp. I haven’t had any problems with them coming out. Once in awhile I’ll put a little dab of polyurathan construction adhesive under the nut just in case.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 10:30 PM

Scap wood is so under rated. This an amazing peice Great Job!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 04:53 PM

Nice router table. Great use of scraps.

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

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 02:03 PM

Nice router table, I have done similar out riggers for a jointer carriage.
For the switch, company “IVAC” seems to have some way to come out on top of every internet/google/amazon search, and they want $40-70, more for wireless. Rustic mentioned Woodcraft for $25, Sears Craftsman for ~$18

Craftsman Auto Switch
Sears Item# 00924031000 | Model# 24031

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