Router Table

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Project by MrPoplar posted 12-31-2016 02:50 PM 46054 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am building a new shop this coming spring and have been waiting to do so my entire adult life. My best buddy Woodman88 is helping me along with the build and here is the first tool for my dream. It is a router cabinet that we built using a MLCS top a 3 and 1/4 hp Triton router a woodpeckers insert a Jessem fence and roller guides with dust collection. The cabinet is all solid red oak with ball bearing drawer guides. This is my first project I am posting on Lumber Jocks. Many more to come.

-- It'll buff out

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 03:18 PM

Great looking router table, I will steal you tool holder on the door idea. Sounds like you are on the road to a great shop, thanks sharing.

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 03:21 PM

very nice build

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 03:54 PM

Great table,i wish i had something like that!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#4 posted 12-31-2016 03:55 PM

That’s an outstanding looking router table. I’m also going to steel some ideas from you. Thanks.

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 08:40 PM

Very jealous!

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#6 posted 12-31-2016 09:59 PM

That is sooo nice!!!
Love the simple rounded drawer front.
What casters and it looks like levelers are you using ?

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#7 posted 12-31-2016 11:14 PM

That is a my-tee-fine router table! Nothing like starting your shop off with a bang!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 01-01-2017 03:01 AM

Very pretty, congratulations.

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#10 posted 01-01-2017 03:39 AM

Nice looking cabinet.

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#11 posted 01-01-2017 03:43 AM

Thank you all for your kind words on this router table.

-- It'll buff out

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#12 posted 01-01-2017 01:10 PM

I’ve been wanting that same router for a long time, because of the above-table height adjustment. Congratulations!
Did you follow a particular set of plans for the cabinet, or modify for yourself?

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#13 posted 01-01-2017 04:41 PM

Realy a masterpiece! Lot of router table factories would be shamed.

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#14 posted 11-07-2017 11:24 AM

Looks like a Woodpeckers insert. Correct? Which MLCS top is this? Also, how did you make the insert fit it? MLCS website lists a custom size for their cutouts which makes it sound like only their items will fit.

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#15 posted 11-12-2017 02:20 AM

I miss quoted the top. I bought that top on Infinity and they sell it to fit a woodpeckers insert. Make sure to pay attention to what insert fit your router as they have different options. Yes MLCS has their own inserts for their own tables.

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