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My first router table build

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Project by DsRMR posted 02-02-2017 07:42 AM 1743 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well as most of us can relate we seldom pass up any opportunity to gather cheep and or free building materials, and this project, as you can see in the contrasting tones and grains of the mass quantities of scraps that i routinely collected from a local cabinet shop back home that was very generous in their donations to the lesser financed people like myself. lol The leg and rail joinery was done with mortises and tenons and along with the drawer faces and fence were all done with red oak from a dumpster. The top was 2 pcs 3/4” MDF with an oak banding and laminate top. The upper cabinet case is 1/2” and 3/4” birch ply. The lower drawer case poplar with half blind dove tail joints. The bit holder drawers held 1/4” and 1/2” bits in an easy to see and select fashion again done with poplar blocks and 1/2” poplar drawer case with dovetail joints. The router access door was my first stile and rail door with raised panel insert. The fence dust collection worked with the table down flow collection and it was wired so as to power the shop vac and router with the toggle switch mounted on the front top right corner. I believe it is just about 10 years ago when i built this, i am considering either a couple minor changes or maybe a fresh one but have to have a shop together before that would happen..

-- say not I can not but I Can





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#1 posted 02-02-2017 12:02 PM

Nice looking router table

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 03:11 PM

Cool table, I like the vertical drawer bit storage!

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#3 posted 02-02-2017 03:30 PM

Very nice! How long did it take to build it.

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#4 posted 02-02-2017 05:27 PM

One of the nicest I have ever seen…

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#5 posted 02-02-2017 07:06 PM

their is no shame in recycling,only the smallest scraps leave my shop via the trash bin.great job,it will serve you well.

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

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#6 posted 02-03-2017 05:39 AM



Very nice! How long did it take to build it.

- RTV


if i remember correctly i think i spent about 3 weeks doing it in the evenings after daily duties

-- say not I can not but I Can

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#7 posted 02-03-2017 05:44 AM



their is no shame in recycling,only the smallest scraps leave my shop via the trash bin.great job,it will serve you well.

- pottz


it has indeed for many years. and the jigs i made for it have helped pay for my time 10 times over. i have done stile and rail cabinet doors for 5 complete kitchens on it routed all balusters for a crib, (still under construction) and dozens of other projects, that ill get posted

-- say not I can not but I Can

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#8 posted 02-03-2017 09:57 PM

I almost forgot-welcome to lumber jocks look forward to seeing more of you.

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

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