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Project by JoshLawson posted 1480 days ago 2977 views 21 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So when I first started woodworking a couple years ago, I built a router table (see pic 6) and it served it’s purpose well for a few years. After using it for a year, I had a long list of it’s short comings. So I decided to build a new one to better suit my needs.

This is the result. I can’t say that there is anything super original about this router table. I looked through all the router tables on lumberjocks and sketched up what I thought were the best features of all of them.

I still have to apply a finish and make the drawer organizers, but it is finally ready to use!

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa





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Abbott

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#1 posted 1480 days ago

That’s a nice one.

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 1480 days ago

Cool Table !!

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Chase

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#3 posted 1480 days ago

A serious upgrade with that one! Good work.

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Tomoose

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#4 posted 1480 days ago

Wow – Fancy! I really like the cabinet. Is the fence MDF? I made mine out of MDF and have found that the edges chip easily – what do any of you others suggest for fence material?

keep up the good work – that is a huge improvement from your old table.

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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Swede

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#5 posted 1480 days ago

What brand of insert did you use for the router to lift it?
Good looking table.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1480 days ago

that is a great upgrading of your shop

Dennis

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JoshLawson

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#7 posted 1480 days ago

I used the Rockler FX plate/lift combo, the price was right. Unfortunately, it wasn’t compatible with my Rigid 2 1/4 horse router. I did extensive sanding with a drum sander to get the fit just right. I thought about trying to find a different lift, but since none of the router lifts I looked at advertized compatibility with any rigid routers, I modified the Rockler FX instead.

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 1480 days ago

Boy, you are sure going to get some use out of that beauty!
Nice Job!

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#9 posted 1480 days ago

Nice router table. One of these days, I’m going to get one built for myself.

Jim

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1480 days ago

Nice router table & cabinet. I know you must really be enjoying it very much. I built a new router cabinet a few months ago and am able to accomplish alot more.

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bigike

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#11 posted 1480 days ago

very nice router table!

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 1480 days ago

Good looking router table

Thanks for sharing

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DragonLady

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#13 posted 1480 days ago

holy fancypants, batman! That is one SWEET looking table :)

So, when is going to be delivered? you need my address, right?

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 1480 days ago

Very nice! I’m building a fence very similar to yours. (Copying Rocklers Ultra).;-) I needed one now so I used a piece of the Chinese plywood I wound up with, lol Instead of the T-track,I routed one to see how long it will last.
What did you use to make your fence? For my final fence design, I plan on useing MDF and laminate with formica. Yes-no? This is my first router setup. Rand

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gerry6632

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#15 posted 1480 days ago

Great table. One of the best that I have seen. Wish it was in my shop.

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