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Project by newTim posted 11-29-2017 03:18 AM 885 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What, you don’t have one of these? :) Storage galore, perfect for the, ahem, efficient workshop. I bought the Kreg table as a clearance floor model from the Woodcraft and had plenty left over for the DowelMax lift which I really like. The instructions are a bit cryptic and it and it takes a little tweaking to fit the router depending on the model, but it ends up being a very simple solution that allows access to the underside without disrupting the fence set up. Since the Triton has a dust hood and connection surrounding the bit you don’t really need a dust port for the central box, but that is something that can be added if need be. I still need to mount the start/stop switch and drill a hole in the back for the dust hose access, but it is pretty much good to go. Oh, I also cut grooves in the bottom drawer for dividers but for now, I just used plastic storage boxes. And there’s plenty of room on each side for wrenches and other items.

Oh yeah, one other thing, for the 1/2” shank bits I drilled a 13mm hole (1/2” = 12.7mm) which allows just enough room to easily insert and extract the bits.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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htl

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#1 posted 11-29-2017 04:05 AM

Nice upgrade!!!
The blue white looks great and for me it just the right size, and if those are the casters I think they are, you got a winner!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 04:20 AM

Great upgrade. Nice tip about using 13 mm drill bit. Been using that for many years on various projects…

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

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#3 posted 11-29-2017 06:39 AM

Trust me, Getting to see it in person will just make you all more jealous. You are making us all look bad Tim!

C

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 09:59 AM

Very impressive upgrade. I like white and blue color combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-29-2017 02:15 PM

It looks like a very impressive router table. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 11-30-2017 03:27 AM

Great router table and very nice additions. Looks like you are good to go!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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