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Project by corydoras posted 03-24-2018 06:33 PM 2127 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Automated Router Table

I built my third router table with all the bells and whistles I had missed on the previous versions, during my years of woodworking.

This build included some automation, but the biggest improvement ( in my opinion) is the flip up trimmers.

Video in the bottom of the post!

The Flip up trimmers are frequently used for quick edge treatment.


The router lift is built from an old sliding unit for a pneumatic cylinder.
Driven by an old cordless drill hooked up to an acme thread via belt and pulley setup

Custom bracket to fit a butchered 3hp plunging router.


A 6” DRO for height measurement installed.

To lock the spindle when changing router bits, I added a pneumatic cylinder to press the spindle locking knob.


The lift can be lowered or raised either push buttons on the panel, or these two foot activated switches.

I wanted the control panel to have sort of an 80`s look and feel to it, so i designed it kinda retro, and engraved it on my cnc.

BUT the best part is the flip up trimmers, that has a roundover bit on one table, and a chamfer bit on the second.
These are great for quick edge treatment, instead of constantly having to switch bit in the main router.

If you want to see all of its features, and how i setup the automation on it.
Take a look at the video below:


View on YouTube

Thanks for checking it out.
Best reg Cory
(aka Roy at Bellevue Woodshop)

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 03-24-2018 06:37 PM

You make the best shop made machines, well done again.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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corydoras

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#2 posted 03-24-2018 07:56 PM



You make the best shop made machines, well done again.

- Woodknack

Thank you Sir

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 03-24-2018 08:08 PM

Enjoyable and very interesting, this great build. Thanks for sharing.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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sras

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#4 posted 03-24-2018 09:35 PM

Lots of great ideas here. You should great many years of use from it.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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corydoras

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#5 posted 03-24-2018 10:27 PM



Enjoyable and very interesting, this great build. Thanks for sharing.

- Dutchy


Thanks Dutchy

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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corydoras

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#6 posted 03-24-2018 10:28 PM



Lots of great ideas here. You should great many years of use from it.

- sras


Thank you Steve

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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Jacksdad

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#7 posted 03-24-2018 10:55 PM

It should be named Bad Ass Router table instead

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Billfish

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 02:33 AM

that is by far the coolest router table i have ever seen

Bill

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 03-25-2018 02:54 AM


that is by far the coolest router table i have ever seen
- Billfish

Ditto!

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 03:19 AM

Waaay cool, whats next a motor controlled fence? that’s some fantastic engineering and a great build.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 04:01 AM

Garage Engineering at its finest! Nice set up!

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 03-25-2018 10:57 AM

This is a very creative router table and it will serve you well. It is a wonderful addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 03-25-2018 11:53 AM

build it and they will come ?

naw

build it and we will drool

so well executed that I wonder why you haven’t been recruited into a think tank

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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corydoras

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#14 posted 03-25-2018 12:35 PM


It should be named Bad Ass Router table instead

- Jacksdad


Yeah why not:) Thanks for commenting and watching

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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corydoras

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#15 posted 03-25-2018 12:35 PM



that is by far the coolest router table i have ever seen

Bill

- Billfish

Thank you Bill for the kind feedback

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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