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Project by airfieldman posted 2298 days ago 3395 views 20 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Done. Finally. The project was a “weekender”, which took me 3 weeks. But, as we all know, it’s the journey not the destination.

During construction I was able to use all my tools, which is part of the reason for doing this. It enabled me to get familiar with them while creating a project of function, vice display. So here it is.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 2298 days ago

This is another project that looks to be finer than just a shop tool, well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Blake

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#2 posted 2298 days ago

Great router table! This will become very useful in your shop. I really like the pull out “dust drawer.” You may want to consider later adding a door over the front section. It might cut down on dust and noise.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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tat2grl

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#3 posted 2298 days ago

Yet another inspiration for me! Thanks for sharing!

-- "Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2298 days ago

I like it! If you didn’t have a table already, you will find yourself wondering how you lived without it.

Just curious…. Since you were going to the trouble of building one anyway, is there a reason why you made it a benchtop and not a cart?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2298 days ago

Looks like dust collection was a priority. Good looking table.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2297 days ago

Well done Airfield. Can’t use all your tools on one job, must be a good excuse to buy some more.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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TomFran

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#7 posted 2297 days ago

Nice job. You will enjoy having this!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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JasonH

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#8 posted 2297 days ago

Nice work! I especially like the tilting top feature you’ve added. I’m in the process of converting an old kitchen cabinet into a router table, and will add this tilting feature.

-- Living on the square...

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John Gray

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#9 posted 2297 days ago

Nice table! How did you hinge the top, piano hinge? I’m putting together a table and want to hinge the top.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 2297 days ago

Great looking table. You will enjoy having one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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DrSawdust

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#11 posted 2297 days ago

Excellent work. You are going to love the versatility of the new table.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2297 days ago

Nice set up. When I made my tilting top, I have mine hinged on the left side instead of the back.

I like yours better, because sometimes if I have something hanging on the wall behind it, & gets in the way of the top when I lift it it.

You can see mine here.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bill

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#13 posted 2297 days ago

A great looking router table. It should see many years of service.

That is a thick looking top, what did you use?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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wdh

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#14 posted 1233 days ago

Just saw your router table- really like the tilting top, must see if I can retrofit my homemade router table to tilt. NICE JOB

-- Wayne,Saint John,NB

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