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Two Tiny Dedicated Router Tables

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Project by Bricofleur posted 01-13-2011 02:41 AM 5062 views 29 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To get the most from the routers I don’t use any more because they are awkward to use (installing bits and/or height adjustments), I decided to build two tiny router tables in which I could permanently leave those routers as dedicated stations. Wow, I’m so glad I did it.

One station will be dedicated to joint boards (man made materials, which I can’t use on my jointer) and the other for pattern routing with a flush trim bit.

From this page of my website your can follow all the building process.

They are all made out of MDF and custom built for my routers. I sized them so they could be stored in a shop cabinet, with my horizontal router table (last picture).

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 05:06 AM

Serge this is great think on your part, something to keep in mind for some idle router in my shop…thank for posting …BC

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JL7

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 05:18 AM

Excellent idea and nicely executed!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 05:38 AM

The 3 Cs:

Compact, convenient, congrats!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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SteveW

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 05:50 AM

U make nice stuff, u r my hero in woodworking,
thanks Serge

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 06:38 AM

Serge as always your projects are so clean. You are the KING of MDF Is your shop ever dirty? lol

Glad to you on line friend.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 07:35 AM

Great idea, especially the storage part.
...and I think I’ve got that same Craftsman router… maybe a little older

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 07:42 AM

@Ken90712: My shop dirty? Oh yes!!!! But not for a long time!!! I can’t stand a dirty shop. You know what? I keep such $1 duster in my shop:

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 10:26 AM

Hello Serge

You’ve done two beautiful stations for your routers

Thanks for the process

I like them

Did you make a fence for the table in the future ?
Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 12:39 PM

  • adds to the already long to-do list *

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#10 posted 01-13-2011 12:48 PM

Exelent idea Serge as always.
I really love your thinking, to fit them in thet closet also.
This will make so many projects faster to do.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 01-13-2011 04:49 PM

great idea
especially the storage part

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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rance

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 05:01 PM

Excellent! Nothing like a dedicated tool.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Bricofleur

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 08:35 PM

@Diggerjacks: Since one router table is dedicated to free hand template routing with a flush trim bit, no fence is required. However, since the second router table is dedicated to joint edges of man made materials, the only missing part is a stick on which I will drill a half moon hole on one edge to sink the router bit in and mill the leading end of the fence about 1/16’’ back from the trailing end. To joint, I will only need to align the trailing end with the cutters of the router bit. When done I will add it here.

By the way, my nest post on my website will be looking at several options for router table fences, including the above.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Diggerjacks

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 08:48 PM

Hello serge

Thanks for the precisions and again another good job

Thanks

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#15 posted 01-14-2011 10:07 PM

Serge, that´s a neat idea to continue buying routers. They are cheaper than any router lift ! lol

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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