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New Router Table part 1

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Project by Rob McCune posted 2286 days ago 3326 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am almost finished with a router table I have been working on since last weekend. It is made primarily of 1/2” and 3/4” mdf sheet.

I laminated two pieces of 3/4” mdf for the top. I then jointed all the edges to clean them up. I routed out the hole for the woodpecker lift plate and then routed three slots, two for the fence t-track and one for the miter track.

The cabinet is mostly 1/2” mdf with a few pieces of 3/4” cabinet grade plywood for strength. I added two full width drawers to the bottom for storing stuff like the router base plate and all the extra jig-it hardware I bought. I also added two small bit drawers on either side of the router motor bay. I intend to add a couple more later, but I have things to do right now. I added a 4” dust port in the back of the cabinet out of 4” rain gutter pvc (not as thick as schedule 40 or 80) and a cut-in-half rubber coupler.

I then installed a Woodpecker 421A router lift plate with a Porter Cable 7518 moter mounted in it. I also got three Rockler featherboards and a couple rousseau ones as well as various clamps to go with it. I still have a few things I would like to do to it, but it is ready to use right now so I have stuff to do with it. Let me know what you guys think.

-- Rob McCune





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rikkor

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#1 posted 2286 days ago

Looks very good. Lots of good storage. Will you mount it on a mobile base, or is it going to be a permanent installation?

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mrtrim

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#2 posted 2286 days ago

great looking table rob

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John

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#3 posted 2286 days ago

Awesome! Love the router bit storage

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2286 days ago

Great looking job! Lots of bit storage.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#5 posted 2286 days ago

Very nice table! I like the bit storage and the extra tall fence. Well thought out and executed.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Jiri Parkman

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#6 posted 2285 days ago

Look very nice and clever. I’m planig to build something similar. Thanks for sharing the desing.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 2285 days ago

Sweet!

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

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#8 posted 2218 days ago

Very nice design—I like the drawers for the bits.

-- SteveL

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