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Project by DaveH posted 01-23-2008 08:03 AM 5431 views 22 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Size: 48” x 30” x 36” tall
Cost: close to $500 including the router and fence.
Router: Freud 2 1/4hp with above the table bit change and adjustment
Fence: Freud (soon to be replaced with a shop built)
Base: Shop built. engineered lumber (timberstrand)

Description: Top is laminated (top and bottom), made out of 2 pieces of 3/4 inch MDF. Cabinet is on rollers, 2 fixed, 2 swivel with double locking. T-tracks for miter gauge and fence alignment. Fence and below table dust collection. Router speed control and receptacles for tool plug ins.

Router pics

Router pics

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”





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USCJeff

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#1 posted 01-23-2008 08:15 AM

Great Start. Looks very hefty. Solid.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 08:21 AM

As Jeff says, it looks solid!

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

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Jiri Parkman

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 12:57 PM

Nice router table. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 02:47 PM

I like the nice size of the table top and yes it looks solid.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-23-2008 02:54 PM

That is a nice job. The size and depth of the top looks like a winner to me. You simply don’t get that in commercial tables.

Thanks for sharing. It gives me some ideas on upgrading my router table.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-23-2008 07:27 PM

Looking very nice!

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

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SPalm

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#7 posted 01-23-2008 07:53 PM

Hey Dave, Welcome to the zoo.

Looking good.
I had never noticed that Freud fence before. Looks nice. Let us know how you like it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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rikkor

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#8 posted 01-23-2008 10:14 PM

Looks like a great table.

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 01-23-2008 11:54 PM

No stopping you now Jeff.

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

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RobH

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#10 posted 01-24-2008 03:11 AM

Great job Dave. I am adding this one to my favorites for the idea.

I am about to start on a router table project myself. I mainly want a multi-use top that can be used for the router, the sander, or the soon-to-be purchased hollow-chisel mortiser. I also need storage for some things. I am hoping it will clean the shop up a little bit.

Keep up the good work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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designerboy

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#11 posted 01-24-2008 06:10 AM

Dave,

That must be the Grand Daddy of all router tables, I hope you are putting pockets in the corners…..

For potting the Snooker balls of course !

enjoy!

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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Karson

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#12 posted 01-24-2008 06:27 AM

Great looking bench. A nice Job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 01-24-2008 12:26 PM

Now that’s a Router Table. It’s big enough to have a need for plumbing – and I thought that you were only kidding about adding the plumbing. Should make a great table – assuming you have the space for it. Good that you put it on a mobile base – I’d hate to have to move it without that.

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

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Blake

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#14 posted 01-24-2008 07:35 PM

Looks really good. You’ve got everything you need: tons of great storage, dust collection, a good fence, and mobility. I’m not sure if those casters are locking or not but you might want to consider using locking casters so it doesn’t slide when you are pushing something particularly heavy through your router table.

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

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shaun

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#15 posted 01-27-2008 02:43 PM

And I thought I was over the top building mine 25”x42”. Looking good Dave.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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