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Finally finished router table

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Project by Brandon posted 10-12-2011 08:44 PM 1880 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After months of waiting for the spare time to compete a shop project the router table is DONE!!! So lets get down to business with this.

Table is made from left over counter top scraps. I scouted around on craigslist and found this shop having there annual clearance sale of items. I cruzed down to there shop and found the top leaning along the wall measuring 5’ x 36”. Total price of the top $5.00, Holy Crap did the guy just tell me $5.00. So I kept my poker face on and said ok thats a good deal, in the car it went. As you can see in the 3rd photo I did a little boo boo in trying to cut the router opening out. That will be fixed later.

The cabinet was made from all my left over Baltic birch along with the drawers. The handles were made from cherry and 1 piece of maple. I thought that this would give a little contrast to the rest of the handles. Drawer guides are made from scrap oak and maple. Opening and closing the drawers seemed to be sticking so I rubbed them with Trewax and they slide effortlessly now.

Router was a Estate sale $10.00 w/so so bits.

I’ve gotta say that this is my first attempt at making any sort of cabinet and I feel that I achieved and learned alot from this. Thanks LJ’s for the tips and tricks.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin





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marter1229

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 09:16 PM

Great looking router table.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 09:20 PM

that is a great piece even if it wasn’t your first!

like you noticed -wax on drawers that are not running on metal slides helps tremendously.

make sure when you use it though that it is fastened and secure to the table saw, or other workbench you’ll use it on so that it won’t move around as you push the workpieces on top of it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 09:27 PM

that is an awesome build, very nice.Thank you for posting

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 01:08 AM

thats pretty nice. Wish i had it in my shop.

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#5 posted 10-13-2011 03:01 AM

Thanks guys, the kind words are appreciated.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#6 posted 10-13-2011 03:38 AM

Brandon – Nice job. I really like the top. Now you need to build a fence for it and I think you will like it even better. Some inserts to fill in around your router bits are also a good idea and very easy. I use magnets to hold my inserts in place. (got that great idea from someone on this site). You should be able to cut some inserts out of your leftover countertop with a hole saw.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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