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Project by TheWoodShed posted 02-16-2012 07:16 PM 2289 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So with space being tite I made a router table that could be taken down when not in use.
It has dowel pins in rear that mate up with holes in work bench along with the fold down supports.
Also uses a couple of threaded hand knobs from bottom to hold in place. For now using an old Hitachi 3 hp router w/ soft start, By the way I bought the “Router raiser” and installed it for raising and lowering from the top, Works great.

-- Jeff





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 07:34 PM

That’s a great looking table in a great looking shop.

I knew, there were going to be nice projects coming out of your shop. I took a look at your cypress bench, and it looks great. Can’t wait to see more!

Again, Welcome to LJs, a nice little slice of insanity!

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 07:37 PM

Thank you Sir. This is a great site, wish i found it earlier.

-- Jeff

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 08:02 PM

That’s a really good idea! I have a router table upstairs in the cold garage, but I would like to also have one in my basement, where space is at a premium.

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 08:14 PM

Jeff,

SIR!!! I ain’t no “Sir”! Especially if you really knew me. Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 08:20 PM

Jeff welcome to LumberJocks that is a good looking solution for a tight space. Great looking shop you have, I like the sheet goods rack. Need to build something similar in my garage so I can get out of DWs car without hitting plywood.
Look forward to seeing more.

CtL

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 11:34 PM

Great spacesaving idea, especially for shop like yours…....and mine, with limited space. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 02-16-2012 11:45 PM

I like a nice big router table! Thanks for posting!

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 12:52 AM

Jeff
Looks Great!
Bob

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 05:56 AM

looks great and space saving knock down unit is nice!

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#10 posted 02-17-2012 04:01 PM

Even if space isn’t tight, it is nice to be able to knock down and put away items that are not always in use. Great shop project…..................

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 02-17-2012 05:01 PM

great idea, well executed. thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 02-19-2012 01:12 PM

I like the table a lot because I probably won’t be using a router that much. I’m in the process of selling a router table on a metal leg stand (takes up too much space ;-). Question for you…what is it and where did you get the base plate? My issue is if I sell the table I got then what trouble will I go through to get the right materials to build what you’ve got.
Thanks…welcome to LJ…I recently found it too and it is awesome!
Richard

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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TheWoodShed

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#13 posted 02-19-2012 09:24 PM

Richard
how are you doing?
The plate im using is made by “Rousseau” its a generic base made to work with most routers.
Most all of the wood stores sell thier version of the part. you could even make your own out of heavy plexi glass.
The rest is just building a table around it to suit your needs.

Be safe

-- Jeff

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