|Project by mreza||posted 05-08-2012 03:19 PM||10006 views||36 times favorited||39 comments|
After more than two years I finally got to build a new project: a new and bigger router table. Had bought a PRL router lift about 2 years ago and a Milwaukee 3.25HP to use with it but have not had the chance to build a new table until new. And even now it took a lot longer as shop time is lot more limited these days.
Nothing particularly new as it is very similar to 1000’s of other router tables out there most based on Norm’s design. The top is 38” x 28” made out of two layers of 3/4” MDF glued and then laminated on top. The cabinet is from BB ply all around (including the drawers and drawer fronts). The edges are all walnut (all from scraps I had). I used my Jessem doweling jig for the first time (that too after about 2 years buying it!) to build the cabinet. The base has 4 casters and 4 leveling feet that can be retracted when moving this is needed.
I might have gone a little over the board and added 4 beams (out of BB ply) under the base and also two 1.5”x3” hard maple between the lower and upper bank of drawers to get a very ridgid base that would support the top.
It has 2.5” + 5” dust ports. The location of switch is such that I can turn it off with my leg/hip when needed. The T-tracks are added for using hold downs/feather boards.