Shop Made Router Table with cabinet

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Project by steve6678 posted 675 days ago 1729 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

**Most pics, except one shown with small doors not attached yet…
Shop made router table with a 3/4” ply cabinet 1 sheet, JessEm router plate, 1 1/2” top, 3/4” 15 ply Finnish Birch with Phenolic Resin on both sides laminated to a 3/4” MDF slab. Fence 1” thick X 32” faced melimine all sides, inserted T tracks front & back, aluminum fence core, dust collection, Incra miter track, Two T tracks for fence adjustment.
Cabinet 3/4” sanded 1 side ply Gel clear top coat, basically a rip-off of the Bench Dog Cab, but built better. Holds 99 bits, 1/4” 1 side, 1/2” other side, slide out shelves MDF 3/4”, solid rod hinge for bit compartment doors and magnets to keep closed, 1 drawer w/slides, 1 cabinte compartment, and a router compartment sealed w/dust collection. On 2 swivel locking casters and 2 front adjustable feet. Built in several 3-5 hour days, not sure how long it took…cost – $250 maybe

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#1 posted 675 days ago

very well built

-- Joel

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#2 posted 675 days ago

Nice clean look! I’m drooling over how many bits you have! Excellent job!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 674 days ago

I agree with the 1st two LJ’s, Look very nice lots of storage and sturdy. Great shop addition.

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#4 posted 674 days ago

Looks very good, functionally and stable. Like the tabletop, it is absolute plan and smooth. That will turn each job into a pleasure.
Cool job, thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#5 posted 674 days ago

Thanks…I’m glad people are enjoying it, I hope to help some others by maybe giving some ideas they can use. The 1/4” bit side is a set my friend got me, she didn’t really understand quality vs. quantity, wicked nice thought though, but they are those cheap China bits, one 1/4” straight bit actually broke right in half going through MDF, wow, I use them up on what/where I can…I try to buy 1/2” shank (other compartment-not shown) Good bits are SOOO Expensive, I have been purchasing Whiteside lately, best bits I ever used, pricey, but well worth it for the cut and ease of material removal.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#6 posted 667 days ago

Looks liked U got a deal on a ultimate router bit set. Every shape you will ever need. Nice job on the table.

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#7 posted 666 days ago

When I saw all of those yellow bits , I was wondering if you had bought out Woodworkers Warehouse when they went out of business ! LOL
Excellent router table design and a very useful project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 662 days ago

Ha, they are not very good bits, in fact a 1/4” straight bit broke in half on me in MDF.
Just went flying and made a dent in a wall! Ha. I was lucky!
My ex-girl bought them for me, she didn’t know about Whiteside, but I would have gotten 2 bits instead of 100, ha

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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