|Project by DBuonomano||posted 02-06-2013 05:28 PM||2000 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this bench top router table a couple of years ago when i was just starting to get into wood working. I made it out of necessity for the project I was working on at the time; so it’s made mostly with scrap that I had laying around the shop. The base, sub table and drawers are all left over MDO plywood, and the top is 1/4” MDF which supports the router. The fence is MDF with adjustable MDO facing so i can adjust for wider bits, and I have a hookup for my small shop vac which actually works really well for dust control.
My initial plan was to use this for a little while until I had the space for a dedicated router table, but this little bench top version has served me well for over two years now. The biggest deficiency is the bit storage space. I made it to accommodate up to 26 router bits (1/4” & 1/2” shanks), which at the time was a lot… As you can see I’ve filled it up and now am using another cabinet to store the new bits I’ve acquired.
Starting to plan for that dedicated router table, but this one is too useful to ever get rid of… I’ll just have to have two!