Offset router table

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Project by Albe posted 04-14-2013 02:07 AM 3993 views 26 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was able to spend my Tax return money on the Incra LS Router Fence system. I was getting tired of having to use a combination square to setup my fence and the Rockler table was MDF was wearing out (carriage bolts getting stuck in the MDF). And of course you need a new router table cabinet to go with it a new setup. My last setup did not have a dust bucket underneath and made a mess underneath. Made this one of pre-finished birch 1/2” plywood, the face frame was made with 1/2” CVG fir. The door and drawers are red oak. Now it is time to have some fun. I am looking to do some dovetail and box joinery on and upcoming project.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 05:01 AM

Looks good, I love my INCRA table, I too couldn’t wait, so I built a cabinet system the next weekend. I seriously use my INCRA system every time I work on a project, there sooooo accurate.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 01:15 PM

Thanks Lance, I used some of your ideas when I was building the one I made. Yours is awesome could almost put it in the living room. I was getting tired of having to constantly adjusting the Rockler table and the other style fence seemed like they may have the same issue of staying parallel. I maybe borrowing your chuck box design for ideas in the near future.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 01:19 PM

Thanks for posting these pictures. It turned out beautiful and appears to be quite functional. This week I’m starting on exactly the same project – tax refunds are great! Having not actually started the project, I’m wondering how you attached the guides for the drawers, that is, you must have had to put a spacer between the guide and cabinet side so the drawer would clear the Incra frame? Do you have any tips for someone just starting this project?
Thank you, Don

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 01:34 PM

Love my Incra system too. Your project is in my Top 3!!!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#5 posted 04-14-2013 01:49 PM

Thanks Don, Since the fir was only a 1/2” thick I glued pieces behind the face frame after I slide it in the metal slots. One of the problems I had with fir was that it splits easy so I am not sure I would go the same route. To mount the slides I used draw slide brackets if you use plywood make sure you use washers so the screws don’t poke out the back. Lance (who commented above) has a great blog on how he made his offset table. It helped me in the process. If you are looking at storing the right angle fence and the support you may want a bigger drawer. I did like using the pre-finished plywood because it cut down on assembly time and I am not that fond of doing finishes.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 01:55 PM

Thanks Tim. I am sure it will turn out awesome after looking at some of your work

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#7 posted 04-14-2013 02:18 PM

Nice table! I like your tripod mobile base. You build that? Or is it something commercial you found.

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#8 posted 04-14-2013 02:25 PM

Thanks Joe, It is a commercial model form Incra

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#9 posted 04-14-2013 02:51 PM

Very nice – you’ll love the Incra…....I have a similar setup myself… regrets!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#10 posted 04-14-2013 03:03 PM

What a great job and set up. Hard to go wrong with this.. Congrats and enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 04-14-2013 03:08 PM

super router table.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 04-14-2013 04:15 PM

You did a wonderful job on this router table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-14-2013 05:04 PM

Will make good use of that rock solid set up for sure, can’t beat a good RT when it comes to the many different Ops it will perform. Nice work and thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#14 posted 04-15-2013 02:48 AM

Awesome! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 04-15-2013 12:33 PM

Thanks everyone for the postive comments.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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