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Project by LoopyLoom posted 06-10-2013 07:15 PM 1366 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my router table. Although it took awhile, only working on it a little at a time, it was so much fun. I started by framing it out with pine 1×2s using pocket screws. I then used oak plywood to finish it up. I then made some drawers, for tools and 2 more drawers to hold my router bits. The bottom of the cabinet is used for storage. I chose to use plexiglass for the door so I would be able to see the router with the door shut. I liked the look of the hardware being mounted on the outside.
I wanted to be able to turn the router on with a switch, so I mounted an outlet inside to plug in the router. I also mounted an outlet on the back to turn on the shop vac for dust collection. Both outlets turn on by the rocker switch on the front side of the cabinet.
I made the top out of 2 pieces of MDF with melamine on either side. I mounted the router using the Kreg router plate. I installed a miter track for feather boards and 2 T tracks to secure the fence. The fence is made out of plywood and the bottom is adjustable for different size router bits, with the top section holding a t track. On the backside of the fence is a mount for a vacuum hose. Using my router now is a breeze but the table really would have come in handy while building it.





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buck_cpa

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 07:25 PM

well done, did you follow a specific plan? if so, please provide the reference. I am getting ready to start mine and I’m throwing around some ideas.

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 10:08 PM

Looks like a million bucks! How did you cut the wood for the dust collector?

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LoopyLoom

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 10:37 PM

I did not follow a specific plan, just a looked at a lot of pictures and you tube videos to get inspiration. I used a hole saw to cut the wood for the dust collector.

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#4 posted 06-11-2013 11:47 AM

Great job!! This is on the top of my to do list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 12:39 PM

Look great! As buck mentioned what plans did you follow?

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 06:15 PM

Nice job!
It’ll serve you for some years.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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