My New Router Table

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Project by SawdustAndAnIPA posted 07-24-2013 01:52 PM 2536 views 19 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thank to Lance on YouTube, I began the three week project to build my new router table.

The Incra RTCombo 3 comes with extruded aluminum rails that 1/2” plywood fits right in. I used Birch plywood for the body of the table, and Poplar for the rails, stiles, and drawer fronts. I took advantage of the ease of pocket hole joinery to assemble my rails and stiles.

I finished the Poplar wood sections with General Arm R Seal Semi Gloss (three coats.) The mid-project photo shows how the router section is fully enclosed. The vented drawer front is attached using magnets so you simply snap-on, snap-off.

This project was my first attempt at building any type of cabinet or drawers. I have a new respect for cabinet builders and their very complex and challenging trade craft.

-- What Is The Matrix? The Matrix Is All Around Us...It Is Your Table Saw Connected To The Internet.

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 03:03 PM

Looks Awesome!!! I like the hardware you picked out.

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

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 06:45 PM

Stellar job on the router cabinet…..Thery are fun to build….I built the “Norm” r.t. about 5 years ago, and just took my time doing it…..This is the 3rd r.t. I’ve built, and each one just go better and better…....

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 07:19 PM

looks great.

what did you use for the top?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 08:39 PM

I love it!!. Nice going!!!!!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tim Dillon

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 09:36 PM

I hope you don’t mind, but I’m thinking of using your front when I get to making mine. Thanks and great job.

-- tim, the mountaineer

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 11:03 PM

Nice job, I like the idea of a vented front held in with magnets.

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 12:31 AM

Super table, love the Incra hardware. I just completed a NYW version and already contemplating a lift and the Incra fence positioner… Should have built it that way in the first place but too many $$!

-- Smitty

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 12:58 AM

Well done! Looks great and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 06:46 AM

Great job. Welcome to LJ’s. I look forward to your future post

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 07-25-2013 10:02 AM

A router table is close to the top of my build list. I’m going to favourite this.
Really good job.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#11 posted 07-25-2013 10:53 AM

Very nice router table and you did a great job on the cabinet looks perfect. I too have the Incra Table saw fence and router fence attachment… a great system
Well done

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Big Ben

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#12 posted 07-25-2013 05:32 PM

I have really been interested in getting the Incra positioner, how have you liked using it?

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#13 posted 07-26-2013 03:05 AM

great work on the table. i just built one and doesn’t quite look that good keep up the good work

-- Bryant north carolina

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#14 posted 07-26-2013 03:58 PM

Thanks for the kind words all! I am new to LJ’s and the craftsman on the site are a great group of people. I want to follow-up on a couple of questions in the comment board. The Incra Router Table 3 combo comes with the purchase the cabinet frame, the table top (1.5” MDF”), and the positioner. So it all came in a kit. The custom part is making the cabinet if you choose to enclose it. The Incra System is not cheap. But I looked at is both a router table system, and a dovetail-box joint system. I couldn’t be happier. Thanks again for the comments and the warm welcome to LJ’s

-- What Is The Matrix? The Matrix Is All Around Us...It Is Your Table Saw Connected To The Internet.

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