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Project by Everette Ponder Jr posted 03-04-2014 12:06 AM 1381 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

router table
Been working on this one for a while, like a lot of things I do I start a project and as I need it I finish it. This is one of the I need a router in a table to cut finger joints so I made the base and the top and clamped my jig to it and made the box I need. Then I need to cut some molding so I need a fence so I made that. Now I have finished the miter rail and put a safety switch(pic 3) and plug so I don’t have to get to the wall every time I need to change a bit. a piece of PVC pipe to hold the router adjuster and some large storage drawers. just in case I need to take my show on the road I put some tie down points on it. kind of a hog pog of parts but it works for me.

When I saw the price of store bought safety switch I was real proud of my switch. and it works good.

Router is a Porter Cable 7519 3.25 hp
the lift plate is a Kreg Precision PRS3000
handles are oak scrap
The switch is a cheep decorator 15 amp with a thin 1/4 inch cover with a stick out to hit the off side of the switch. The cover must be lifted to turn on the router. the plug is there to allow safe bit changing faster no moving crap to get to the wall plug.
I made the large drawer to hold box joint jig and other router (smaller hand router it’s a Dewalt combo 1.75hp.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 02:08 AM

That looks like a great router table! I’m sure you’ll get lots of good use out of it!

-- Dean

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Bob817

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#2 posted 03-04-2014 02:18 AM

That’s a nice table Everette, did you make those draw handles too? I need to make one like that it’s awesome.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#3 posted 03-04-2014 02:25 AM

yes I did the handle are oak. I made some for a sander cabinet that are thicker that I like better, I will try to post something on it soon.
hope things are good up north I hear your weather has been bad cold this year.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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Bob817

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#4 posted 03-04-2014 03:17 PM

Hey bud those handles are really nice did you go by a special pattern? That table is so impressive I can’t get over it. The weather is like every where else cold and miserable. It has been a bad year for everybody all across the country. good to hear from you again.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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pnig

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#5 posted 03-04-2014 06:07 PM

Really nice job. You will be really happy with a good solid sturdy bench. I found really reasonable safety switches at Grizzly (http://www.grizzly.com/products/H8243) and used it on my version. Lots of great storage. I did not notice any dust collection, did you build in dust collection?

Great work.

God bless,
Paul
www.dywoodworker.com

-- Oldman@dywoodworker.com

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#6 posted 03-04-2014 11:47 PM

ping
I made a dust port on the fence. I have not used it as you can see I like dust every where in my shop. I have air filter and need to make a dust separator. That is on my list of thing to make just not very high on it. I’m bad to make thing as I have to have them for other jobs.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 11:58 PM

Bob I just made a pattern of one side traced it flipped it and traced the mirror image cut it out on the band saw, a little sanding and now I have a wood template. I also have a extra handle if I can find it when I need it that is.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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Bill_N

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 10:26 AM

I love the switch idea

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Everette Ponder Jr

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#9 posted 03-05-2014 12:00 PM

thank you Bill
I’m proud of that Ideal.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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