Router Table with Micro Adjust

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Project by John_G posted 111 days ago 1743 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally have my router setup finished (pretty much). I bought a 3.25hp Triton router for Christamas, and just recently got the Kreg reouter plate as well. The cabinet for the table was all build from scraps of plywood that i just sanded, filled some holes and had my daughter paint with me. The drawer froms are all from scrap maple plywood, the bottom 3 drawers on each side are bit storeage 1/4” and 1/2”. The top 2 drawers on each side are for parts. And then obviously the main larger bottom 3 drawers. The edging on the base cabinet is oak. The router table and fence are made from a combination of an old desk that was no longer in use and cherry. The table surface it’self is the desk top with 3/4mdf under it making it 1.5” think. The fence as you can see is a combination. I edged all the desk pieces in cherry. The knobs were all made and then the tops were laminate with some walnut plywood. So far everything is working great, i need to add another fence in the fron at the top to hold feather boards, andi’m debating a miter slot across the front as well. Again for feather boards.

-- John Gray

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#1 posted 111 days ago

Excellent build John ,this is going to serve you well for years to come. I like the micro adjustment,a great detail.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 111 days ago

I’d like some detail on how you built the micro adjustment. What kind of threaded rod is that? Also, what is that foot lever thing?

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#3 posted 111 days ago

excellent job

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#4 posted 111 days ago

Nice build, this is an upgrade that is on my list.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 111 days ago

Thanks for all the comments everyone.
LJACKSON – the threaded rod is just a 1/4”x20 threaded Rod. The wood block it goes through has a long 1” nut inside it. The handle also has one but I used locktite in that one. As for it’s movement I’m not sure on what 20 threads per inch equals. However I will say that it doesn’t push the fence evenly, not that it matters but I have to watch it. All the plans I’ve seen have 1” wide by 1/8” bars as a track sort of that the top fence slides out on, I’m guessing they even it out and prevent it from racking. I’m guessing if I used something thicker than a 1/4” rod that would have helped, maybe 1/2 or 3/4.

The wheel things on the bottom are cams I’ve made. If you rotate the bar over the disc is bolted off center and pushes down on the plate which has caster attached to the bottom. It lifts up the entire table and allows me to roll it around. WHen I swing them back the other way the cam rotates off center and allows that caster plate to hinge back up lowering the cabinet to the floor. They work great, but I need to wax these.

-- John Gray

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#6 posted 111 days ago

Awesome build. Love it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 110 days ago

Looks like a take off of the Norm Abrams design, I built one too. It has been a very very hand piece of equipment. I like your adjustment feature and have been considering just such a addition to my fence. I was thinking 2 screws or a single one toward either end to make adjustments more precise.You might want to consider installing a piece of t-track in the top as well to hold finger boards for running mouldings.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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