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Router Table #3: Good thing I'm not getting paid for this

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Blog entry by shaun posted 2341 days ago 925 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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cause I started it about 3 months ago and it’s still a work in progress. But at least I’ve got all the drawers in it now.

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The last one was for router bit storage.

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Initially I planned on making this two drawers, but then I noticed what Sawdustroad was doing with his table and came up with this idea. Special note – Thanks for the idea Sawdust!

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It would be much better if it had full extension drawer slides on it but I went with what I had for now. I’ll upgrade to full extensions slides if I ever get it completed.

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-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2341 days ago

Shaun,

You are making progress. Making it mobile is a good idea as well.

I am looking forward to seeing the completed project (as I am sure that your are too).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2341 days ago

oh yah!!!
Love the angled storage area in the drawer

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 2341 days ago

Fancy! The inset doors look nice.

Personally, I am starting to hate using those white slides, I have not had any luck with them. I kept a bunch from my kitchen and they just seem to stick at the end. I will probably keep using them just to recycle, but I wont buy them anymore.

Motivational speech: Finish it! All you have to make is the top now. A couple doors? No problem. Then you can route to your hearts content.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2341 days ago

very nice

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Bob #2

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#5 posted 2341 days ago

Very nice as well.
If I can see one thing I might change it would be the drawers. By the time you put a door on the front of the router housing you will be cursing the side opening drawers.
I used full extension slides on mine and got 3 drawer per side so this could be something you could change now or after you have used the stand for a bit.

Regards
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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trifern

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#6 posted 2341 days ago

Nice looking router table. I need to build a place to hold my bits. I like the angled bit storage.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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GaryK

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#7 posted 2341 days ago

Great looking table. The drawer is real nice. What are you doing with the rest of the drawers?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tom Adamski

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#8 posted 2341 days ago

Shaun, Nice project. I like the different colors. Do a set of those casters lock to keep it from moving?

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2341 days ago

You may be slow, but it looks like it will be well worth the wait!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2341 days ago

This is my first look at your table, I really like it.

I especially like the bit drawer.

You’ll be paid in full, when you’re able to start using it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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shaun

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#11 posted 2341 days ago

Hey all thanks for the postive feedback, it might be just the motivation I need to get-er-done! ;) oh wait a minute, I need some money too… lol

I agree with ya on the slides Giz, I thought I’d save a couple bucks but in the end ya get what ya pay for. If it wasn’t shop furniture I would have tossed them already.

Bob#2 – I think I follow what you’re saying and honestly hadn’t thought about that. I’m glad you mentioned it. The top right hand drawer is the only one set up like that. I”m going to keep that in mind when I set up the router bay door. I might be able to avoid that aggravation if I set the door up to open from the right. THANKS!

I gotta give the credit for the angled storage to Sawdustroad. Check out what he did with his here

Gary – the rest of the drawers are just general storage. In fact the drawers in the top section are the only ones that are holding stuff that has anything to do with the router.

Tom – ya cant really tell in the pictures but the set on the right are swivel casters with locks. Even with the swivels it’s a challenge to drive this thing around the shop. I got a little carried away with the size.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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