Shop Updates #6: Router Table - Finished!

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 2213 days ago 2448 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Router Table - Dust Collection Part 6 of Shop Updates series Part 7: finishing booth - table »

so my router table project has come to an end. i got my shipment from Lee Valley today and i am happy to say that everything is completed. first upon getting the 2’ T-track i cut it in half with a jigsaw and a metal cutting blade. then i epoxied the track into place. i used a board of mdf to distribute pressure and my two former table saw wings which are probably around 20 pounds each on top.

then i just drilled for and installed the t bolts and put on the knobs. and when the fence locks down it is very sturdy and even with a lot of pressure it wouldn’t budge. here is a video of it in action with the new fence. i know there’s no need for a video but I’m really excited at how everything came out.

so thanks for checking this out everyone! hope everyone enjoyed this project because i know i did! have a nice day!

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#1 posted 2213 days ago

Nice job, Denis!

Glad to see that hearing protection.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 2213 days ago

Nice router table!

-- Steve-o

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#3 posted 2213 days ago

Looks good Denis.


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#4 posted 2213 days ago

great job buddy.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#5 posted 2213 days ago

Good job but did you have the dust collection on in that video it looks like the dust was going all over. I love the router tables that are joined up with the table saw because it gives you more support and it is very functional

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#6 posted 2213 days ago

no Tyler the dust collection isn’t hooked up yet. haven’t been able to go out an get the connector yet.

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#7 posted 2212 days ago

Excellant router table, I want to connect mine to my table saw but I don’t think it will work.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 2212 days ago

And here’s the finished project ;)

Click for details

Well done, Denis!

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#9 posted 2212 days ago

excellent job denis….quite ingenious….

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#10 posted 2212 days ago

thanks for posting that martin :)

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#11 posted 2212 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#12 posted 2211 days ago

I’m inspired! I have a router table. Just never got around to building it. Sense you started your series I built me one (not as nice as yours) and man this nice to have. Thank you for the inspiration.

-- ~jtd

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#13 posted 2210 days ago

Way to go, Denis!

I’ve the the BenchDog router lift but have been just using some doubled up mdf for a long time. I just set them on a pair of saw horses. Now that the shop is done, I’m getting ready to build cabinets. The router table is very high on the list. By the way, I finally hopped on the bus and started a blog. When you get a moment stop by and check it out. I’m hoping the blog keeps me moving in the shop! So far, so good.

P.S. Don’t get mad at me if I steal your router table design:D

-- Vic in Pasco, Washington "It is what it is"-unknown author

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