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Forum topic by Woodchuck2010 posted 08-20-2016 01:54 AM 341 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-20-2016 01:54 AM

I changed the door on my table. I didn’t like the birdhouse look to it. I went with a slotted door with a magnetic spring latch. It looks cleaner without the knob on the door. It actually didn’t work as good at first but I covered portions of the slots with polycarbonate until it worked great!

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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#1 posted 08-20-2016 02:24 AM

Looks Great, door and cabinet!!!!

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 02:25 AM



Looks Great, door and cabinet!!!!

- nightguy

Thanks!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#3 posted 08-20-2016 11:21 AM

This is interesting as to how much or many slots are needed to get good dust collection and keep router cool. Which slots did you cover up?

What dust collector are you using and do you have any idea how many cfm you are pulling from the router table?

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#4 posted 08-20-2016 01:42 PM



This is interesting as to how much or many slots are needed to get good dust collection and keep router cool. Which slots did you cover up?

What dust collector are you using and do you have any idea how many cfm you are pulling from the router table?

- Redoak49

I have the harbor freight 2hp collector. I tried some different test doors with 2 slots and 4 slots, but they didn’t work as good as the round hole door and I didn’t like the look of them either. I ended up covering the 2 small slots and the upper medium slot AND 2/3rds of the top slot. This was the best combination for me. So really just the two bottom and 1/3rd of the top slot are open. There are gaps around the door that are letting the air flow also. I have no idea about the cfm’s.
Here’s the “birdhouse” door. Works great.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#5 posted 08-24-2016 12:38 AM

I added some pegboard to the side of the stand for a little more storage.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 12:58 AM

What diameter where the holes? I am working on a similar design cabinet.

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 01:02 AM


What diameter where the holes? I am working on a similar design cabinet.

- nightguy

For the door or pegboard?

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 01:04 AM

The round holes in the door were 3/4”. I’m using the slotted door now though.
Pegboard holes are 1/4”

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 08-24-2016 01:10 AM



The round holes in the door were 3/4”. I m using the slotted door now though.
Pegboard holes are 1/4”

- Woodchuck2010

Thanks Chuck, I was asking about the door. BTW, both doors look great, but the slots are a bit more snazzy.

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#10 posted 08-24-2016 01:14 AM

I almost tried a pegboard door but didn’t get around to it. You know, put a frame around it. I think that might work.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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