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Forum topic by RetiredCoastie posted 10-01-2011 02:19 AM 3172 views 7 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2011 02:19 AM

Earlier this month I began building my router table cabinet. The cabinet is built from 3/4” maple plywood, the face frame is poplar. I painted the inside “Machinery Grey” and applied 4 coats of General Finishes oil & urethane to the outside of the cabinet. Drilled the hole and attached a 4” dust port then mounted and attached the Incra top, router plate and Wonder Fence. The top was mounted with weather striping between it and the cabinet then attached with screws through the triangle brackets tight enough to just compress the weather striping just a touch which will seal the router compartment (Thanks Blake for the idea). Now that that’s all completed I’ll use this setup to build the door and drawers. I also have an external safety switch I bought from Rockler which will be mounted tomorrow. Thanks for viewing and look forward to your comments and suggestions.






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#1 posted 10-01-2011 02:44 AM

Nice work buddie. BTW, good to see you here. I havent’ seen much of you lately.
Thats going to be a nice tool. Makes me jealous

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 03:11 AM

This is an excellent router table that I am definitely going to have to save for reference. I still haven’t build a table for my Incra router setup that I picked up off of Craigslist. I’ve also got a 3.25HP Triton for underneath, but haven’t gotten the plate yet. I purchased the Triton so that I didn’t need to buy a router lift.

I like the weather stripping idea as well.

Thanks for posting this, it’s a good motivator.

I’ll be curious to see how it turns out once you’ve completed the front.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 04:47 AM

Thanks guys! I haven’t been in the shop a lot, been dealing with the wife’s Chemo treatments but she’s doing really well thank God, which lets me get in the shop more and the wife was a big help on this project. I’ve also got the 3.25 Triton and it’s a beast but in the table it just purrs. The table and plate I got from Incra and it’s really nice because it makes leveling the plate a snap. I made a typo up top. I credited Blain for the floating top idea but it was Blake’s blog on his cabinet that gave me the idea. He has some really cool features in his. I’ll post more pics when it’s all completed. Thanks again!

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 07:21 AM

Johnathan here are two other router table cabinet combos designed around the Incra jig:
http://www.delorie.com/wood/projects/router/
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4401

The first one is very cool, especially the template storage. The second is from Blake here at Lumberjocks from which I got the idea for floating the top. Good luck in your build, If I can help let me know.

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 02:49 PM

Thank you for the links. I had seen Blake’s router table before, but have not seen the other link. I’ll have to read through both of them, as it’s been quite a while since I first read about Blake’s table.

I probably won’t start building this until sometime early next year. I appreciate you offering to answer questions, and I may end up taking you up on that.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 10-08-2011 06:05 PM

Mike
The router table is looking good, sorry to hear about your wife’s problems but glad to hear she is doing ok.
If you ever need help with anything let me know.
Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 07:24 AM

Thanks Paul, my Wife is doing a lot better but she still can’t work in the garden which she loves to do and all I can do in the garden is kill her plants so I leave them alone. I got the door for the router compartment built and the switch mounted yesterday. I picked up some cutting board material today that will be used for cutting individual slots for each template which I hope to complete Sunday and then Ill get the drawers started. I’ll have some pics soon.

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#8 posted 10-10-2011 05:30 AM

I got a few more loose ends taken care of this weekend. My Wife and I built a storage rack for the INCRA templates out of plastic cutting board material which will be attached in the top drawer once their built. I installed the safety switch and built the door which allowed me to cut the 52 slots in the plastic cutting board material without making a huge mess in the shop. I realy enjoyed making the Template organizer, it was tedious but with out the INCRA fence it would have been a big pain in the butt. Thanks for viewing.

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#9 posted 10-10-2011 04:29 PM

Excellent progress! I really like the template trays. This is going to be one heck of a router table when you’re done with it.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 10-10-2011 07:17 PM

Thanks Jonathan. It keeps the templates organized and provides easy access. I got the idea from the link I posted above. I’ll be building the drawers next and I’ll be doing some tweeking to improve the dust collection in the router compartment.

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