My table evolved from materials I had on hand and pics I have seen of other tables. The Cabinet are from the days I worked as a project manager for a Casework supplier handling Fisher Hamilton for steel or wood and TMI for p-lam. Often on large jobs there might be some cabinets that were ordered wrong or sent wrong etc. I was often able to get these for nothing more than getting rid of them. So when you see the blue or gray cabinets under my work bench these are steel powder coated. The top like the other tops in my garages are left over from some job and they are chemical resistant p-lam for the most part.
So my router table consists of two 15X24X32 inch high three drawer one door cabinets with the melamine side of the counter up because it is slicker than the other side. I put it on casters and will be changing at least two of those to locking fixed casters. The Oak around the table is my contribution as is the maple lining to cutout. Just thought it would look better that way. The fence can be turned around and the table will, I think, handle larger pieces. The over all height is the same as my table saw a Ridgid TS 3650 so I can use it as a run out table for the saw. I also have a phenolic resin blank insert for the opening so I can use it as a work bench also. I am contemplating putting another cut out at the other end further from the edge and maybe more to the left to give more room on the right. Perhaps someone has done this and can tell me how it worked out.
I think the fence for me is overkill or just plane stupid but it was fun building it and getting it together. It is split so I can make some inserts to go between the two sections, that part made sense to me when I saw it somewhere.
Pic1 table under construction
2 Why I'm "xplorx4"
3 Table w/no fence
4 cabinets in background are steel
5 Router table almost done
6 on/off switch
7 cabinets my Dad made as he was nearly blind one is a dermal table
8 Dewalt compound miter saw on Ridgid stand
If the pics are too big, let me know and I will in the future change the resulotion .
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