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Hey guys. Obviously I don't post much here lately, but I'm still pretty heavy into woodworking - moved a bit away from the router side. But I still enjoy using it, and I still feel the need for a standalone table.

My table has sat in an unfinished state for the last several months while I have embarked on other projects and a transformation of my space. In the next phase, I'll be replacing walls and adding floor cabs. I have the router table and awhile back I made a drill press cart that straddles the base and column of my floor drill press. It has a cutout in the back to dock with the column.

Designing the new layout last night I got to thinking: I don't own an extraordinary amount of router bits, and most of what I put in the drill cart could go in the router table. So I thought, why not scrap the cart, make a semicircular cutout in the router table, and combine the two? The surface behind the router plate hasn't seen any action to date, so I don't see any reason why I couldn't do this and retain the same functionality. I was going to redo the carcass anyway, so I could easily make sure I have the clearance.

Opinions? FWIW, my table is ply for the carcass, and 1.5" of phenolic ply for the top.

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Men in white jackets needed on aisle 7. White jackets to aisle 7, please. ;-)

I'd say whatever works in your space, and provides the functionality you need, is fine. I'd be a little concerned about the typical cart casters providing firm footing when in use, though.

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Men in white jackets needed on aisle 7. White jackets to aisle 7, please. ;-)

I'd say whatever works in your space, and provides the functionality you need, is fine. I'd be a little concerned about the typical cart casters providing firm footing when in use, though.
I'd keep the nice double-lock casters I've had on there for awhile, now. No movement at all when they're locked.

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(1352 is what I have. Love them.)

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