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I actually started making my Router Table over 10 Yrs ago - 12 or so to be more accurate. It is based on a combination of designs from "Router Magic" and a 1999 Publication from American Woodworker. The table was actually constructed pretty fast - part of the problem because once it became functional - I never finished the cabinet. The cabinet has been on a shelf and moved from place to place over the last 12 years. I actually have made or bought several fences but never quite could get around to finishing the cabinet.

Well I finished this past weekend (almost there is actually a huge storage drawer that goes in the bottom). It is soooo much better at dust containment and collection that I wonder why I never did it sooner. The real driver was the 100 or so router bits that I needed to organize and protect. I am sure I will find that I have repeats of many bit types - so get ready for the Big Clearance Event.

I have a Dewalt DW625 (3HP) router mouted in the table. Some don't like Plunge routers in a table - but it has actually worked well for me. I have one the Jacobs Power collets ( no longer available) in it and that has worked equally well.
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I actually started making my Router Table over 10 Yrs ago - 12 or so to be more accurate. It is based on a combination of designs from "Router Magic" and a 1999 Publication from American Woodworker. The table was actually constructed pretty fast - part of the problem because once it became functional - I never finished the cabinet. The cabinet has been on a shelf and moved from place to place over the last 12 years. I actually have made or bought several fences but never quite could get around to finishing the cabinet.

Well I finished this past weekend (almost there is actually a huge storage drawer that goes in the bottom). It is soooo much better at dust containment and collection that I wonder why I never did it sooner. The real driver was the 100 or so router bits that I needed to organize and protect. I am sure I will find that I have repeats of many bit types - so get ready for the Big Clearance Event.

I have a Dewalt DW625 (3HP) router mouted in the table. Some don't like Plunge routers in a table - but it has actually worked well for me. I have one the Jacobs Power collets ( no longer available) in it and that has worked equally well.


Hi Gregg - Looks great!
Funny how you get something like that functional but not quite finished, and other projects just sorta crawl all over the thing. I've got at least a couple of projects that have been in progress for well over a year.

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Nice clean looking table Greg. Another benefit is sound reduction, I am sure you have noticed a difference.

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Very nice job

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That it does indeed - with the Fein Vac I am sure it's below 85 dB - but most times I keep the ear muffs on just the same.
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Sure makes my cabinet look pretty crude. Very nice job of it. Almost makes me want to smash and burn the one I have and do it again!
Hell......more I think about it maybe I will do that tomorrow!!
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Hey, any good woodworker has at least several unfinished projects. If I remember correctly it took me four years before I finished mine, made at least 4 modifications from the origional design, added a lift and finally got the dust collection the way I wanted it. Still I am considering adding a power lift so I guess it's still not finished after about 12 years. It does keep me out of the bars and pool halls so it's worth it.
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That's one righteous router work station. I was going to take some photos of the one I've been working on since spring but am to embarrassed to show it..Maybe when finished..
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