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Here is a direct link to the article I wrote and posted on my web site about my latest router table. I hope you will find a feature or two that you will want to incorporate into your next router table.

http://www.peterspirito.com/routertable.htm
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That is a great idea of using the tool cabinet for the base. Well done.

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Hi Peter,

Looks like a winner to me. Excellent job!! I like the fact that you used a simple roller cabinet as your base to set the table itself on.

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Hey Peter, That looks great. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one thinking outside (or about) the box. I've been considering using a cabinet or intermediate box on my next table as an alternative buying all those slides, and making all the drawers. My local Sears usually has one of those with a small scratch or dent marked down pretty cheap.

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Good looking set up Peter, I like it! Nice job.

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Very nice, well designed and highly functional.

I spent a wad of money and time on a jointech design. Great table but really more than I need or use. Sure is pretty tho I must admit and will be around after I'm dead I know.

Your design intrigues me - have casters, have that tool chest too. Have a need for a movable job site table. I think you have answered the call here!
Anything you'd change since you've put some hours on it?
Mind if I swipe the design idea?! Call me a thief ...... lol
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Thumbs up Thanks for the compliments

RookieGuy, you asked if there was anything I would add or change? The only thing I didn't get fancy with was dust collection under the table like when you are routing grooves where the all of the chips go down under the table. I just take the shop vac and stick the hose up under the table up against the router base and secure it in place with a clamp. I tried to make it "more difficult" than that but couldn't make it any better, so shop vac hose it is. I really like the height of the table also. Most are much lower. I would be honored if you copied my design.
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I think that dealing with DC on a table maybe the hardest part - impossible to nail it down totally and with your design I don't think I'd be concerned anyway. You sound like you have the perfect and simplest solution yet.

Nice job Peter!
- I'm starting to put together the pencil and paper part of it righ now. Beautiful day tomorrow a coming - open up the shop doors for the first time this spring and make some dust is the game plan.
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Peter
I have been lurking for a while and this is my first post.
I am just seriously starting out in woodworking and I have a DeWalt 618 system and a Bosch table. It works fairly well but I have been looking for better ideas for a movable stand.
Your system looks just what I have been looking for with the serendipity of already having the Sears cabinet.
This is the first time I have seen a router table with such a tall fence.
How tall is it and what is your reasoning or use for such a tall fence?
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