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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Default My first "REAL" router table...

..A lot of time and thinking has gone into my first real router table, (not just a piece of plywood with a hole in it on top of a workmate) a page is up on my website about it....

Stu's Dungeon Router Table <-it is a link, click it!

No need to re-write everything here, but I'll post a pic or two is that is all right.


It is nearing completion here, just a few more things to do. The first project I'm going to do is to build the drawers for the cabinet, need a place to store router related stuff

I just thought I'd share with you guys, as I've looked at a lot of other tables that others have made, and I've tried to incorporate the best things I could see from each, that being said, I'm sure if I were to build another router table tomorrow, I would not do it exactly the same

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Very nice !
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Very nice job really like the high fence it will be great for extra support.
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Real nice Stusan, does the table flip up, so you can make changes to the router or do you take out the insert? I see you have it on wheels also. Nice job.

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As they say, a pic is worth a thousand words...



I've since done work on the table, andthe chunk of wood holding up the top has been upgraded

Cheers!
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I can make out details from a couple different plans I have seen. Nice combination! I am curious about how well the dust collection works? Are you supplying any make up air or just through the bit opening? I see you used my favorite mounting plate. I have installed 3 of them so far, gotta love them. Good job Stu!

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I've run out of 6" flex hose and have to buy some more, so I don't know how the DC works, I think I will have to let it breath a bit more, but we shall see.


There is a hose on the top of the fence as well.

Today the 1/2" collet chuck came from Canada (they don't have any in Japan, they said it would take 3 to 6 months to get it!) and I ran a piece of plywood through a straight bit, just to cut a groove, with only the top small hose working it sucked up about 70% of the dust, so I have high hopes with the under suction as well it will get most of the dust.

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Real nice job. Like it a lot.

One thing bothering me is the location of the on/off switch. Looks like it can be accidently bumped into or is it a switch that interlocks.


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Thanks for your concern!

The switch on the front is the switch for the router speed controler, the main switch for the whole deal is lurking behind the stop board.

To turn the router on you have to push the Start button through the hole, to turn it off, you just have to bump the stop board you can use your knee, hip, hand whatever. In the above pic I'm holding the stop board out so you can see the switch.


This is how it usually looks.

I hope that makes sense!

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Stu I've just finished going thru most of your site showing your shop and tools. Nothing short of amazing what you've been able to do. I'm somewhat new to this woodworking hoby and enjoy looking at the work of other people for ideas. I encourage other members to take a look at your site.............they might just learn something. Please keep posting your projects.
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