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May 4, 2021 09:31:30   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I finally finished my router table, although I'll continue to work on details. I'm not really a woodworker, although I've always liked working with wood. I started with a base from Lowe's and added to that. Designing and building it was a great workout for my mind. Inside is a Triton TRA001. My next step will be finding a good location for it in the garage and then using the router for everything I build.











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May 4, 2021 09:33:34   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 

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May 4, 2021 09:38:11   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
Looking good. I did something very similar for my compound chop saw- worked out nice.

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May 4, 2021 16:46:49   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
Great looking job Jerry!

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May 4, 2021 19:46:11   #
Mr. SONY Loc: LI, NY
 
Nice.
I like the use of a store bought base.
your idea?

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May 4, 2021 22:17:48   #
Tom467 Loc: North Central Florida
 
Thanks for sharing.

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May 5, 2021 07:42:47   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
Nice work.

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May 5, 2021 08:16:19   #
fergmark Loc: norwalk connecticut
 
What is involved in changing bits?

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May 5, 2021 08:40:01   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Mr. SONY wrote:
Nice.
I like the use of a store bought base.
your idea?


Yes, it was, accidentally. Building a large wooden box wouldn't have been a challenge, but I would have had to buy the lumber and take the time to design, cut, and put together. While I was in Lowe's, I saw this base on sale for $99. It put it right in the back of my Fit.

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May 5, 2021 09:37:00   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
fergmark wrote:
What is involved in changing bits?


One of the main reasons I got the Triton router is the feature that lets me crank it up to change bits - and adjust cutting height. It comes with a crank that fits into a hole in the top plate. Great feature.



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May 5, 2021 10:00:58   #
MrMophoto Loc: Rhode Island "The biggest little"
 
VERY Clever! I was a finish carpenter for over 10 years and a router table was one of the essential tools, after a compound chop saw on a stand and a table saw. I always built my own table out of scrap plywood for the legs and table top. I also like that you put it on casters so you could move it around. Repurposing an old sink base is a great idea.
Back in the day, I ripped out a lot of old cabinets and always thought it was a waste just to trash them

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May 5, 2021 10:01:42   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Probably easier & cheaper than building one from scratch. What ever happened with that switch? You have to geta new one or was it the light?

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May 5, 2021 10:34:18   #
SoHillGuy Loc: Washington
 
I have the feeling you're going to make a lot of sawdust.

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May 5, 2021 11:43:22   #
fergmark Loc: norwalk connecticut
 
jerryc41 wrote:
One of the main reasons I got the Triton router is the feature that lets me crank it up to change bits - and adjust cutting height. It comes with a crank that fits into a hole in the top plate. Great feature.


I don't know that router, but that is a great feature. Changing blades can be a performance. As it so happens I just disassembled The router/shaper table I made for my shop fifteen or so years ago. Sadly.

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May 5, 2021 11:47:03   #
fergmark Loc: norwalk connecticut
 
As SoHillGuy just mentioned, Sawdust is a factor. some vac hookup will really please you, and they have the power boxes that turn on the vac when router is switched on.

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