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Thanks for the kind words guy's, Mick I started wondering if I made it to large but after using it I like it a lot. The extra big table should give me a lot of latitude for storage in the cabinet for drawers to store all the bits and all my router plates and, hopefully the routers we will see I'm still thinking and sketching out tentative plans for the cabinet which is my favorite part. 

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I like your table and, your cabinet's organization, that's what I'm thinking Treesayer. Thanks for sharing pictures of your table it helps. I always liked the router table Norm Abram's made. Does yours have casters for mobility or is it stationary? I want to have the casters and be able to make it stationary when in use like I did with my drum sander 65282669_castersetup2.thumb.jpg.851de00092de9d0c091bae6c51d01152.jpg1921591069_castersetup.jpg.6e65203da2ed01c111dccaa350c5456d.jpg

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The table came out very nice! Well done! 

@treeslayer, do you have drawers on the front and back side of your table? The reason for asking, the first pic shows the access door hinges on the left of the door and the third pic with the orange and yellow tools, the hinges are on the right side? Also Dave, what kind on drawer glides did you use, especially on the small bit drawer?

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Sorry @Coop somehow that picture got reversed the hinges are on the left, drawers are front only, good catch though you’re the only one that noticed ! All drawers are full extension Accuride except the top right drawer for 1/4” bits that’s just a wood slide, I was going to put the switch there but it was a poor choice for it so I moved the switch to the end on the right side and made that spot a drawer for 1/4” bits. 

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@Dave H, a down side of a non white table top is that sometimes a start/stop pencil mark for a plunge route will be required where it extends past your stop blocks. However, blue tape alone or with the marks on the blue tape work nicely. 

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While on the subject of router tables and not to hj this thread but, it seems that all I have seen have the fence adjustment/lock down knobs behind the fence with the bit in front of the fence. Not to reinvent the wheel but an adjustment knob with a micro adjustment in front of the fence would be nice. Kind of like the lift that everyone has except me. :wacko:

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Yeah @Coop a micro adjustment would be nice but I’ve never wished I had one or maybe I don’t know what I’m missing, as for your other problem that’s just a mouse click away, I’ll never be without a lift again. 

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1 hour ago, Coop said:

@Dave H, a down side of a non white table top is that sometimes a start/stop pencil mark for a plunge route will be required where it extends past your stop blocks. However, blue tape alone or with the marks on the blue tape work nicely. 

I have blue tape and, not afraid to use it!

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2 hours ago, Coop said:

adjustment knob with a micro adjustment

My Incra fence has a micro adjust, every click moves the fence one thou.  Really nice feature if you need to go back to a set up.

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