Homemade router table with lift system

How to make a homemade router table

One of the power tools that we are going to get more out of in the home woodworking shop is the plunge router. And once we realize of all that can be made using it we still discover the advantages of having a router table or a small shaper for woodworking. And then we think: “how is it that that I did not discover this power tool before” (nothing to say if you already have a lot of experience as a woodworker). In this page you will see how I make a homemade router table, or at least you will see all the projects I made to make mine, from the table structure to the side fence, and also my lifting system for the router bit.

Maybe this is not as precise as a router table that we can buy, but this homemade router table gives me pretty good results. But note that, with this homemade woodworking machine, sometimes we can’t get the router bit up to the right height, so be sure to take a look at the CMT router collect chuck extensions (Now, after using those extensions for a while I am not very happy with them). In addition, these router table machines generate a lot of sawdust that will make the woodworking shop very dirty, and what is worse the dust in the air can harm our health, so do not neglect the vacuum system.

Table structure. enredandonogaraxe.club

Wooden frame for workshop table

I think something that is important to be able to build for the workshop is a wooden table, either to use as a workbench or ...
Lifting system for router table. enredandonogaraxe.club

DIY router lift for router table

When we bought our first router machine, tested it and discovered the possibilities it gives us, we realized that it is a machine that can ...
Router table and lifting system. enredandonogaraxe.club

DIY router table

As a carpenter I think it would be too small, but as a woodworking hobbyist I have long wanted a router table that would make ...
Suction connection box. enredandonogaraxe.club

Dust collection of the router table in operation

I was curious to see how the suction worked on the DIY router table when adjustable inserts are placed in the table and the guide ...
Lateral guide for table saw and milling machine. enredandonogaraxe.club

Double sliding fence for router table and table saw

Now that I have my router table and my table saw I only needed the side guide on both to work comfortably. Now I almost ...
Milling table. enredandonogaraxe.club

DIY router table with jack as router lift system

Toine, from the Netherlands, sends me some pictures of his milling table. He used the now typical system of clamping a column milling machine upside ...
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Dust collector system for my DIY combination machine

If you use your do-it-yourself machines occasionally in the workshop, you will probably not even consider connecting a workshop vacuum cleaner to the suction connection ...
Chuck to extend the router machine shaft.

How to select a CMT 8mm collet extension with chuck

If you have a router table ( <- check out this link on how to make one) or a DIY one made with a plunge ...
Collect extension and 12 mm collet.

CMT 12mm router collet extension selection

As I explained in the previous post about CMT 8mm router collet extensions, if the largest router bit shank that your router will accept is ...
Making a split fence to upgrade the router table

Improving the router table with a split fence

When I made the double side fence for the router table and the table saw (you can see it here) I had not too much ...
master cut 2600 as router table for wood

MASTER CUT 2600 multi-tool work table

Two sponsored videos in this post :)This post is NOT sponsored. Wolfcraft, the German company that makes DIY and woodworking tools, sent me the Master ...

On my YouTube channel you can watch how to make another homemade router table model, and I hope to write the post about that homemade woodworking machine soon. As soon as I write it, it will also appear on this page. But in the meantime I embed here the video.

It is an easier woodworking machine to make, with a much simpler router lift system, and a pivoting fence that I find it is very simple to make but effective.

In addition, to make things easier, I use the wooden structure of a round stretcher table. Although this has the disadvantage that it has little weight, so it is necessary to put some weight to it, or I can anchor the structure of the router table so that it does not move while routing wood.

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