Router table upgrades

While I decided to keep the router table I have instead of completely scrapping it, there are still a few things I want to do to it before I can call it finished.

First order of business is to fix the drawers. When I made the side drawers before, I really didn’t have a good idea of how many bits I would get, and how tall they would be. I now know that I made too many drawers and made them too small.

To fix that I will either just eliminate a couple and make the drawer fronts bigger, or resize them all to what I think I need. I have enough ash left over where I should be able to make matching drawers for the upper portion. To make the drawer fronts for the bottom will probably require a trip to the store.

Speaking of store, I spotted some drawer knobs on clearance Saturday and stopped back by again to look at them a bit more closely. They are brass (?) and maple, but it’s close enough for the price at $.28 per. Couldn’t make ones cheaper than that. 12 will take care of the whole router table, plus a couple left over.

At the same time I picked up a hook to keep the router cords out of the way. It doesn’t work great, but I’ll keep an open mind about it.

The knobs are only on the drawers I have bits in, so that gives you an idea of how much space I don’t need.


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