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This is a fairly simple benchtop router table, more or less modeled after the one on The Router Workshop.
For the sake of practice, I took some care with this project that I didn't with the previous two; for example, I stopped the dados rather than just running them through to where you could see them, and there are no nails or screws where you can see them.
As always with router tables, cutting the opening in the top was the biggest challenge. This looks like a pretty good approach, but it requires that you have a rabbeting bit that matches the distance from one of your bushings to the nearest edge of one of your straight cutters, which I don't. So what I did instead was this:
As before, my drawers aren't quite right, but other than that it came out pretty well.
And it works great -- its first task was to mill its own drawer pulls.
I think that does it for shop furniture for a while; now on to some real projects.
For those who might be interested, the router is the excellent Bosch 1617EVS. It's hung under the table with the Bosch RA1164 under-table router base; this is the same base that comes with the router, but with no handles and with the depth adjustment extender included. Having the second base is nice because I can just slip the router motor out of the table base and into the original base for hand-held routing. The insert plate is the Rousseau model that most everyone uses. The switch is made by Woodstock International.