A router table that's its own dust collector

Building a router table. A lot of people add drawers to eithr side of the router in router tables, but these drawers are a lot of work to make and don't hold that much. Instead, I opted to have a large space around the router. Even with dust collection, the part where the router is usually gets a lot of shavings in it. My approach for this one was to make the router compartment large enough to hold shavigns, and a filter and blower on the back so the router table acts as its own dust collector.

Building the router table cabinet

Building tge blower for integrated dust collection

Mounting the router and trying it out

Drawer, electrical, balancing, more dust testing

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