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Router plate

Tablesaw extension

Magnetic catch

Switch mount

Piano hinge

This dust-collection box under Randy's router table connects into the in-floor shop dust-collection system. The bottom slopes to the vacuum port so the

Strike plate dust and chips are easily sucked out of the bottom of the bay.

Joints sealed with caulk

Hole sized to fit dust-collection hose

Randy's router-table fence made of plywood with walnut faces clamps directly onto his tablesaw rip fence. A plastic dust chute behind the bit enclosure hooks into the dust-collection system. The hardwood faces have adjustment slots so Randy can close them up around the router bit.

Once Randy decided which tools would hook directly Into his dust-collection system, he carefully placed them in one spot to stay. If you're planning a new shop, he recommends, go under the floor for your dust collection, if possible, so the duct runs stay out of the way. Randy made his ductwork accessible so he could clear blockages. Before the floor was poured, the channels were framed for %" lips along their tops so Randy could lay melamine covering boards over them.

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