Router Table #1: New Yankee Style Router Table

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 10-17-2007 04:30 PM 2041 reads 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I’ve needed a router table, and I wanted an nice big surface area. I’ve used some of the lighter weight ones before and didnt’ care for them. The only product I used that I liked was the Bench Dog with the CI top, and the whole system, including a nice beefy 3HP router would have set me back around $1500.

I couldn’t seem to find the NYW router table episode on tivo, even after a month or two, so I went ahead and bought the plans and the DVD off their website. Worked out well for me!

I hit the local lumber supply, and grabbed up some nice 3/4 and 1/2 BB Ply, fired up the Festool TS-55EQ, and set to breaking down some sheet goods. Made quick work of it, and the pieces were then small enough to get into the basement shop (I have some 5 foot high stairs to go down!)

Then I fired up the G1023SL and brown down nearly all the pieces in one day.

That about did it for a saturday for me. I don’t work too fast. Too worried about mistakes. (Plenty of which I made, trust me on that!)

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#1 posted 10-17-2007 04:32 PM

Looks like your off to a good start. Looking forward to following along.

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 06:45 PM

Jon -

This is going to be a great series to follow. Thanks!


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