Another New Yankee Router Table #1: Beginning, middle, and almost finished maybe i should've.....

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Blog entry by bluchz posted 04-16-2009 04:20 PM 2205 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Another New Yankee Router Table series Part 2: Flip top pic ture and finished fence »

Maybe i should’ve started this blog sooner? Anyway I ordered Norm’s delux router table plans and got started.

I had to disassemble the 2 center vertical dividers to put the drawer slides in, oops. They came out easily and went right back without a hitch.
cabinet carcase
Got the drawers in and stained, I know more colored stain but i had a request for something red and was lucky this stain was close enough.The sides and back are painted grey, Cause it was what i had lying around.I will be putting a cout of poly over the whole thing when i get finished.
Ahhh and the laminate top. Note to self Table saw chips laminate top, Drill bits chip laminate top, stupidity chips laminate top,Patience makes for good laminate glue bonding. I still need to make some small knobs to use fot the fence adjustments, decide how to wire it and find a cheap stop switch (i saw one on rockler for $30 probable worth it)
top2 The top I mounted on hinges so it will flip all the way over to allow access to the bottom of the mounting plate. A good idea or just a gimick? i am undecided.I will try to get a picture of that up soon. The drawer fronts are oak. The top is two 3/4” Mdf peices glued together with leftover kitchen counter laminate. The carcase is pine faced plywood I haveb’t tried the birch yet but i figured for the shop it didn’t need to look too purty, lol and when it falls apart i won’t feel so bad lol. someday far off i may buy some nice locking casters to put underneath it.
Hopefully this project will make Phase II of my kitchen easier.

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 04:51 PM

Stick with it! Looking good.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 05:51 PM

If the router that you are going to use is variable speed You might want to consider a speed control as well as an on off switch. turn you router switch on and your variable speed to max, the plug it into the speed control and the speed control in to the on/off switch. just 1 more thing that you can control from ‘out side the box’.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 05:58 PM

Ahhhh i have a Craftsman Variable plunge, and 2 porter cable single speed routers i will probably us the Porter cables in the router table, but that is something i hadn’t thought of and will look into doing it anyway then i can use any router in the table thanks for the info!!!

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#4 posted 04-16-2009 06:39 PM

You might want to look at the Grizzly catalog for an inexpensive power switch as well – $13 for the one with a good sized off paddle.

-- Chris

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#5 posted 04-16-2009 07:02 PM

Here is what I did for wiring mine up....

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#6 posted 04-17-2009 02:25 AM

Great, more awesome help for the wiring and stop/start switches thanks for the info guys!!!!

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