|Project by Grumpymike||posted 08-11-2014 10:11 PM||2095 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
This is an old router table that I built in 1982 from plans in Woodsmith Magazine #22. It’s been a friend to me for several years, and I learned allot about routing on this table. I had updated the top about 5 years ago, ... and still I dreamed of the Norm Abram Router table.
I burned up two Craftsman routers in this old table through the years, and when I bought the new Rockler top, I added a new Rigid Router with a 1/2 inch collet, speed control, controlled wind up, and all the other bells and whistles. ...All these upgrades, And I still dreamed of Norm’s table.
Then there was this sale on Birch 3/4” plywood at the big box … Two sheets … no, better get Three sheets and one 1/2” ... now in the truck heading home … Watched the video three times … the heart pumps as we make the first cuts for the new cabinet. ... still don’t look like Norm’s …
Drawers are done, trays are installed it is starting to resemble Norm’s some what, but naked with out the top.
Oh No!! Two other LJ’s have posted router stations like mine … The wind is gone from my sails. ... But Wait, this guy used the Rockler top on his cabinet … Why not?? I have one on the old pal.
Rockler top is 24 X 30 and the cabinet is 24 X 30, I really wanted a bit of overhang for clamps, oh well, it’s done.
Maybe I will make norm’s top another day.
We have a new addition to the new shop, I’m the proud owner/ user of the Norm Abram designed router table with some minor modifications to suit my needs a bit better.
There are a lot of empty holes in the bit trays, Hmmm, ... I guess that means I gotta get more bits $$
-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.