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Project by Tony Z posted 10-24-2008 11:38 PM 2604 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Behold my completed router table. It’s the standard router table design, minus the plexi-glass door. Made of birch ply for the case and walnut for the face frame, table edge and pulls. I still need to add some T-track to the fence. It has 3 drawers for bits on the left, a small door for tools on the right, and a large drawer on the bottom for routers. I made it the same height as the table saw so it doubles as side support for sheet goods. Thanks for looking.

-- Tony, Ohio





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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 11:42 PM

Really nice very well designed and made I would have preferred a metal fence but really I think just for being conservative in my ways otherwise this will work gereat well done again the cabinet is amongst the best I have seen Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Max

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#2 posted 10-25-2008 12:14 AM

That is a very nice router table. Should do the job…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 10-25-2008 12:31 AM

Tony, your interpretation of this design is excellent. This is one solid table that will be useful shop addition, I am sure. I have one of these on my to do list and the plans have been “calling” to me for some time. This post gives me a lot of inspiration to get started on my version.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 10-25-2008 12:33 AM

This looks so good you could roll it into the formal dining room and use it as a buffet!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-25-2008 01:03 AM

NICE JOB!!!! Thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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griff

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#6 posted 10-25-2008 01:59 AM

Very nice. I agree with Charlie. You did a very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Topapilot

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#7 posted 10-25-2008 02:50 AM

The router table is excellent, – - but tell me about your shop floor. It looks like some type of roll out surface in the pictures. Does it work well? would you do it again?

Again, nice router table!

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Tony Z

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#8 posted 10-25-2008 03:49 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Topapilot-
It’s just epoxy coated concrete. The seams you may see are just the cuts that are filled with Sikaflex and epoxied over. To answer your questions, Yes it does work well and I would do it again!

-- Tony, Ohio

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Miket

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#9 posted 10-25-2008 05:32 AM

Very nice. Looks like the NYW standard has been met again.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#10 posted 10-25-2008 05:40 PM

Very nice router table

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 10-26-2008 03:55 PM

Very nice job!

What is the tall knob on the left (from the back) of the fence?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Tony Z

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#12 posted 10-27-2008 12:58 AM

EEngineer-

Thats just the height adjustment knob for the Freud router. I just drilled a hole in the fence base and stuck it in there for a handy place to store it.

-- Tony, Ohio

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CharlieD

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#13 posted 09-14-2009 09:34 PM

Very nice. I have a couple of questions for you. How did you attach the walnut trim? Did you use a plan and if so which one?

-- Charlie - Texas

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Tony Z

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#14 posted 09-14-2009 11:51 PM

The trim is attached with some biscuits and a few brads. The face frame is pocket screwed together. And no, I did not use a plan. I basically made it up as I went but based it on the classic Norm table. Thanks for the comment.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#15 posted 09-16-2009 07:51 AM

Wow Tony nice job that should serve you for years to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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