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Project by Jay Boutwell posted 01-07-2015 09:01 PM 2145 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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fivecodys

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 11:41 PM

Wow! That’s a beauty!
I like the contrast of the light drawer fronts and the Red trim.
Nicely done!

-- Chem, Central California

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Jay Boutwell

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 12:40 AM

Bil, Thank you so much for the nice comment. The fronts are birds eye maple and the red is an epoxy enamel so it should take the shop abuse pretty well.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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wunderaa

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 12:47 AM

Awesome! Where is the top from?

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Jay Boutwell

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 12:57 AM

The top is from Sommerfeld Tools and is a industrial type aluminum. The shipping weight of the top alone is 57 pounds and the fence ia another 27 pounds. The web site is: www.sommerfeldtools.com

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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ray vile

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 01:44 AM

Hey Jay, Like I said before excellent work.

-- RV

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Jay Boutwell

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#6 posted 01-08-2015 02:00 AM

Wow, Ray I appreciate it and consider you to be an excellent woodworker, so a comment like the one you made about the router does really mean something to me. You know how much I like your pen turning talents as yor are an artist with it.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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#7 posted 01-08-2015 03:17 AM

great job Jay as always.

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Jay Boutwell

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#8 posted 01-08-2015 03:43 AM

Thanks so much David. Your comment means a lot to me. Thanks for steering me to this site. it looks like a large and excellent place to enjoy woodworkers.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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Gshepherd

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#9 posted 01-08-2015 06:56 AM

Jay, that sure is one pretty router table…. Oh send me a message I will give you my addy so you can send in your membership fee’s,LOL Nice looking Shepherd….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Jay Boutwell

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#10 posted 01-08-2015 07:23 AM

G shepherd Thank you for the nice compliment on the router table. It does not only look good but it works very well. As for membership fees just send me a bill, lol isn’t that what they all say? Have a great week.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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Grumpymike

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#11 posted 01-08-2015 05:00 PM

Great job on this router table … I built the norm Abrams style router table last year using the Rockler top. I can’t believe that I got along with out it for so long.
you have incorporated a lot of nice features in your design, Kudo’s to you.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jay Boutwell

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#12 posted 01-08-2015 05:14 PM

Hi Grumpy Mike, Thanks for the positive comment on the router table. Yes the Norm Abram style is an excellent choice in a design. I considered it before I built this table but I had used one of the Marc Sommerfeld phenolic table tops for over 20 years and liked it. He since has came out with the new large surface aluminum top so I went with that top. Since it was much larger that most of the router tops availabel I had to build a larger cabinet so thought,”oh well design a cabinet of my own”. I build a lot of doors and moldings in my trade and this is working out great.
You are right too about not being able to get along with out one. They are so useful. Enjoy your work.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 01-08-2015 07:18 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Surfside

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#14 posted 01-13-2015 08:51 PM

Solid looking router table. Very functional. Enjoy

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Jay Boutwell

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#15 posted 01-14-2015 03:13 AM

Hi.Hoss12992, Thank you for the comment, I will be checking out your shop on your web site. Always interested in looking at the work of others.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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