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Project by GCIMark posted 04-22-2015 09:16 PM 1370 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I looked at a picture of Norm Abrams’ “Ultimate Router Table” and kinda sorta copied it with a few of my tweaks …and mine is a little bigger.

-- Mark, North Carolina

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#1 posted 04-22-2015 11:29 PM

That is a beast for sure.
What are you using for a router?
I like the contrast of the white laminate & the oak.

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 04-22-2015 11:44 PM

Bill, I’m almost ashamed to tell you. Of all the power tools and machines in my shop, that’s probably the weakest link. It’s a 1-3/4 HP single speed dewalt. Don’t laugh.

-- Mark, North Carolina

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-23-2015 12:30 AM

Very nice. You will love using it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-23-2015 01:17 AM

It’s a 1-3/4 HP single speed dewalt. Don’t laugh.


Oh, wait, that’s what I use in my router table! A DeWalt DW616. You can just see it here

I bought it just to complete the router table and figured I would upgrade later. It’s been 7 or 8 years now and I just never felt the need for more. In fact, it has never left the table. I have an old Craftsman that I use for any routing off of the table. Absolutely no need to be ashamed of that router.

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 04-23-2015 12:33 PM

Last I checked… there wasn’t a mandatory competition requirement …. :^)

That’s a great looking router table. You’re going to love putting it to good use.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#6 posted 04-23-2015 02:29 PM

Looks great! Well done!

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#7 posted 04-23-2015 02:43 PM

You actually USE a 1 3/4 horse Dewalt in your router table? I thought I was the only one that did that and now I see there are 3 of us. I have been using mine for almost 10 years now and have not felt the need to upgrade. These are excellent projects BTW.

-- Bob

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#8 posted 04-23-2015 05:29 PM

Great router table and router … I own 5 routers and they all do the job for me. ...
I admire your choice of material for your table.
Again, I like the dust bin under the router being shortened up to create more drawer space … Brilliant.

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

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