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Router Table from Norm Abrams’ Old Yankee Workshop.
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#1 posted 04-18-2009 01:09 AM
great job.. you and norm do good work
-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.
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#2 posted 04-18-2009 01:29 AM
Nice Job! I have a Rockler table as well, and I have seen Norm’s plans. I was wondering how I could incorporate the two together. It looks like you figured it out for me….
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT
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#3 posted 04-18-2009 01:33 AM
Darn, that’s pretty!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#4 posted 04-18-2009 01:48 AM
is that a tap light inside? I hadn’t thought of that. I’m just getting ready to wire my table but it dosen’t look as nice as yours. great job!
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#5 posted 04-19-2009 12:55 AM
Nice work. It’s a great setup.
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#6 posted 04-19-2009 05:47 AM
Does Norm know it’s missing? All kidding aside it looks great.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#7 posted 04-20-2009 07:43 AM
Ill bet it took longer than 25 minutes to make… Norm is so fast lol. Looks great!!
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#8 posted 04-24-2009 06:59 PM
Very nice! I also have the plans, but have yet to get to it. Dang, I can’t wait to retire ! Keep up the good work!
-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island
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#9 posted 07-20-2009 06:43 PM
The basic design looks like the one in the September issue of Wood magazine. But yours is MUCH better. Yours has more functionality and much more though to the dust collection. Nice work.
-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -
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#10 posted 11-15-2009 01:33 AM
Very nice router table Mike! The storage is excellent and the drawers provide that always needed extra storage.
I have been researching ideas from different sources so I can build a new router table and seeing yours has helped. I always learn a bit from everything I see.I have a Jessem top with a Kreg fence and I am debating as to use it or buy a Incra top with the Incra fence. The Incra top I like has an offest opening for the router, so this would affect the placement on a table design.
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#11 posted 03-11-2010 05:40 AM
great looking router table… I built one recently just like it and it has been one of the most useful tools in my shop… love it…
-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)
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#12 posted 03-11-2010 05:59 AM
very good work!
-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://email@example.com
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#13 posted 11-03-2010 07:14 PM
Great job, Mike! I built the same thing from Norm’s plans with a couple of mods and it was a lot of fun to build and is even nicer to use! You’ll enjoy having that critter in your shop!
-- 73, Bob
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#14 posted 02-08-2013 08:54 PM
Now that you’ve had this design for a while, how do you like it? The two biggest concerns that I have with building a new table like this are a better fence adjustment system (that POSITIVELY locks and is easily micro adjustable when dialing it in) and whether to mess with the DC under the table (and even the center door).
I watched a video recently expressing an opinion that the lower DC isn’t necessary and I have to say I think he’s right. It seems that 90+ percent of my dust is above the table and the only reason I have 10% below was from when I had a clog or forgot to open the gate.
#15 posted 02-15-2013 06:11 PM
I haven’t noticed any issues with the fence or the DC. My dust collector is fairly strong, so maybe the extra power is enough to overcome the lower DC, but it hasn’t been an issue for me yet.
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