|Project by Bryan Gilles||posted 07-10-2015 02:41 AM||3546 views||19 times favorited||9 comments|
Initially, I planned to build the “Norm’s Ultimate Router Table” from Dan Phalen’s plans. I decided to modify the plans slightly by adding an extra drawer below the router lift/motor, and making a single side-drawer with removable shelves for router bit storage, etc. I covered the top surface with a Matte-Black Micro-Dot Formica to help put a pocket of air under the material—making it a smoother work surface. The two sides and back (and drawers) are covered in a “Safety Red” Formica. The front face and top surface were trimmed out in Birch. If you look closely, the bottom drawers appear to be four separate drawers; however, the one on the right is a sing deep drawer with a false front that appears to be two, the left side is two drawers just like Norm’s table. I kept with this same concept with the side-drawer giving it the illusion of three individual drawers.
The lift is a Woodpecker- Precision Router Lift V2 (I also bought the various size rings to accommodate various diameter cutters). I plan to cut grooves for a combo T-track and install the Woodpeckers Super Fence (with the Micro Adjust) and the “Y” to attach the vacuum port to the fence.
-- Bryan, Northern California, www.BryanGilles.com