Norm's Router Table (copy)

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Project by Clement posted 08-01-2009 05:04 PM 2841 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As many others have done, after seing Norm build his first router table, I decided to give it a try. Since it was impractical for me to handle a ful sheet of 3/4 ply. I decided to go the frame and panel method. took some time but time is what I got. I made the nicest blast gate in the back, before I knew that were on the market at the wood working stores. I have had several routers installed, but I like my Hitachi the best for the variable speed feature. I have it hooked to my Dust collector system with 4 in. flex.

Thanks for viewing,

May God Bless


-- Clement, from Longview in East Texas

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Don K.

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 05:18 PM

Looks like a great table Clement. I have been wanting to build one of these myself for awhile now. I have the plans, supply’s etc…..just have not had the time.

-- Don S.E. OK

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Ben Kahmann

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 05:56 PM

Great looking table Clement, looks awesome

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 06:09 PM

Looks sharp

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 06:34 PM

Great job, and a nice, organized shop you’ve got there!

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

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Douglas Krueger

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 07:07 PM

Clement, nice job on the Norm clone, looks sturdy and functional. The clamp sled is a great addition.

Have to admire your ability to work around the physical challenges, now if I can only find a way to get around my constant woodworking impairment.

Thanks for sharing…....................

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 07:55 PM

Beautiful looking cabinet, nice job.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 08-01-2009 08:01 PM

Let me know when you have mine finished and I’ll come pick it up.

Really nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 08-01-2009 08:04 PM

Looks great Clement

-- Custom furniture

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Don K.

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#9 posted 08-01-2009 08:09 PM

Let me know when you have mine finished and I’ll come pick it up.

I thought he was doing mine first ????

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 08-01-2009 08:29 PM

Looking nice Clement that’s as fine a job as I’ve seen. Your shop looks nice too well done young man.Alistair

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

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#11 posted 08-01-2009 10:31 PM

nice sliding fixture design

-- Never teach a pig to sing ... It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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#12 posted 08-01-2009 11:38 PM

Nicely done Clement. I’m sure the Master (Norm) would approve.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 08-02-2009 12:04 AM

Congrats on the whole shop and what you have accomplished there. I see you lean on something once in a while, ....good job on that not keeping you in the house!
I would like a table like that, but may make one for the end of the table saw instead. Seems one can never have too much room in the shop, and the tools just seem to show up every once in a while.
Again, nice job on your entire shop.

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 12:37 PM

Your router table is spot on! Nice job Clement!

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#15 posted 08-29-2009 11:34 PM

Nice router table!

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