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Custom router table out of figured walnut

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Project by Scott Landry posted 08-15-2016 09:19 PM 2948 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drawer fronts are Birdseye maple. Drawer pulls are custom walnut pulls. I popped the figure with dye then a coat of shellac and then general finishes high performance semi gloss. Drawer sides are mahogany. I also designed a custom mobile base and made a video about it. https://youtu.be/NAvl3eZOC_4

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 10:11 PM

Great WORK!

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 11:06 PM

Super nice project.

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 11:27 PM

damn scott ive seen a lot of nice router tables but this one is truly a beautiful piece of furniture.id never make a shop cabinet that nice because i couldnt stand watching it get all beat up.great job.

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 12:44 AM

that’s really nice wood. too nice to use.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 01:25 AM

Wow. That is a pretty nice piece of fine furniture for use in the shop! Looks great plus with all the drawers appears to be very functional.

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 01:26 AM

Nice work, nothing like having that in your shop as a quiet statement “this is what I can do.”

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 01:56 AM

great looking router table! very nicely put together…

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 03:04 AM

great color combination, the unit looks great.

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 03:51 AM

Just whack it with a hammer to get that first ding out of the way.
I’d say it’s a waste to use that nice of material to make a shop piece, but if you can do it, why not.
Nicely done my friend.

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 08:20 AM

amazing. I think the display of your skill in your shop makes perfect sense, anyone seeing that will recognize the quality of the craftsman.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 12:37 PM

Wow! This is a very nice router table and it will be a work horse in your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 08-16-2016 02:14 PM

looks great

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 02:49 PM

Is that little thing sticking out of the bottom the mobile base actuator?

Wow, ditto to all the comments above. I’d hate to use it, too pretty!!

-- Pete

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#14 posted 08-16-2016 02:55 PM

Nevermind, I just watched the vid, and that explained it all. GREAT mobile base!!! I think that may be the best one I’ve seen yet.

-- Pete

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#15 posted 08-16-2016 02:56 PM

you made me a very nice looking router table …........and your shop floor is simply to clean …..so run that sucker and get some dust on them way to clean floors ….......GREAT JOB

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