My Router Table

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Project by CarpenterJoe posted 06-14-2017 04:38 PM 3750 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dan Phalen (Crestonwood) and Norm Abram inspired Router Table in Paduok, Maple, Walnut with a Bench Dogs Router Lift , Porter Cable 7518, Hartville tool Utilitape track and a red light, because I can. I named her Roxanne.

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#1 posted 06-14-2017 04:45 PM

Ok, now I have that song stuck in my head! Thanks a lot!
BTW, very nicely done sir!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 04:47 PM

HA! Me too… honestly the name came to me as I typed ‘red-light’ for the description… Now I want to get my ‘Police’ station going on Pandora!

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#3 posted 06-14-2017 04:51 PM

That is beautiful, great job. On the one top large drawer there is a metal disc and not the other drawers is that a design item or a lock?

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#4 posted 06-14-2017 04:58 PM

Design item and a cover up for a mistake… I made a 24” lamination panel for the drawers thinking they were 12” x 12” each (measure once, cut twice…) they were in fact 13 1/2 in. I chose to make another blank and end join the lamination with plain paduok. Once I had it end joined, I had to dress it up – I chose to use a hole cutter, then a smaller forstner, then use a ‘washer’ made out of walnut pegged in with a dowel to break the gap as it were. Once I stain it (tung oil) I’m sure it will pop even more!

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 05:00 PM

Very nicely done…

What did you do for dust collection?

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 05:05 PM

Thanks much! It’s just a hole in the back of the cabinet right now. I’ve got an Incra Wonderfence coming to add to the table. Once that’s in place, I’ll use it some more to see where I need to build the ‘woodchip guidance system’ to route the chips at the bottom. Haven’t finished that yet (crestonwood plan has a good option, but I may do a ‘v’ shaped paneling funneling chips to the bottom as well)

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 05:15 PM

Nice looking cab

-- Rick M,

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 05:24 PM

Wow! This router table is a wonderful eye catcher and those drawer fronts look like they are on fire. It’s a very nice practical router table and is a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 06-14-2017 06:13 PM

That is a Dandy Router table and pretty too. Did a nice cover up. One of the most important parts of wood working all too often is being able to successfully correct a mistake. Job Well Done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 06:45 PM

You don’t have to turn on your red light…. Roxxxannne.

Great job!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#11 posted 06-14-2017 07:39 PM

That’s truly fantastic.

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#12 posted 06-14-2017 07:49 PM

That is a real nice router table!!


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

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#13 posted 06-14-2017 08:22 PM

Tung oil, excellent choice! Nicely done table.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#14 posted 06-15-2017 02:04 AM

Top notch… well crafted and good looking too! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 06-15-2017 03:18 AM

Excellent, needs something….. A Red Light!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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