my new router table

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Project by Mike Shea posted 2465 days ago 2447 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

new router table + old router = good as new. i finaly made a router table that would better suit my needs and store all the extra crap lying around

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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#1 posted 2465 days ago

Yet another useful addition to any shop. I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 2465 days ago

That looks fantastic. The only problem I see is that you didn’t make two… one for you and one for me.



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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 2465 days ago

Again, another great project. Nice collection of projects you have here. I like the wine coffin also.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 2465 days ago

That is a great looking router table. I am almost done with mine as well. That tall fence will be nice. You will be glad you spent the extra time on it, I’m sure.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 2465 days ago

I’m with Kerux – where is mine? :)

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 2465 days ago

Very nice! I agree with Blake – that tall fence must be very useful!



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Alin Dobra

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#7 posted 2465 days ago

Hi Mike,

Nice looking router table. I build mine about 1 year ago and it changed the way I work (for the better of course). The nicest things are more controlled operation and much easier to control the dust (virtually no dust actually).

Two things you might want to consider changing to your table to make it more useful (not better looking since yours is already too nice) are:

1. Laminate the top. You want a surface on which the wood can slide easily and that you can wax

2. Replace the switch with one specifically designed for tools. Grizzly is selling one for only 4$ ( Your switch is not safe (hard to switch off in a hurry when something bad happens).

Blake, you are making your table now as well. You might want to look into the switch too.


-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#8 posted 2465 days ago

Excellent work Mike!!!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#9 posted 2465 days ago

Popular design, I will get around to this one before all is said and done. Well done.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#10 posted 2465 days ago

Good looking table, Mike!

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

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#11 posted 2464 days ago

Very nice!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 2464 days ago

I am impressed. You sure know how to build from scratch.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 2462 days ago

That’s a great table, Mike! I’m sure many beautiful things will come out of your shop with that addition!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 2437 days ago

Mike that looks exactly like the type I have in mind to make. Did you design this or use plans? Beautiful job.


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#15 posted 2430 days ago

Sweet! I need to make me one of these!!!

-- Kevin -- (

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