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Project by Brett Gallmeyer posted 10-13-2010 03:45 AM 2468 views 17 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my router table.
Based on Norms design.
Aruco plywood case. trimmed in walnut and figured maple.
I scored some a huge sheet of 3/8” uhmw plastic so i covered the top and the fence with it. The fence has both a rough adjustement and a micro adjustment built in.





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sras

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 04:15 AM

Very nice – a wonderful addition to your shop!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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GodofBiscuits

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 05:15 AM

I’ve always loved Norm’s design for his router table. I hope to be able to build one relatively soon as my router needs are increasing. Thank you for sharing your awesome table with us. The UHMW would make an excellent table surface, I should look into that.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#3 posted 10-13-2010 05:51 AM

Wow, nice work, love the fence!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 08:03 AM

ya great improvement on norms.
how much did you end up spending on this?

-- Ben L

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 09:23 AM

Way nice, but didn’t you forget to leave an opening in the fence for the bits to run into and the dust collector to actually suck out something?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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GodofBiscuits

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 09:32 AM

@Sodabowski It’s a split fence design. It’s adjustable to accommodate different size bits and shapers.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 09:33 AM

Hey Brett,
Now that is a sweet unit…good job.

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 10-13-2010 09:46 AM

Geddit, never saw that design before. I’ll have to research on that matter :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 10-13-2010 12:17 PM

Great table! Love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-13-2010 12:57 PM

Very, very nice!

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#11 posted 10-13-2010 01:37 PM

Awesome job…maybe this will inspire me to step it up a notch when I build shop fixtures/furniture. I’m too “practical”...MDF gets used in my shop a little too much maybe.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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RoundestRock

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#12 posted 10-13-2010 08:01 PM

You know that when people are ‘favoriting’ your project it’s to ‘borrow’ your ideas, right? =]

I love what you did with the drawers. I used fermica (SP?) on my top, but if I had the plastic like you did I would have gone your way (can you plane out scratches?). Consider your fence design ‘borrowed’. Great project!

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!

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Brett Gallmeyer

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#13 posted 10-14-2010 03:51 AM

I actually just got done making a new top and fence useing laminate. I was thinking of sending my updated fence into one of the wood magazines… ???

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#14 posted 10-14-2010 04:05 AM

Great lookin table!!!!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 10-15-2010 04:10 AM

Absolutely gorgeous and functional table. Congrats on the accomplishment!

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