Deluxe Router Station

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Project by bobthebuilderinmichigan posted 01-25-2011 06:04 AM 6352 views 27 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this router station from the New Yankee Workshop plans and changed almost nothing except for using glue and screws to attach the cabinet back instead of all of the biscuits called for in the plans. Not sure why he spent all that time on biscuits to preserve the look of the back of a tool that will never be seen. Anyway, I love it and it works exceptionally well. I’m not sure I’ll ever fill up all the bit storage holes! My wife hopes not, I’m sure!

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 06:34 AM

Very nice, I’m also green with envy! Don’t need no stinkin’ biscuits either.

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 06:42 AM

Very nice work indeed. Nahm would be proud…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 07:28 AM

ya i still use the same kind of router you are using and i wish i had a lift, just for the ease and accuracy of adjustment.

-- Ben L

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 08:43 AM

Very nice router station.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 04:07 PM

I’ll tell my bank you gave me permission to spend! LOL Actually, a serious router is something I need to get, but all in due time . . . . Thanks for your comments.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 04:14 PM

db – Yeah Nahm would be proud of the drahhhhs I could make with this! I love your workshop site. I have also scrimped and saved by buying a lot on Craigslist. I buy from the guy who had to buy name brands new and then never used them. Delta 14” bandsaw with sticker still on it and not a scratch anywhere – $100. Delta 12 1/2” planer, same condition – $120. I can go on and on. If you are a LITTLE patient, you can have very nice equipment for very little.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 06:35 PM

Greetings Bob,

About 2 years ago I built the “Norm router station”, and built from the original plans, too….but like you, I used glue and screws instead of bisquits…saw no reasoning behind that….. I never did like the 2 1/2—3” ports that he used. I also didn’t like the “Y” connection in the cabinet….way too small.. So I built a “box” behind the fence with a clear plexiglass top (just to see how it would work), and a 4” dust port. I did away with the Y in the cabinet, and drilled a 4” hole, and used a jointer connector for the 4” hose. I connected the two ports with a 4” Y, and a blast gate….It has twice the suction it had with the smaller ports….here’s a couple of pictures so you can see what I did..and a I used a plywood door instead of the plexiglass….

-- " At my age, Happy Hour is a crap and a nap..."

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 06:46 PM

-- " At my age, Happy Hour is a crap and a nap..."

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 07:21 PM

Very nice. I foresee that in my near future. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA

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#11 posted 01-25-2011 10:14 PM

very nice!

years ago I bought the vcr tape and plans for this router station but never built it. Guess I need to get busy. :-)

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#12 posted 01-25-2011 10:47 PM

I’ve said it before.
I’ll say it again.

There may be better designs than the NYW table, but … not by much, and … I just love the look of that design.

Really nicely done. Many happy hours of routing to you :-)

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 01-25-2011 10:54 PM

That’s a great looking router station. I’ve been wanting to build my own like this. Would you mind giving a rough estimate on what the materials cost you for this project?

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#14 posted 01-26-2011 12:29 AM

Well done!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette

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#15 posted 01-26-2011 03:21 AM


-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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