Norms Router Table -- Modified

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I modified Norm Abram’s (of the New Yankee Workshop) router table design. It’s a few inches less in depth and width. I put mine on wheels. I did not build Norm’s top or fence—I bought those from Woodpeckers. I used a different switch and mounted it on the side, rather than the front. I also did not use the Plexiglas door.

-- What if we're all wrong? ---- Colorado Curmudgeon

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View bigike's profile


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#1 posted 03-01-2011 02:25 AM

cool looken router table.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 08:57 AM

Great job. A router table gets higher on my list every time I see one.

-- - Martin

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 12:18 PM

Nice job on this project hard to live with out these in the shop. I had to use my other router this weekend by hand and was all confused LOL

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

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 12:50 PM

cool looking RT

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 04:28 PM

i splurged and bought the plans and vcr tape from nyw years ago and never got around to building it. i have seen many versions of it on here and yours is right up there.

i have to agree with you on the plexiglass door. a little on the overkill side. afterall, who needs to see their router in there?

looks great!

-- >> 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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#6 posted 03-01-2011 04:32 PM

You’ve done a superb job. I really like the contrast of the dark/light. Why didn’t you continue with the small drawer fronts?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 02:26 AM

I thought making all the drawer fronts dark would be too much.

-- What if we're all wrong? ---- Colorado Curmudgeon

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 02:29 AM

Nice router table.

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#9 posted 03-03-2011 04:59 AM

I see some writing on the side. Is this from recycled pallet wood?

-- --bch

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#10 posted 03-03-2011 07:43 PM

The writing on the side is where I burned my name, city, and date into it. I should have done it in a slightly different position because when I finally put the power switch on, there was hardly any room.

-- What if we're all wrong? ---- Colorado Curmudgeon

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