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Project by hutchmp posted 1185 days ago 3586 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on Norm Abrams deluxe router table station. Very similar other than the height (mine is 39.5 in tall) and that he recessed the bottom where I elevated mine in order to get my feet in close to the base while working. I also did not put the angled board inside the dust collection cabinet because seemed to me that it would inhibit dust and wood chips getting close to the vac port. I went cheap on the drawer slides and used wood on all except for the big one on the bottom. They seem to work fine, but it was very hard to get them all lined up properly. As for the dust collection, I wanted my to be snug to the back so that I would get the unit tight up against the wall since I have space issues in my workshop. I kind of went overboard on the finishing, but I wanted this to look real nice. Hopefully I can start some projects on this over the weekend!!

3/4 in Birch Ply for the sides and drawer faces
Rockler table top and dust collection
3.5 in casters
External On/Off Switch from Rockler
Minwax PolyShades finish in American Chestnut on the drawer faces and Classic Oak Satin on the sides and maple trim

Enjoy!

-- Hutch





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Splinterman

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#1 posted 1185 days ago

Hey Hutch,
Nice tidy mobile unit…well done.

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dedalo

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saddletramp

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#3 posted 1185 days ago

I like it. When will mine be delivered? LOL

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 1185 days ago

Very nicely executed!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Gnagen

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#5 posted 1185 days ago

Very Nice.

GN

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ClayandNancy

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#6 posted 1185 days ago

Nice job. I like the fact that you made a taller table height. With my back I think I’m going to raise mine. Thanks for sharing.

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GaryD

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#7 posted 1185 days ago

Man, well done. I like the extra height.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 1185 days ago

Great job and very nice router table. I believe it’ll be the feature in your shop for a while! Congrats and thanks for sharing this nice addition to your shop.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Glen Peterson

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#9 posted 1185 days ago

Outstanding. Thanks for sharing

-- Glen

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1185 days ago

Very, very nice. A ton of work for a piece that you’ll enjoy for years and probably put in much more time at than any dresser or table:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Rocksteady

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#11 posted 1185 days ago

I really like this Router Table. Excellent work

-- It's just my opinion, but wood should look like wood.

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EEngineer

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#12 posted 1185 days ago

This is nice! Almost too nice to use in the shop… almost.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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steliart

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#13 posted 1184 days ago

Following NYWS deluxe router table you did an excellent job.

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1184 days ago

Thats a nice looking router table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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NiteWalker

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#15 posted 1173 days ago

Awesome job!
Norm’s table is my favorite design. I love the hardware you used.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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