Router Table . . .Finished ! ! ! ! ! !

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Project by gblock66 posted 05-03-2011 05:52 AM 1906 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My router table is finally finished ! ! ! !

A few months ago I posted my router table in the making . . .I’m finally done. I’m thinking it came out pretty good for my first big project. The top is 2’ by 3’ and it stands 39” to the table top. The front is done in Oak and the carcass is a sheet of birch plywood.

Cant wait to make some killer moldings . . . .

Thanks for looking . . .

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 05:55 AM

very nice

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 09:48 AM

You did a fine job. I really like the bit storage drawers.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 10:41 AM

Great router station Gary. I know you put a lot of thought and time into this project so I’m sure it feels great to have the finished project. You have a very functional and spacious router station. I particularly like the tall fence and multi-tiered bit storage. Will you be adding door knobs and drawer pulls or leave it with the clean and sleek look it currently has? Again, this is a nice build. Congratulations.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 10:56 AM

Looks a really good bench
well thought out
I need to do one


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 11:54 AM

Nice job, Gary.
I totally agree with jamie… very well thought out.
Ah… storage… you can’t have too much!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 01:57 PM

Great job!! Nice design. Very useful – I need one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 04:00 PM

Very well done for sure! Will serve you well for yrs to come. I couldnt imagine not having a table. What type of router you putting in there?

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

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 04:09 PM

Great unit !!

Well done !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 05:35 PM

Very nice. I have more than 20 years working with wood, but I do not have such a table.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#10 posted 05-03-2011 05:40 PM

Nice table. The storage is great.

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#11 posted 05-04-2011 04:59 AM

Looks like a fine example of a must have fixture in any shop ! A ton of storage and ease of access is sign of a good design and one I am sure You will appreciate ! I just yesterday finished my RT fence upgrade and will perhaps post it when I find time, and like You can’t wait to put it through its paces ! Once again sharp looking RT ,thanks for sharing !.....ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#12 posted 05-04-2011 02:32 PM

Nice job Gary! You’ve combined many of the good ideas that I’ve seen in other designs. What are you using for dust collection and what router are you going to install? I’m sure this station will serve you well!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#13 posted 05-04-2011 02:53 PM

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to check out my Router Table and leaving great comments.
Joe – Thank you very much . .I haven’t talked to you in a while . .how have you been. Lenny, thank you so much your comment . .Im not sure if im going to use door knobs or draw pulls yet. When are we going to have another get together?
Ellen – Thank you, let me know when you want to build one. . .Im up for a trip to the Cape . .I have to head back up to Maine for some more of that Cherry wood.
Rob – Thank you for the comment, my design really came from this site, just looking at all the router tables that everyone had built and i sat down one day and drew out my router table . .I knew i wanted good storage, and the bit draw i saw on line someplace and decided to incorperate it into my table

Thanks again for the great comments . .


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#14 posted 05-04-2011 06:52 PM

Lorna, you cant see it but on the backside of the fence is the dust collection, ill just hook it up to my shop vac. Right now ill be using my Hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 HP Fixed Base Router – Variable Speed it should be more then enough power and if not. . . .ill get a better router. . .


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#15 posted 05-05-2011 05:41 AM

You did a great job for your first big Project. Now make some dust.

-- Billp

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