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Project by Todd Adair posted 10-30-2011 06:55 PM 2654 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been dying to build this and finally got around to it this weekend. This is a table I found with plans in the fall 2011 issue of Wood Magazine( best ever shop ideas ). The plans called for a custom built top but Rockler just recently put their tops on sale. I got the top, fence, router plate, and safety accessory kit for around $200. I have $70 in materials to build the table itself. Turn out pretty good. Now I just have to come up with a new project to put the table to work. Can’t wait!!!

-- Todd Adair, Suwanee, Ga.





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Earlb

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 08:06 PM

I have that same set of plans and have been wanting to build it. Yours looks very good. Hope mine turns out that way when i get around to it.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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LonelyRaven

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 08:11 PM

Have you thought about adding dust collection to the cabinet? Seems like that would be the only thing it’s lacking really!

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 08:29 PM

Todd,

Stellar job on the build of the r.t…....It’ll serve you well in the coming years, especially when building things like furniture, shop cabinets, jigs, etc. A good router table is a “must-have” tool in the shop. Good construction on the cabinet, and like LonelyRaven mentioned, good dust collection is just about a must on these tables…..they do make a mess….:). One thing I would recommend you do: Put a couple of coats of tung oil or polyurethane on the cabinet to keep the wood from drying out over time…..Besides….it looks nice… Have fun…work safe….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 11:42 PM

Great router table. For a project, buy a lock miter bit and use it to make box corners. It goes well with a outer table!! thanks for sharing…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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thedude50

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 08:46 AM

looks a lot like norms table i have both plans but feel i like norms a bit more you did a killer job and you did this in a weekend really great

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Scott737

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 06:49 PM

This is awesome. I think I need to build one too. Are the plans still around? Will search Rockler for a top.

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