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Project by Billp posted 02-08-2007 04:40 PM 5920 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second project not perfect yet but I am having fun.

-- Billp

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#1 posted 02-08-2007 04:59 PM

second project as to …. ??

this is superb—LOVE the handy bit drawer!

I can’t relate to the quality of your work but I can relate to the “having fun” part !! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 02-08-2007 05:16 PM

I have to commend you on this work. Did you use a plan, or is it your own design?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 02-08-2007 05:39 PM

Very nice – and as Dick said – is this your own design?

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#4 posted 02-08-2007 06:16 PM

Now that is what I call a router table. I love all those drawers separate from the main area. Lots of storage, good dust management, and a compact design.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Ethan Sincox

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#5 posted 02-08-2007 06:46 PM

Great job on the router table! It looks like it is a New Yankee Workshop plan, yes?

Is that table set up for dust collection from both the top of the table and from inside the base? Or do you have a small shop vac in the lower portion?

If the latter, and you have a shop vac in the base to collect dust (and dampen noise), then it looks great.

If the former, and you’re trying to collect dust from both above the router table and underneath, then your “Y” connector is backwards. You should turn it around so that the flow of your connections always goes towards the source of the dust collection. With the connection in the way it is now, you won’t get as good a flow as the dust has to go around the connection and change directions to get to the collector.

-- Ethan,

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#6 posted 02-08-2007 08:19 PM

that’s a good piece of info Ethan. Thanks!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 02-09-2007 05:09 AM

I hope you have more that two router bits! LOL. That’s a nice table you made.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 02-10-2007 12:51 AM

I made it from a plan in the book woodworking with the Router by Bill Hylton. Red you are right the Y was on backwards I have since switched it around. The gap under the doors is about a quater inch and then about 8” back the gap is 1/2” so the suction from the top of the table when it hits the Y it creates a venturi effect and really pulls all the dust from the cabinet as will as the table top. It works great. It kind of looks like the new yankee workshop router table but it’s not. I also ordered a replacement switch for my table saw and used it I thought it would be safer then a regular toggel switch. Second project as to this is the second thing that I have ever built.

-- Billp

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#9 posted 02-10-2007 03:28 AM

Having Fan is the best part. Redoing the kitchen next? :>)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#10 posted 02-10-2007 03:56 AM


That is a nice router table, looks like it has a very sturdy fence system also. Is the router mounting plate aluminum or a phenolic?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Mark A. DeCou

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#11 posted 02-10-2007 04:10 PM

rats, I think my second project was probably a 3 board pine shelf.

Way to go. I would love to have a cabinet like this in my shop, I am sure you will enjoy it, and make good use of it.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#12 posted 02-10-2007 04:19 PM

Max the mounting plate is phenolic. I got it from woodpeckers.

-- Billp

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#13 posted 02-10-2007 04:46 PM

Just a bit of information: General Router Speeds

Router Bit Diameter Maximum Speed
Up to 1” 22,000 – 24,000 rpm
1” to 2” 18,000 – 22,000 rpm
2” to 2-1/2” 12,000 – 16,000 rpm
2-1/2” to 3-1/2” 8,000 – 12,000 rpm

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#14 posted 05-16-2007 07:58 AM

Nice router table…you really know how to make a guy jealous don’t you.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#15 posted 05-19-2007 04:40 PM

thanks for that, Obi.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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