Router Table (New Yankee plans)

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Project by Shayne posted 04-14-2008 10:48 PM 5524 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Router Table was fun to make. I made this larger than the plans called for. It’s taller and the table is wider and fence is a little taller. I made so if I need an extra table to place longer items my Table saw then I can use this to help me like third hand. I think if you are a woodworker and you decide to make a tool or a jig or bench for your wood shop then that should be part of the showcase of your shop. So it should be some of your best work. Because most of the time we end up making it the cheapest we can to make the other half happy we didn’t spend a lot of money. So that way they can still have more the spend on their clothes. (Ha,Ha)


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#1 posted 04-14-2008 10:52 PM

Looks good! I agree with your thoughts on making it larger for the TS.

-- Bill, Florida

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 10:53 PM


Nice router table. I watched the episode that Norm built this table and wondered how well the dust collection worked. Does it work well?? Did you build the dust collection it as per the plans?

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

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 10:55 PM

Nice job. It appears to be a very functional and nice looking addition to your shop. I look forward to seeing some pieces made using your new toy.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 10:56 PM

looks great to me

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 11:29 PM

It looks good enough to be in my living room. Great job. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 11:37 PM

Your a going to get a lot of use out of that for a long time nice job.

-- Billp

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 11:54 PM

Norm does do a fine router table! I made one also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 11:55 PM


This is a gorgeous router table. You did a nice job on this. It doesn’t hurt to make shop furniture look good. I agree with you in that it does serve as an indication of the craftmanship that you are putting into your work.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 12:10 AM

I’m headed in the same direction….someday…great job.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 12:49 PM

Hi Shayne;

Great job!

I’m sure you’ll get a lot of satisfaction in using it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 09:54 PM

Max, Yes the dust collection works great.


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#12 posted 04-15-2008 09:56 PM

Trifern, When I get around to take more pictures I will Post them.


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#13 posted 04-15-2008 09:58 PM

wpreman, Yea I guess bigger is better some times.


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#14 posted 04-15-2008 10:01 PM

Billp, I hoping my son will come around and he gets a lot use out of also.


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#15 posted 04-15-2008 10:04 PM

BarryW, You’ll get there. When I get this garage done I will even have more room to spread out. Can’t wait!!


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