Router Table (New Yankee plans)

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Project by Shayne posted 2195 days ago 3437 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 2195 days ago

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

-- Bill, Florida

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#2 posted 2195 days ago


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 2195 days ago

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 2195 days ago

looks great to me

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 2195 days ago

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 2195 days ago

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 2195 days ago

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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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2195 days ago


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 2195 days ago

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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2195 days ago

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 2194 days ago

Max, Yes the dust collection works great.


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#12 posted 2194 days ago

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


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#13 posted 2194 days ago

wpreman, Yea I guess bigger is better some times.


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#14 posted 2194 days ago

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


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#15 posted 2194 days ago

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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