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Project by ruizd posted 05-04-2013 02:42 AM 2184 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally completed the router table top this past Winter. I used 3/4” and 1/2” MDF glued and screwed together then contact cemented the counter top for the table top. The fence is 3/4” Apple Ply. I followed NYW Norm’s basic plan but with my own flavor. The router base cabinet has a metal frame for stability. I have a 3 1/4 HP router and the base does not move or vibrate when I run it at any speed. It’s rock solid.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!





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Kevin

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#1 posted 05-04-2013 03:03 AM

Wow, thats awsome. Great router table.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#2 posted 05-04-2013 03:06 AM

Thanks for the comment.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!

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#3 posted 05-04-2013 11:57 AM

love it – good work

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#4 posted 05-04-2013 12:27 PM

Awesome table….You’ve really done great work…...one question….I don’t see any DC on the rear and I’m wondering with no vents in the front, will the router get too hot?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#5 posted 05-04-2013 01:16 PM

Nice job Dan. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 05-04-2013 03:31 PM

Tim,

I never really thought about the heat factor. I will say that the compartment where the router lives is fairly oversize and since most of my router operations only last +/- minute per piece, not sure the router heats up to be of concern in my case. I suppose if I was doing production work where the router is on for long periods of time that heat management would definitely be required. I am going to run some heat tests this weekend because now I am curious. Good observation.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!

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#7 posted 05-04-2013 03:37 PM

Nice work this will be a great asset in your shop for years to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-05-2013 02:41 PM

Great job!! This is on my “to do” list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 05-05-2013 05:57 PM

I’ve built one similar and have to agree with Tim, I would definitely add dust collection to the motor compartment and a few small holes in the front to allow air in. I have a big PC router in mine and it does get warm but the Dust collector moves enough air to keep things cool. I enjoy seeing how many of Norm’s router cabinets are built but modified to suit the builder.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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