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Project by ruizd posted 354 days ago 1970 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 354 days ago

Wow, thats awsome. Great router table.

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

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ruizd

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#2 posted 354 days ago

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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JeanCLaude

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#3 posted 354 days ago

love it – good work

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TimWood

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#4 posted 354 days ago

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 354 days ago

Nice job Dan. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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ruizd

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#6 posted 354 days ago

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 354 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 353 days ago

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

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Schwieb

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#9 posted 353 days ago

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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