Norm's Router Table - Attaching the top

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Forum topic by HickoryHill posted 07-13-2014 03:05 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2014 03:05 PM

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For those of you who built Nahm’s Router Table… did you attach the top? I see on his plans its just 4 blocks in the corners. Just those blocks to hold it in it’s spot and the weight of the top/router does the rest?

I am using a Phenolic top from Woodpeckers, so I guess I’ll be doing blocks with Gorilla Glue.


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#1 posted 07-13-2014 03:31 PM

It does. I built mine about 12 years ago, and that’s all it’s ever had…works fine. Make sure the blocks are tight enough to the edges to prevent movement, but by the time I had mine assembled and everything on it (including the fence) I’d bet the whole top assembly is well over 100#....plenty to hold ‘er down. The phenolic tops from Woodpecker’s (unless it’s changed) was just plywood, topped with phenolic…not much different than mine topped with HPL. Drill holes into it and screw the blocks on.

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 09:19 PM

The one I have was built by my brother, he made a Torsion Box top with a lip that fit over the cabinet top. it is held down by gravity.

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 02:58 AM

Gravity is all that holds my top in place too. I built the support fram underneath so it’s a tight fit into the steel stand that makes up my router table base.

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 04:15 AM

Yep…..that’s how it’s done…....

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