Router Table
Dec 4, 2009Public
Photo: I built the original version of Norm's router table about 15 years ago when I needed a sturdier platform for some upcoming projects. It's been modified a couple times over the years to what you see now...
Photo: I modified the plans a bit to better suit me. The cabinet is 28"w x 38"h x 24"d, and topped by a 32"w x 26"d x 1 1/2" thick top.
Photo: The top is two pieces of 3/4" MDF glued and screwed together and covered with laminate. I set the router farther back from the edge to give more support for larger pieces.
Photo: Dust collection is very good with this table...
Photo: The fence is also home-made out of a a piece of 3" aluminum angle and 3/4 oak on the face. There is a ton of adjustment built into it, and dust collection is very good. The clamps are holding a sacrificial face onto the fence.
Photo: as you can see. The Porter Cable 7518 is a monster, by the way...
Photo: Plenty of room for the routers...
Photo: And the bits & tools.
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Photo: I added the center drawer below the router compartment to store shop-made bases and other parts. Since I had built the table a little taller to begin with, there was plenty of room...
Photo: Working in my garage at the time, I needed mobility....
Photo: The two casters on this side are mounted so they are just off the floor when not in use. This way the entire base of the table is resting on the floor, making a much sturdier platform.
Photo: When the lever is pushed down, the whole table tilts up onto the casters on the other side, and it can be rolled easily to wherever it needs to be...