Another NYW Router Table

by "Matt in C-town" Boe

This first appeared as a thread on theWoodNet woodworking forum. It was compiled and reproduced here for easier public consumption. All Text and Images are the property of Matt Boe.


My version of Norm's router table.

Here's a few shots of the top going together. It is banded with maple.

Here's the top slab with the fence parts.

Next the finished top (top and bottom).

Here's a few pics of the carcase glue ups. I built it with maple ply.

Some shots of the completed top and fence (front and back), plus close-ups of the dust collection for the fence and main box.

I decided to cut an opening for the switch rather than surface mounting it.

I also put it on a mobile base inspired by pics I had seen on the net somewhere. It's really not that big of a deal, just a Rockler caster and a couple wheels in a plywood frame.

For some odd reason Norm's design only calls for 18" drawers in the 24" cabinet. That didn't make any sense to me, so I made mine 22" with full extension slides to match.

Here are bunch of it completed. I used maple for the face frame and finished it with wipe-on satin poly.

TOP = 36" wide x 26" deep x 1" thick

CABINET = 32" wide x 24" deep x 35" high

WORKING SURFACE = 37" from the floor (wheels added the ")

FENCE = 8" high

TOTAL HEIGHT = 45"

 


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