Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Router Table in progress (pics)

  1. #1

    Router Table in progress (pics)

    Just to let SMC know that I do a little working between asking so many questions, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of a router table I am in the middle of finishing. I know I promised Tim some shots a few days ago in another post.

    I am open to any suggestions or constructive critisim before I get any further along and can adjust. Hardware is not on the doors yet and still many last minute details to acomplish. The left door will be temporary as I hope to add drawers in it's place later on. I may cut re-cut the right door so the upper RH door will cover the hole next to the switch.

    Constructed mostly from 3/4 oak ply with Rockler Table top and extension wings. Dust collector port/chute not in place yet, but it's coming Plan on finishing in Golden Oak stain (upper doors are example) with many coats of wipe on poly.

    LOML says not to add center trim to upper doors, what do you folks say?

    I Know I am a newbie so please go easy on any mistakes you see
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Bob Noles; 06-05-2005 at 4:06 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    2,286
    I LIKE!!! I have never seen extension wings before on a router table...cool indeed. Is that a rockler part? I also like the trim detail on the bottom doors. What kind of castors is it sitting on? are they hard to lock and unlock? Now I can wait to see how you make your drawers and copy them

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Morton
    I LIKE!!! I have never seen extension wings before on a router table...cool indeed. Is that a rockler part? I also like the trim detail on the bottom doors. What kind of castors is it sitting on? are they hard to lock and unlock? Now I can wait to see how you make your drawers and copy them
    Tim,


    Thanks for the comments. Yes, the extention wings are from Rockler. I ordered them the same time as I did the table itself.

    Castors are 3" plain Jane locking from the borg. They are not hard to lock\unlock and seem to stay put

    As far as the drawers.... well..... I was hoping to steal yours

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Gainesville, Florida
    Posts
    743
    Really lookin' good Bob. I know you're going to find you use your new router table on nearly every project. Trust me, you'll thank yourself everytime you use it although yours looks almost too nice to get dirty.

    Make sure you let us see the final product!
    Kent Cori

    Half a bubble off plumb

  5. #5
    Kent,


    Thanks for the kind words.

    I am already somewhat of a router freak and this router station will make me even more of one like you said It is replacing an old Wolfcraft model that I hated.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    37,396
    As someone who prefers a wider router table, I really do appreciate the wings you installed! Like any machining tool, the more support you can give to the workpiece, the better. Nice job on this project!! Keep on coming with the photos!
    ďNever raise your hands to your children, it leaves your groin unprotected.Ē - Red Buttons

    If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say -- talk in your sleep...

    Be safety conscious. 80% of people are caused by accidents.

    Equestrian Sports. The most fun you can have with your boots still on...


  7. #7
    Jim,

    Coming from you, your comments make me proud and I'm not even finished yet. I appreciate your words and yes, more pictures to follow after completion. After all, Tim is after my drawers.

Similar Threads

  1. Advice needed on new Tool purchase
    By Tom Hurlebaus in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 4:21 AM
  2. Table Saw Router Table (pics) (long)
    By Tim Palmer in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-25-2005, 7:00 AM
  3. Router Table Quest
    By Maurice Ungaro in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-17-2004, 12:23 PM
  4. Cherry Lumber GLOAT...and Router Table Progress
    By Andy Haney in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-20-2004, 12:48 PM
  5. Router Table Base Progress pics
    By John Lach in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-14-2004, 12:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •