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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-30-2020, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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As some members know, I have been working on my version of the New Yankee Workshop Deluxe Router Station. Well it took about 10 years for me to finally get it going and completed. Some of the steps are really challenging and require advanced woodworking skills and practice. I am the first to admit that my router skills need much practice and that will now be possible. I think my biggest challenge was creating the opening for the plate. It fits pretty well but doesn't look good. There are gaps that I wish were not there.
The carcass is made up from 4 sheets of Maple veneered presswood that were 4' x 4' and were in the liquidation bin at Home Depot for $4.00/ea. about 12 years ago. At the time, I bought them thinking the would make a nice bar in my basement. Well 3 homes later, they are a R/T. I also bought the Freud fence and switch at a show about 10 years ago and I wish I hadn't. The switch needed to be modified to be usable (it was for a metal angle table base, and the fence will probably not get much use but it does have a micro adjustment. I had bought four 4'' casters but decided not to use them, it sits on nylon feet pads. I modified the slots fot the fence to accommodate both fences so I can choose.
The finish is a gel stain Fruitwood that I had a can taking up space and it's still half full, and I covered it with a coat of Varathane gloss to give it some resistance to abuse. Although the handles are wood, I decided on black paint instead of a stain and I like the contrast. I am sure I will enjoy this project for many years.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-30-2020, 11:29 AM
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Nice job Dan. That should enable you to do just about anything you want to.
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Hey, Dan; that's the C19 1.0 router table? Great job!
Just out of curiosity, why is that Tee track in its channel upside down? Not actually screwed in place?
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Looks good Dan, Good job, you are going to like the storage and solid built table. Chalk that one off your list.
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outstanding Dan...
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Very nice...once again, I'm inspired...
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You've got a pretty router table but I don't know about those feet! Congrats on completing a very challenging feat of woodwork!
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Very nice !!!

My first router table was a piece of plywood with a hole in it for the bit, a 2 X 4 with a notch to fit around the bit to act as the fence, and two clamps to hold it in place. When I needed to use it, I fastened the edge of the plywood to my workbench with a couple of flat head screws. Later, I made a base for it, so I could attach it to the top of a Work Mate. I made some pretty nice projects with that "basic" router table. You will be starting with a Cadillac when compared to what I had. Good luck with it.

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Nice work Dan. You will really appreciate having ready access to route now.


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