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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got some shop time today.. So, I started the build of my table.. I ended up basically rough cutting some sheets of plywood to make the carcass of a Normish clone. I forgot how slowly things come together (it's been about 12 years since I did any real work in a shop). Also found out just how rusty my skills are... This is gonna be a long road..

But, the goal is to be able to build a bedroom suite this year and replace the travesty of mismatched pieces we have had since before we married. A router table is far more forgiving than that type of work.. I did learn that I need some new saw horses though!

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Seabrook, TX

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Michael, welcome to the saw dust and noise making gang. There are a lot of YouTube sites that show how to make router tables as well as to how to make bedroom furniture. In both cases you have to decide what you want and determine your skill level. You might want to see if there are any woodworking clubs in your area and gain knowledge from some of the local woodworkers. I make my own router tables and bedroom furniture to meet our needs. It is a slow process even though I have been woodworking 40 years. I am also in the shop 5 or 6 days a week. Good luck! Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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My schedule is pretty insane, so I don't get regular shop time.. I might get a couple hours tomorrow, and maybe a couple on Sunday. It will probably take the better part of a month to get the carcass put together, much less put in finished shape,

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Well G'day from OZ , your first job is easy " Horses " many ways of course , i made mine with 4 x 2's cut six lengths the width of your horse you'd like use . Using three lengths make an " I " repeat with other three pieces. then cut 8 more lengths for your legs.
you can see this type and many others on youtube
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