Ultimate Router Station

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Project by KentB posted 01-25-2016 06:18 PM 3444 views 15 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The center router table was made using Norm Abrams’ router table plan. I revised it slightly to suit me. The outer tables were created to organize my tools and supplies. I stole the idea of using different woods for the faces from my wife, who made a wall-hanging by gluing different scraps together. All of the faces were taken from scraps of older projects: walnut, QS oak, maple, and a scrap of aromatic cedar. The router is Porter Cable 3hp model. The lift is Woodpecker’s V2. The fence is Woodpecker’s Super Fence. This setup is totally awesome. It was the first time that I used contact cement to hold down the Formica. It was easy and it came out beautifully.

-- Kent B

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 06:29 PM

All I can say is “Holy Cow!”

Kent, you have too much free time, your station is beyond excellent….

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 06:35 PM

I don’t have enough router stuff to fill all of those drawers. If I built that glorious router station I would have to expand my router accessories by 10X…....hmmmmmmmm????

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 07:15 PM

It’s realy work of art. Too bad it’s a maschine table instead some piece of living room cabinet. Looks awesome and clean work and finish ’’touches’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 07:25 PM

Wow, very nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 08:23 PM

Absolutely OUTSTANDING !! I have to get a facial now to get all the green with envy off. Golly that’s nice

and it’s NOT in the top 3 ? c’mon someone -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 08:42 PM

Wow, that is an impressive router table

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#7 posted 01-25-2016 08:44 PM

That is too dang purty to use!!!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 01-25-2016 09:19 PM

Damn that is nice. If I built something like that, the other tools in my shop would go on strike.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 01-25-2016 09:27 PM

That’s too nice for a shop station…you might have to start routing in the living room :)
Excellent work!

-- Sometimes.....I talk to the wood

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#10 posted 01-25-2016 09:42 PM

At first sight, I thought it was an entertainment center! I guess it would be for me! Very nicely done.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#11 posted 01-25-2016 09:53 PM

nice build

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#12 posted 01-25-2016 10:51 PM

Wow…..I think that about sums it up

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#13 posted 01-25-2016 11:16 PM

now thats how to use up leftovers and its a real cool look great job love it

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 01-25-2016 11:39 PM

OOOhhh! So Nice.
The cutting board doors are the icing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#15 posted 01-26-2016 12:36 AM

This is the 4th time I’ve looked at this router station and it looks better each time. I see someone woke up and placed it in the top 3 – so deserving
Congratulations !!!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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