DIY Table Saw Router Extension Wing

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Blog series by Mike_D_S updated 06-14-2016 04:34 AM 4 parts 11444 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Starting with a solid foundation

12-30-2015 03:33 AM by Mike_D_S | 1 comment »

I’m starting to really overflow my garage/shop. I’ve started to realize that I need a better solution for an assembly table, but I simply don’t have the room for it. So I’ve started a big re-organization of my shop. So far I’ve built several new carts with drawers for storage, but the big change is I’ve decided to dump the free standing router table in favor of an extension wing on my table saw. I looked around at all the available options and jus...

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Part 2: More views of the basic table

12-30-2015 06:06 PM by Mike_D_S | 1 comment »

While it’s only 12 inches wider than the stock wing I took off, it looks like a lot of extra table. This morning in the cold hard light of day there were a few things I still needed to do. After sitting overnight mounted to the table saw, the phenolic top right at the joint to the saw had come up about 1mm on one side, I added an additional piece of ply to double up the skirt where it connects to the saw. I’m going to drive in a couple of pocket hole screws to make sure t...

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Part 3: Finally getting somewhere- lift installed

06-10-2016 11:32 PM by Mike_D_S | 3 comments »

So it’s been a while, but I finally got my other router table sold and bought the new Jessem Mast-R-Lift II lift. It came in a few days ago and I got it mounted in the table. I started by cutting out a template for the router lift cut out. I cut four plywood strips about 3” wide about 15 inches long. Then I put the router lift on the top of the MDF board and square it up, then I put the strips up against the side of the lift letting one end butt up against the board to the l...

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Part 4: DIY Router Safety Switch

06-14-2016 04:34 AM by Mike_D_S | 4 comments »

In the process of finishing the setup of the router, I wanted to get a nice router safety switch. I wanted a mag switch, but after looking around and realizing that a new one was going to be $50+, I decided to do some additional DIY. So I used the following parts to make up my own switch:1. Woodstock D4160 magnetic paddle switch $12 from Amazon 2. PVC single gang junction box with 3/4” conduit fitting on bottom $63. Single outlet $34. Metal single gang cover $25. Cord from cheap pow...

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