Wood Table Saw Wing

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Blog series by ThomasLightle updated 04-06-2016 12:46 AM 4 parts 4900 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Preparing and Gluing Up the Wood

01-08-2016 08:46 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

I need a wing in my table saw. For one, it will fill in empty, unused space, between my fence rails on the right side of my saw. Second, it will help my rip fence glide better when I have to rip wide stock. Finally, it will serve as a base for me to later install a router lift and router plate. In part one I go over the steps I took to convert an old kitchen table top to the glued panel that I will use as the wing. Enjoy! Thom

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Part 2: Part 2: The Metal

01-11-2016 08:38 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

In part 2 I construct the metal frame that will attach to the table saw fence rails and support the wing. I half/bolted and half/welded some 3/4×3/4×1/8 steel angle to the rails. Then I used some 3/8” hex cap screws as table levelers. Once everything was flat to my liking, I locked it all down from the underside with a couple of drywall screws. <iframe src=”” frameborder=”0” height=”315” widt...

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Part 3: Conclusion

01-12-2016 12:10 AM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

Time to put all the pieces together and add the finishing touches. This extension wing turned out to be very flat and very sturdy. I can’t wait to install a router lift on this thing and further economize the space in my tiny workshop! Conclusion I hope You enjoyed this little project! -Thom

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Part 4: Router Plate Installation

04-06-2016 12:46 AM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

If you have seen my previous video about my wooden table saw wing, you already know that I plan on using it as my router table. So the next step in the evolution is to install the router plate into the wooden table saw wing. There isn’t a lot to it. I chose to build a frame, using the actual router bit as a template. Then, using the frame as a pattern, I used a flush trim router bit at the correct depth to cut out the recess for the router plate. All I needed for this application is...

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