A Project for August, Tool Chest #4: Needed a router table?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-04-2021 10:26 PM 808 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Sliding dovetails? Rebates? Webframe? Part 4 of A Project for August, Tool Chest series Part 5: Dados and dry fits »

There IS one in the shop…somewhere…need to re-arrange the shop, anyway….make it easier to switch out the dryers….ah…there it is….move the tablesaw back a bit….and bring it out to be seen..

That “fence” is the same one I use on the tablesaw, and to guide the circular saw…and the router….Needed two wrenches to change out the cutters,,,the same 2 that my DeWalt #610 uses, BTW..

Except, the router hanging under the table is by B&D..

Whereas the DeWalt is a 1/2” collet, the B&D clone is a 1/4” collet…besides a different paint colour. No real differences…same start switch, even. Task for today…..make dovetail pins that slide…

Direction of travel is towards the camera….IF you go the other direction, the router will launch that part across the shop. made 8 drawer runners…came time ti do the 4 drawer dividers….I needed a way to hold things vertical, and keep things square to the top of the table….and, keep me fingers safe..while being the “push stick”

Push it through, reset for the other face, run that through…test for fit..

Works for me. I used the same dovetail bit I used to mill the sockets with….after I had broke the old bit.
Went to do the two parts of the top’s compartment, the front and back…..forgot they are a slightly fatter 3/4”, instead of the 9/16”....oops. first pin was way too thin…quick adjust to mill the other 3…I can add a silver to the thin pin, during glue ups….will be fine…

There was one other task for the router table…before it is put away..where it came from..

I made two vertical lines on the fence…showing where to stop the cut….to match the width of the compartment’s rails(?)...needed 4 sockets…took four different set ups…had to allow for the back’s rebate….and which direction I was cutting in…

And….that will do for the router table jobs. back to hand planes, next time

Stay tuned…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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