Router Table Extension

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Project by Bruce posted 06-11-2009 04:43 AM 4143 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I guess this really is not complete but I had to get these pics out of the camera b 4 I could take more of the completed project. This is a project I s’pose you could say I started in 1973! I made a walnut and oak cutting board for my mother for Christmas that year, in high school woodshop. Since then, it had warped a bit and had a 3/16 layer of pizza grease and beer on it. So, I scraped it down, cut it into 3 pieces and surfaced it smooth and square via jointer and thickness planer. Then, after I glued it back together, my buddy Dan Pleska came to the rescue once again with his wide sander. I took a “Stanley” L bracket and cut it in half, mortised it into the edges of the router plate recess to keep the plunger things from tearing out the wood as i remove it. It has 4 coats of poly on top, 3 on the sides and 2 on the bottom. I bought Norm’s router table plan just to make the fence for it and adapted it to bolt to my TS fence. And, since I had the plan I figured I might as well build the base cab too. I’ll post it as a seperate project.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 04:54 AM

Wow! That turned out real nice, Bruce. That fence is a beast too. Good job. Thanks for the post.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 05:38 AM

Good reuse of material. It looks marvelous! Do the fence rails hold it up or is there additional attachment paraphernalia used?

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 07:29 AM

That’s some super router table. well done.


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#4 posted 06-11-2009 11:31 AM

That’s one of the coolest tables I’ve seen. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#5 posted 06-11-2009 02:29 PM

Hey, guys and gals, this might be a great use for all of those Woodwhisperer cutting boards that all of us have made. Yeah, I got one too.

Bruce, you done good! I like it!

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#6 posted 06-11-2009 08:44 PM

Thanks, everyone. It is actually bolted to the tablesaw and might be a frog hair lower so the fance will slide over it. The router is out of it until I get the cab done. It will have adjustable feet (bolts) to raise it up, just right, to level the top. I feel like I otta be gettin paid for all this work!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 01:45 AM

Love the fence.

Thanks for posting the pics.


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#8 posted 09-15-2009 05:13 AM

So cool…I think fun stuff like this is great…good job. On my last saw I had all Corain inserts that matched our countertops in the kitchen…good use of something quality and looks neat too.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#9 posted 12-02-2009 09:09 PM

very nice table. I would put it in the house.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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