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Project by CutNRun posted 12-07-2007 08:57 PM 4018 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had made a knock-down router table based on the Fine Woodworking Plans I found on-line. This arrangement worked great. However, after purchasing a new table saw, I thought it would be a good idea to make the router table more permanent and use it as an outfeed table for the saw. I used scraps of hardwood, plywood, and MDF that I had laying around and produced this cabinet. I installed an outlet on the inside of the cabinet and a switch on the outside, along with a cleat to wind the cord on. When not in use, the router fence is stored on two supports between the back of the router table and the back of the table saw. I also made a box to collect the shavings that drop below the router. The only thing I would do differently is to make the cabinet 1” deeper – then the Triton router case would fit on the lower shelf. As it is now, the doors won’t close with the router case in the cabinet. Oh well.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 12-07-2007 09:03 PM

Looks like a good deal, always good to have an outfeed table.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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rpmurphy509

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#2 posted 12-07-2007 09:39 PM

Perfect timing for me seeing your project. Was preparing to build a temp out-feed on my saw this weekend.
Makes no sense not to use the router table with a slight height modification though.

Great idea, great timing, thanks!

- Ray

-- Still learning everything

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mrtrim

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#3 posted 12-07-2007 09:40 PM

very nice looking router/ outfeed table .

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 12-07-2007 09:56 PM

Really a nice, useful setup!

I feel your pain about the router case. There is always that one thing I don’t think about until after the fact. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Blake

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#5 posted 12-07-2007 10:20 PM

Nicely built. I like how you made your table double as the outfeed for your table saw.

-- Happy woodworking!

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 12-08-2007 10:11 AM

Very resourceful, taking care of two needs with one piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 12-09-2007 10:13 PM

Good Idea CutNRun. I did a similar thing on my Router station. I built the router table a the right hand side of my table saw so the fence extends across to the router station. I use a mdf sacricical fence over the metal fence.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dorje

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#8 posted 12-11-2007 09:23 AM

Great use of materials you had at hand! Looks good to boot!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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mot

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#9 posted 12-11-2007 04:49 PM

That’s a good idea. I considered the same sort of thing a few years back but didn’t have the room with the contractor saw motor sticking out the back and where I had to put my saw. Nice job.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bud

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#10 posted 05-25-2008 03:21 AM

Space saving and functional in many ways.

-- Bud -

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