Cherry and Walnut Router Table Wing

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Project by mtalley posted 10-21-2019 10:57 PM 723 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After almost three years of having it in a box under my table saw, I finally installed a cast iron General router table wing on my SawStop table saw. It was not an exact fit and I had to make some serious modifications. Because of the difference in wing sizes, I decided to install a cherry and walnut “cutting board” tail-piece. I had the lumber as scraps from a recent paddle build and hutch repair. Everything was glued up, a coat of Silver Tip 2-part epoxy was applied, sanded, and then 3 coats of marine spar varnish topped it all off.

SawStop now makes a router table wing and router lift that bolts right in, but they didn’t when I bought both the saw and wing. That said, the do-it-yourself option with the General or similar wing and lift is less than 1/2 the cost of the SawStop option.

I documented the whole overbuilt process in a 2-part YouTube Video series and in part 1, I went over the steps I took getting the wing installed and mounted correctly and the installation of the router lift, plus a few tips. For the second of two videos, I detailed the fence installation, the vacuum box and dust collection, and the steps I took in making and installing the over-built wooden tail piece.

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#1 posted 10-22-2019 01:58 AM

Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-22-2019 03:53 AM

Interesting. Never enough horizontal space in a shop.

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#3 posted 10-22-2019 03:58 AM

I love reusing left over wood, great job, looks awesome and meets the desired outcome. Thank you for sharing.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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