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Project by DevinT posted 03-25-2021 10:19 PM 548 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a large (2’ x 4’) router table top for my Ryobi compact trim router that sits atop my WORX Pegasus. The top gets clamped offset so that the hole the router sits in is over the edge of the Pegasus. There is a miter slot for miter gauge. The hole the router sits in has both ledges for the router sub-base as well as being tapered to make it impossible to remove the router through the bottom (one has to disassemble the router, insert the top part with the sub-base from the top and then insert the router body from below).

The top is made from a 1/4 sheet of pine plywood. Finished with 1 wash-coat, 9 coats of stain, 9 coats of Danish Oil, and 3 coats of paste wax. The miter gauge slides beautifully in the slot with little-to-no play.

I also built a fence out of the same plywood and some melamine for the fence cheeks. There is also a vacuum dust port that attaches to the fence directly above the router bit (stored on the fence itself; visible with a piece of blue painter’s tape covering the hole that the vacuum nozzle is inserted into).

When I am not using the table, I can put the fence on a shelf, put the table top in my lumber rack, and either fold up the pegasus and put it away or use it for something else.

-- Devin, SF, CA





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Foghorn

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#1 posted 03-25-2021 11:02 PM

That’s more finish than I use on furniture I’ve built! Anyway, nice job and looks like it would work well.

-- Darrel

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DevinT

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#2 posted 03-26-2021 01:12 AM



That s more finish than I use on furniture I ve built! Anyway, nice job and looks like it would work well.

- Foghorn

It’s so unbelievably satin-y with loads of chatoyancy. I definitely recommend trying the “full-tilt” method of finishing sometime. Oh, and with all that paste wax, my miter gauge easily flies the entire 4’ length of the slot with a simple flick of a single finger. It boggles the mind really.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#3 posted 03-26-2021 01:47 AM

Very clever. I am enjoying your ingenuity.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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