Router Table/New Fence upgrade/new Router

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Project by Robsshop posted 12-31-2011 07:46 AM 11251 views 26 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well with My newest Christmas gift (to My self) installed in My router table I thought it was time to get a much needed fence Upgrade to match the performance of the Triton 2 1/4 hp with above table adjustment capabilities !! What a difference having a router with many features that enhance a router tables capabilities. I actually designed/built this RT/out feed table/storage unit a while back and it has served my needs well ,but never got around to putting together a proper fence. I am pleased to say I have finally finished a much improved set up over the original fence that lacked the many features this model offers. I have been checking out here on LJ’s and other sites for features and styles of fences that I wanted to design into mine and I have stolen from many unsuspecting members and I do apologize for not naming names ! OK with that off my chest, I can spell out some of the details. The fence is long and tall at 38” L x 9” T and is constructed out of 1/2” MDF and the base is 3/4” birch ply. Mating the two together is an 1/4” thick 3×3 section of Aluminum angle,the aluminum took some time laying out and fabricating but well worth the effort IMO,keeps things at 90*. The faces of the fence are laminated with left over Formica from RT surface and I installed a T-track section for various attachments, mostly feather boards and stop blocks . I also installed a eye shield plate I had laying around and it can be adjusted and or swiveled out of the way when doing taller operations . I haven’t put it through the wringer yet but have used it several times and can say with out hesitation,that it has lived up to my expectations thus far. Well that covers the basics and the Pics probably fill in the blanks but feel free to ask ?’s or leave comments,always welcomed . Hope all is well and wishing everyone a Happy New Year !!.........ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 08:09 AM

Awesome! You should get years of service from that setup. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 08:18 AM

Thanks Dave, I hope that Your prediction comes true ! Thanks for looking.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 10:27 AM

Nice fence, and the RT setup! And congrats on that new Triton – welcome to the club, I wish it serves you well for a long time! :) I’ve been using this exact model (both handheld and in a table), and I absolutely love it! Some day, I will probably make myself a full-size router table, with a similar fence, but for now a home-made portable version does the job for me…

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 03:31 PM

WOW! What a great, hardworking station! I think I know where you’ll be found. Enjoy.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 04:23 PM

That’s an awesome should be proud of that piece. Great work !!

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 05:00 PM

Thanks for the comments fella’s, appreciated !!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 05:09 PM

WOW!! That is so nice!

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 05:48 PM

That looks really great, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 06:35 PM

Nice job, I like the station. I have Triton as well. I had the same on as you then upgraded to his big brother. Great machines. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 01-01-2012 12:05 AM

Great job Dude!

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#11 posted 01-01-2012 12:09 AM

Thanks everyone above ! :-)

@Ken90712——Hi there Ken, if memory serves me right, I believe You offered me some positive advice on the Triton way back when I first started looking at this router and I agree with You on its performance so far ! Probably should have went with the 3 hp model but still happy with my purchase.Once again thanks for the input…ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#12 posted 01-01-2012 05:34 AM

Good work! So many tool so little time. I like that you developed this idea from your own needs and research and made it your own.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 01-01-2012 06:53 AM

Rob, the fence looks great.

How do you like having the router table / outfeed table combination? I thought of doing this since I have limited room in my shop, but I wasn’t sure how much of a hassle it would be to have to move the fence when I wanted to switch. I also thought it might cause problems if I wanted to leave the router set up while I made another cut on the table saw.

I’d love to hear how it has worked for you.

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#14 posted 01-01-2012 08:29 AM

Thanks Dr. ken and like You (smaller scale, LOL) I am slowly putting together a work space I can make my own and have a feeling of accomplishment and perhaps one day find myself in a dream shop such as Yours ! Thanks again and Happy New Year !!

@ Danielt—- I have had this set-up for several years now and can honestly say it has worked out for my style of woodworking. I do understand Your concerns with this type of lay out But I have put a lot of work and effort in to the management of all my work stations . Like You have pointed out with smaller to medium sized shops You often have to do some brain storming and ingenuity to make things flow and mesh ! I will admit that this is not a production style shop and I typically work on one project at a time and do most of my operations in a sequence that flows with this style set-up. With that said there are times when I will find sawing operations and routing ops crossing paths, but with the TS/outfeed/RT fully mobile and adjustable in only a few seconds I can work around most of these situations with perhaps 4×8 sheet goods being the only exception. So the quick answer is YES it can work, but it does take some forethought ! If You decide to adopt this set-up and You need more details on any features of the stations, feel free to shoot Me a PM with specifics and I can send You more Pics/detailed info of those features in question. Hope this has helped You with any doubts and thanks for the interest…......ROB (Happy New Year !!)

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#15 posted 01-01-2012 08:33 AM

A great looking router table very well done.

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