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i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view



here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end



now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.



and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don't want to go over them now.



so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn't weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!
 

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Table saw mobile station

i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view



here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end



now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.



and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don't want to go over them now.



so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn't weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!
I don't know how I worked without mine. You'll definitely enjoy using it. It makes my woodworking experience so much easier and better I should have built one years ago.
 

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Table saw mobile station

i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view



here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end



now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.



and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don't want to go over them now.



so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn't weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!
Dennis,

Great looking workstation!

A couple of ideas to add to your workstation. If you get casters, make sure they are lockable and located where you can easily get to the locking mechanisms. Also, when making your router table fence, be sure to allow plenty of room "behind" your bit area to allow for larger bits and different cutting depths. Can't tell for sure from your drawing- is the area at the back of the saw open? You'll need some sort of access to clean out the saw dust.

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Table saw mobile station

i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view



here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end



now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.



and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don't want to go over them now.



so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn't weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!
ya the back of the saw is open for sawdust cleanup, also i allowed about 3 1/2" for bits in the opening on my router table. i might build the router its own fence though now that i think of it. because i think that a table saw fence would be harder to adjust to be flush with the bearings and a standard router table fence might be easier to adjust that way.
 

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Table saw mobile station

i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view



here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end



now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.



and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don't want to go over them now.



so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn't weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!
I think you are right about the router fence. My first fence was attached to the saw's rip fence. It worked OK but was too limited for bit size and adjustments. I eventually built one similar to the one on the New Yankee Workshop's router table.

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Table saw mobile station

i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view



here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end



now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.



and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don't want to go over them now.



so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn't weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!
Great work!

Thanks for post

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
 

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well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Looks like you are well on your way to having a nice router set up going.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Looks good so far!

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Nicely done. keep us posted when you have it mounted and bolted to the saw…
 

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well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Nice Router table. I am sure you will get tons of use from it. I wish mine had a miter gauge slot. I can't really do it because I have t-slots (the kind for clamping) all over the bench I use for routing.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
This is a cool project. You will be so stoked to have a router table. A router table is one of those things that can be made extremely simple or very fancy but is always so useful. This one is great because you kept it fairly simple and it seems that was on purpose because you may make another one some day that fits a different set-up with your saw station.

I have had four different versions of my router table set-up before the one I have now. And with each one I learned more about the features I like and don't like based on how I used it. Everybody uses a router table in different ways and need different features, like the fulcrum pin you mentioned. I am glad I kept my first few versions simple because I ended up changing things as I went along.

My first version of a router table was attached to my table saw like yours. I found that this was not ideal for me because it generally committed both tools to one set-up and I could not go back and forth. But this will suit you just fine for a long time. The construction looks great. I'll follow the progress.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Keep up the good work Dennis.
 

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well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
I've got my router table on the end of my table saw and the thing I don't like about it is the reason that I did it.

I have an Incra TS fence system which uses an Incra fence on the table saw and I also move it over to use on the router table. Invariable that moving is the problem. When I'm routing and I need a replacement piece of wood or a modification to a piece where you route two sides and then cut the piece on the saw.

This requires you to reset the fence so I'm thinking about building an additional stand-alone router table.

Good luck in you setup and enjoy it.
 

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well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Let us know how well the Torsion box works, and if you get any sag.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
router tables open up aloe of oportunities and make routeing slot easier.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
ya they do. and i like to make my own just because like you said it opens up more opportunities. i can do whatever i want on it. and i can use the wasted space thats where my table saw fence rails are.
 
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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Thats a nice router table Dennis.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Nice info Dennis. I just finished my table board and the glue is now set. I love that fulcrum pin idea dude. Thanks for the info on it. I look forward to your next pics on how you mounted the router.
 

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Router Table! (finally)

well unfortunately i will not be able to have the table saw station that i was hoping for but a router table is something i need so i am making one on the side of my table saw. i started by cutting down all the MDF with my cousin pat's (Anthrax) help. then i started putting the torsion box together. it is all based on where the bolts are for my table saw and in the center fitted for the rockler plate that i am planning on getting in the future just i don't have the money now. so here are some pictures of the torsion box coming along.





then i put on the bottom skin flush trimming with a router, rough cut the center part for the router with my jigsaw and then flush trimmed it with a router. then on the table saw i cut off the part at the side so i have access to put the bolts into the table saw to secure the table.



then for the top skin. again i just put it on and flush trimmed it with a router. them i found the center of the table and drilled a hole for the router at 2 1/4" because i don't go over 2 inches. then cut the little holes on the side for the bolts. the bolt holes are 1/2" down so i needed to leave that room for the bolt and the washer so i cut those holes.





then i did the top skin. as always put it on and trimmed it with a router. i used hardboard because it is cheap, decently slick so things can slide well, and because i didn't want to deal with the contact cement much. maybe sometime later though. i also cut a 3/8" rabbet in the center hole so i can mount inserts there, and the miter track for my table saw miter gauge. it fit really well and i am happy it came out so well!



and the last thing i did today was put in a fulcrum pin. i do a decent amount of template routing so this is a must. i just epoxied a t-nut into the MDF and used a grinder, and file to remove the threads on the half bolt so i can screw it in and out. now i have a decently sturdy fulcrum pin. i even tried it out and it can hold even when i put a lot of pressure on it.



so thats it for today. tomorrow i will mount the router and attack it to my table saw. that should be fun!
Torsion boxes! Fulcrum pins! You're way ahead of me man!

I had to look those terms up in the dictionary!
 
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