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Forum topic by ChicksWithTools posted 07-07-2017 02:04 AM 1020 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChicksWithTools

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07-07-2017 02:04 AM

My user name was kind of tongue in cheek as I joined this board after acquiring an “empty” woodshop so it was really… chicks withOUT tools. BUT… now I’m almost re-stocked.

I have inherited a router, some bits and a small router table. I’m interested in seeing pics of the set ups of other people’s shop around the router table. I’m looking for set up that accommodate long boards.

Thanks :)

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs


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Madmark2

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#1 posted 07-07-2017 02:23 AM

My 3-1/2 hp Milwaukee Heavy Duty router is hiding under the Incra plate.

I also use a digital height gauge ($60) for precise setting.

Router bits total more than the router and table insert.

M

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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TungOil

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#2 posted 07-07-2017 02:41 AM

I have mine mounted in the TS extension, which gives me 16’ on the infeed and outfeed side.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 07-07-2017 02:43 AM

+1 on the table saw extension… saves space and lets the fence do double duty.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Rich

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#4 posted 07-07-2017 03:28 AM

+2 on the table saw extension. I got a BenchDog extension and put a JessEm Mast-R-Lift II in it. It’s very precise and sturdy.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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bc4393

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#5 posted 07-07-2017 01:09 PM

I’ve done 6 foot long x 5” deep poplar shelves with this without a problem.

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Bob5103

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#6 posted 07-07-2017 01:45 PM

To save space in my shop my router table is combined with my miter saw station. Gives me 11’ to the right and 16’ to the left.

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#7 posted 07-07-2017 01:47 PM

Mines not a extension per say but my little bosh table is on a small stand so its just slightly lower than my table saw. I have it next to the ts so the fence on the table saw does double duty and my outfeed table is my extension.

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#8 posted 07-07-2017 01:55 PM

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BlasterStumps

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#9 posted 07-07-2017 02:07 PM

I like that router table. Looks well made. What brand is it?
Mike


I ve done 6 foot long x 5” deep poplar shelves with this without a problem.

- bc4393


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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Rich

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#10 posted 07-07-2017 02:10 PM


I have inherited a router, some bits and a small router table. I m interested in seeing pics of the set ups of other people s shop around the router table. I m looking for set up that accommodate long boards.

Thanks :)

- ChicksWithTools

Just out of curiosity, what model or type of router did you inherit? Choices of router table mounts depend on that. For example some, like the JessEm, will not work with plunge routers — they require a bare router motor. Others are designed to clamp the plate of a plunge router underneath them.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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MrUnix

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#11 posted 07-07-2017 05:17 PM

I like that router table. Looks well made. What brand is it?
Mike

I ve done 6 foot long x 5” deep poplar shelves with this without a problem.

That isn’t a router table, it’s a shaper:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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bc4393

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#12 posted 07-08-2017 02:25 AM

Correct it was a shaper. I had someone machine it to fit a Black and Decker router. :)


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