I made this fixture as part of the puttering around I did in the shop this weekend. It wish I had already had it built the other day when I made my shelf pin jig since it would have sped up that process considerably. Building the fixture was the thing that did go smoothly this weekend. My work on the closet shelf/cabinet could have gone more smoothly (I messed up pretty badly with the flush trim bit since I didn’t really have enough surface to support the router’s base). Alas, I digress…
The fixture base is 3/4” MDF. Dimensions are 24” x 12”. The edge is chamfered 1/8”. Two T-tracks were installed; each is 6 inches from the respective ends. The hold-downs as well as the cam locks for the fence ride in the tracks. The platform is attached to the press by way of T-bolts and knobs. The bolts ride in grooves routed in the underside of the fixture’s base. All the hardware is stuff I had on hand from a Rockler sale last summer. It’s been lying around waiting to be used.
Here are the pics of the fixture:
Future enhancements will be a T-track in the fence to accommodate stop blocks and a hole in the base to install replaceable waste blocks for drill-throughs as well as sunken sanding drums.
Thanks for looking and as always constructive criticism/ideas is appreciated.
-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN