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Table Saw Project #2: Over 2 years later..

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Blog entry by Jerome posted 05-11-2017 03:02 AM 973 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally ran into a project that would be much easier to complete if I had a router table. I considered using other methods, but putting an end to procrastination spurred my enthusiasm. Dismantling everything was the easy part. Adding the wings wasn’t too bad. I even did that myself. Drilling holes in in cast iron and the rails was a first. I can’t remember when u ever had to do any drilling in metal, but after watching Matt Cremona, a youtube content creator, drill countless holes while building his bandsaw mill, I figured why not give it a go. I actually filed out some metal in the process to widen my holes some.

I picked up the fence and rails from a garage sale for $125, It came with just about everything I needed. I just added a ruler and need the sight window for the right side of the fence. This fence is super heavy duty, but it slides across very easily. I have just under 48” of rip capacity to the right. I figure if I need more then that , I’ll just use a jigsaw or circular saw.

The Bosco 1617 router attached to it was a 2015 Christmas gift never used as well. I had to go get a new plate and drill a hole for the lift key. Now its time to do some routing! The only thing that I don’t like is not having a ruler on the table. A quality t-square would be in order. The table saw fence does not slide flush with the router table fence due to the dust collection port, but a strip of wood does the trick.


It actually runs alot quieter with the weight. I will eventually build it into a mobile workstation to keep my accessories close.

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA



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#1 posted 05-11-2017 09:35 AM

Nice job Jerome!

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 11:28 AM

Way to go, Jerome. Nice seeing you posting again. Keep ‘em coming!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 02:46 PM

That’s a really neat set up you have there.

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#4 posted 05-11-2017 05:23 PM

Great conversion. Now all you need is an outfield extension table. The mobile base would also be a nice addition.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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