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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 03-01-2013 02:57 AM 2167 reads 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I decided to rebuild my tablesaws extension wing/router table. This time I removed the factory metal wing along with my old router table extension and built a new wing using the MDF and famica from last weeks build. This new extension wing combos as a router table as well as it has a pull out support arm that allows me to support my material as i cross cut long boards or sheets goods no matter if I am using a sled or not, because the support arm is adjustable. Here is a look at some photos and the video of the build.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com



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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 04:38 AM

Sweet idea, do you foresee possible problems with wood expansion in the slides though?

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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WoodJediNTraining

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 05:13 AM

Ahh good question. There may be some expansion. But I made the fit so that it was not loose or slack, but did allow for some expansion. It is 50 degrees moist and rainy here and I think the would is expanded as much as it will. If by chance it does expand to the point of making it hard to slide in and out. That arm pulls out completely from the table, all I would need to do is remove it and finely tune it to allow for easy operation when expanded or contracted… Point is, I made it to where I could address any future issues if needed.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 06:35 AM

Aye, i gotcha. May keep this idea in mind, but im thinking uhmv plastic instead of rollers. Let us know how it works out!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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559dustdesigns

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 07:24 AM

Thanks for sharing. keep up the great woodworking

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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WoodJediNTraining

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 07:40 AM

Cool Justin! and thank you Aaron!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 01:05 PM

Very nifty, indeed, Laney. You definitely won’t get any sag outta that router insert.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 05:35 PM

Very good design! I guess it’s nice to use your table saws fence for the router. Very cool!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 06:29 PM

Good concept, good project, and another good video, Laney! I really like the slide-out roller support.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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WoodJediNTraining

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 08:23 PM

AJ I am not using the tablesaw’s fence for the router, I have a dedicated router fence with a split fence design.. I forgot to show it in the video.. I will do a follow up about it.

Laney

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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#10 posted 03-04-2013 11:59 AM

Very clever. Inspires me to adapt the concept to my old Unisaw. Thanks for sharing.

-- Earl

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 04:19 AM

Why didn’t you just cut down the old router plate instead of making a new one ?

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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WoodJediNTraining

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 05:19 AM

Lumberdog, I made a new one because the old one when it was origionally made, I had cracked it and figured while i was making a new table , might as well make a new plate instead of cutting down the old one that ha a defect in it.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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