For a while now (since June when my wife and I ripped out the powder bath vanity and put in the garage) I’ve been kicking around the idea of making a miter saw station. I had planned to put it on wheels to allow me to move it around the garage and out of the way when not in use. Then my father-in-law gave me his router table….and the idea got a little more complicated and took a nagging position at the back of my mind for months. I kept coming back to it and kept coming up em...
This is a router table/lift/fence combo that will terrify the the guys at Festool and Incra. As Stumpy completes the three episode router table series he unveils the completed setup- two router tables complete with micro-adjustable lifts, built in bit storage, dual dust collection, a fantastic sliding table and a fence that uses Incra’s innovative positioner technology without violating any patents! In the meantime you’ll see how to get a high quality router plate for about $10...
I think I can honestly say the end is in sight for my router table. I didn’t do much woodworking today, but I was able to cut out my drawer fronts and get everything attached. Since I’m still in the middle of renovating my room, I’m working on finishing up the painting in there too. While I am glad that my projects are coming along, I’d really love for things to be finished up. For some reason, I’m a really big fan of the frameless look. I don’t know if ...
My router table is coming along and I pretty much finished up the top and fence. I learned a couple of things that were rather important. The first is that I need to be more careful when cutting laminate. I had this thought that I should tape my cut lines to minimize chipping. Turns out that when I have thoughts like that, I should listen to myself. The laminate by the miter slot chipped out pretty bad, but I figured it wasn’t critical because it didn’t seem to affect the performa...
I started woodworking in earnest in January when I received a Ridgid R4512 table saw as a late Christmas present from my mom. She wants her kitchen redone, and so I’m polishing my skills to get ready to build some custom cabinets for her. My first set of projects I finished up in April which consisted of a set of storage cabinets in my garage which was heavily inspired by the Garage Workshop in the New Yankee Workshop. I also put together an outfeed table for my table saw and also a cla...
Hello tool making veterans! I am building a combination router table and table saw station. For all of you who already have router tables, what is the best table top and fence material to use? I found a router table plan from 1985, and the builder did the following: top layer – plastic laminatesecond layer – 1/8” hard boardmiddle layer – 3/4” hardwood plywoodfourth layer – 1/8” hard boardlast layer – plastic laminate Sounds flat, smoo...
Here I’m shaping the legs to my musicians chair, using a router table with a 1/2’’ round over bit mounted in it.
Ok, I am new here and I’ll take risk. Thought I would share an innovation that amuses me and works well enough. I have looked at router lifts for my Craiglist router table. Ouch, the cost. Especially, when other equipment is high on the lust list. Then, a choir hit a high note and this wacky router lift inspiration – a labratory scissor jack. Yup. They are compact, 6’’ x 6” top and bottom plates, 10” maximum lift height. Cost? Less than $30 a...
Have you guys ever seen these levelers by Kreg; they are really cool. http://www.kregtool.com/Precision-Router-Table-Insert-Plate-Levelers-Prodview.html
And by popular demand here is a quick tour of my new workshop just after the move! Ha!
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