Up until now the extension wing to the BT3100 has been a simple two layer 3/4” pine ply lamination. Simply a nice, flat table top. That is all about to change…
LOML gave me an early Christmas present of a Bench Dog Pro Plate and Rockler insert template, and I have some Rockler miter track just laying around, so it was time to measure up where I wanted everything, and write is down. 5.25” in from each side, 7” in from the end. Miter slot in 5.5” from the end.
Tomorrow comes a trip to the BORG to get some 1/4” tempered hardbaord (my local has 3/16” and 1/4”, I may opt for 3/16” just to keep that 1/16” of added adjustability to the height. I will get them to cut it to rough size, but will grab a full sheet anyway. I have other projects coming up that will need hardboard… But I digress… I need to glue down the TH figure out how to clamp it, probably simply use a mess of 2×4 cauls since that is what I have handy.. Once that is done, I set my measurements up on the hardboard, set up my jigs and get to routing.
With any luck I will start out the new year with a finished extension table on my table saw… A nice project, made even nicer considering I started on it 6 months ago…(It’s a budget thing…)
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