A journey into the workshop. #32: Table Saw router wing almost done, and a commission of sorts...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 12-28-2009 04:52 AM 989 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My table saw router wing, the thing that has been victim to my stupidity, and a runaway router is nearly complete. Some final sanding of the edges, installing the leveling hardware, router switch, and final adjustments are all that is left to do…

The runaway router goof was corrected by cutting the slot oversize, and shimming it with a strip of red oak, and a strip of tempered hardboard. Yes I know it sounds funny, but it really doesn’t look all that bad…

The router plate used is a Bench Dog Pro Plate, and was my anniversary gift from my wife. (I think it was also a hint to get busy on my kitchen cabinet refacing I need to do…)

I used a Rockler anodized miter slot. The final miter gauge is a ways off, but I am thinking Incra V27. I presently have a less than optimal Wolfcraft miter gauge, it works, more or less, but isn’t exactly a dream to use…

As soon as I get it all cleaned up and adjusted I will post it as a completed project with pics, so those that are going to ask, pics are coming, I just don’t want to show it in this stage…

A new fence is in the works as well, I am planning on a variation of Norm’s fence, but utilizing the Ryobi attaching hardware to attach it to my BT3100 rip fence for dual duty.

The commission:

I received a call from a friend of my from college today. I have been linking my project posts to my Facebook profile (mostly so my friends don’t start thinking I am an anti social jerk)....

Anyway, he and his wife have a coffee table, and pair of end tables with very nice wrought iron bases, and Ikea quality particle board table tops…

Guess what the call was about?

If you guessed a request to build new tops for the coffee table and end tables you are right!

Now this really is no big deal. He wants a simple arrangement of ply, and edge banding. More laminating in order here as I like good mass to table tops, so I am thinking a 2 layer lamination of 3/4” Oak cabinet grade ply, edge banded with Red Oak, or if he is willing to spring for it, Bubinga (Seen some for sale recently, would be really pretty and unique!)....

The upshot here for me?

My local building dept requires all electrical permits to be signed off by either a licensed electrician, or a civil engineer… He is a Civil Engineer…

Time to work a labor trade!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 07:42 AM

Barter….......commerce at a more primitive level….............

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 04:29 PM

Yeah, it works for me!

And at least I don’t have to install, modify, instruct users on software…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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