Alright, so not a whole lot new, but I got real excited, so I thought I’d share. The first two pics are of the router insert. Again, everything recycled, so I wasn’t about to break that and buy a router insert. So, the insert is a 1/2” thick, 9 1/2” x 12 1/2” piece of plexiglass, well, I think it’s plexiglass. I hope it’s strong enough to support the weight of the router over time, so it doesn’t bend and, well, you know, route terrible edges. I might place some stretchers underneath for support, not too sure yet. I got real excited when the insert fit the hole snugly, haha. I will place a shelf beneath the router, and then add cabinets below that, can’t ever have enough storage right?
I pretty much just straight up ripped off Roland Johnson from finewoodworking – well, not ripped off, he includes plans with dimensions and everything for a “stow and go router station.” It’s actually a really clever idea. If you’re interested, http://www.finewoodworking.com/ToolGuide/ToolGuideArticle.aspx?id=28007 – definitely check it out. So, I only had 2 star knobs at the time of these pictures, I am waiting to find two more, not buy, to strengthen the hold on the legs. The last pic is the underside of the outfeed table. It provides support, not that the 7/8” ply really needs it, but who knows, warping over time, and it also provides a tract, so to speak for the legs to fit into. The reason I built them adjustable is that my garage isn’t perfect level – it slopes one way, for obvious reasons, and since my workstation is mobile, it’ll never be in the same place, so might as well always have it level, and strong enough to put the heaviest of projects on.
So, what do you guys think? Plexiglass will be strong enough?? I think I’m going to do shelves and drawers next. I guess I’ll find out when I get started next time, haha.