I had a bit of time at the end of this week to finish up most of the router table extension I’m building for my Ridgid TS3650. I got the lip routed out for the lift to sit on, though that ended up being relatively annoying to get precise. I used the edge guide on my plunge router, but I tend to have a hard time holding the thing completely steady and flat when I use the edge guide. There are a few spots where I went past the line because I tipped the router by accident. I’m honestly not sure if or when I will attempt to correct those spots, but the thing fits right now and is functional.
As I mentioned before, the router is a beefy Freud FT3000. You can see the broken handle that the former owner electrical-taped in place. I plan on eventually adding a switch to the table, probably in the form of one of the overpriced $25 switches that Rockler or Woodcraft sell. Alternatively, I might make my own switch out of a standard electrical box and light switch.
I also need to make a drop-on fence that’ll fit to my table saw’s fence. I will include some kind of dust port there, and I also plan on boxing the router itself in underneath the table and adding another dust port there. I’ll probably do a 4” port below the table and a 2 1/2” port above. I absolutely hate how much dust and chips routing makes, so the more I can cut that down the better.
Other than those few remaining things, this project is done. I’m happy with the table. It is rock solid yet doesn’t add a ton of weight to the saw. I haven’t yet decided whether I’ll add a leg below the table to support it a bit better. It doesn’t feel unstable as it is, but I could see how a leg might benefit the stability of the saw.