Today I started working on a router table idea that I came up with. I currently have a router table (more like a cabinet really) but it takes up to much room in my shop. If you’ve read my profile you know that I only have 99 sq. ft. of main shop space, so maximizing space is a constant challenge. I’ve decided to move the left-hand table saw extension of my table saw to the right side and replace it with some material that could be used for a router table. The material I selected was part of a commercially made cabinet from a doctors office or something. I should have known better. The material was commercial grade particle baord about 5/4 thick. I thought that if I used some threaded inserts that I could bolt it to my table saw. BIG mistake! As you have probably guessed the threaded insert did not hold. In the process I scrapped two inserts. To me that translates into $3.20 right in the trash. Needless to say I have to return to my mental drawing board and find a different way to accomplish the task. I realize that there are anumber of ways to solve the problem, but finding the right one for my application is becoming frustrating. Any and all hepl would be greatly appreciated.
-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"