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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 06-20-2014 03:15 PM 1465 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I set out to build the usual flip top table. But, the problem that I have with traditional flip tops is, you still have a tool setting on the top that may not get used as frequent. In my case super heavy planer and a miter saw. I don’t think I even use the miter saw once a year.

And besides, If you’re like most of us with a garage shop and very little work space then you can’t afford to waste any space so why not get few extra uses out of it.

Since I’m always re-purposing my workbenches and router tables into the next generation of shop tools, I came up with this Nona function space saver.

A dual flip tops, a workbench, an outfeed table for my table saw, and a main full size router table on side which doubles as workbench extension. A Poor man’s band saw station with upside down jigsaw as a substitute or second small router table. A bonus low profile Storage drawer for few extra accessories that otherwise end up all over the place and it has reasonable storage space 28×24 x 3.5 and it’s mobile.

In addition to these, I’m thinking of adding a removable horizontal router for mortising or edge trimming purposes and a removable home made moxon style vise.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





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SawDustNeophyte

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 03:33 PM

Great idea!nice work!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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ChrisK

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 03:34 PM

Pretty slick. Nice work.

-- Chris K

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 05:15 PM

wonderful and workable ideas. I particularly like the fix only one heavy machine on one side, so the table is free for other tasks. Thanks for sharing, your project.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 01:01 PM

Innovative design and taking it to the next level project. Really like your idea for extra work space when not using a tool. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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August McCormick Lehman III

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 01:28 AM

Very nice
That’s what I call thinking from the in LOL
Hey bud I can make your moxon handle?
I have a tap for the acme same tread pattern like BC
??
I have the info for the handle and acme rod very cheap,

Nice work bud like always

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 06:21 AM

Great idea… Thanks!

-- The Olde Bloke from Down Under

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