|Project by ilyac||posted 07-26-2015 10:06 PM||8231 views||16 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a router table extension wing for my Delta 36-725 Tables saw, which having used it for several months, I can safely say I am extremely happy with. The extension is made of 3/4” MDF with a 2.5” pine skirt around it (all from Home Depot). It’s all assembled with pocket screws and glue, because it was quick an easy.
I had a choice of putting it on either the right of left side, and I chose the right side because I wanted a little extra usable surface area in my shop, and I hate plopping down things on the cast iron. replacing the left side would have not given me any extra area, and for many thinner cuts I would not even have to drop the router because it is not until about an 18” cut that the fence would even go near the bit area.
I also put a small bit of extra support pine under the top aside from the skirt, so help reduce the chance of sag over time since the top is pretty big.
I cut the opening to the Kreg plate by building a small frame right around the actual plate, and then stuffing bondo body filler into the corners to match the 3/4” radius semi-circle. I wish I could take credit for that very clever trick, but I found it on Rockler (Link). I also used the Kreg plate levelers, though in retrospect I could have easily done without them and gotten a very nice level surface.
leveling it with the rest of the table saw was a pain, but it’s in there pretty good and do not suspect it will move much. It’s not as dead flat as I would have originally liked, but it’s damn close enough. maybe one day I’ll spend the $25 and re-do it a little cleaner.
This was a pretty simple project that ended up dragging on for a lot longer than I originally intended, mostly just due to my own lack of focus to spend a single full day cutting the pieces and putting them together. Instead I chose to split it over several 2 hours days for some inexplicable reason.