|Project by TroutGuy||posted 06-16-2009 06:33 PM||3846 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve been needing a router table for quite a while, so I finally bit the bullet and bought the basic Rockler router table package. It works great right out of the box, but I wanted to be able to use my IncraJig fence with it, as well. Because the plate is centered in the 24” x 32” Rockler table, this wasn’t possible without sacrificing most of the IncraJig’s travel. However, after a bit of pondering and a few hours in SketchUp, I came up with an extension wing that solves the problem.
The wing is made from a 12” x 32” piece of 1 1/4” MDF. It is supported by two pieces of 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” x 1/4” aluminum angle. Total cost ~$20.
The MDF is a little thicker than the table top, so I cut a couple of shallow dados on the bottom to bring the two surfaces flush. I drilled and counterbored holes in the table top and wing for 3/8” bolts and washers to hold it in place. I added a couple of T-tracks in the top for mounting the IncraJig and it was ready to use.
As I was drawing it in SketchUp, I realized that by adding a third dado on the wing, and a couple more holes in the table top, I could also mount it on the left side of the table, for use as an outfeed extension.
If anybody’s interested, I can e-mail the SketchUp file, which includes the table and stand, in addition to the wing in both positions.
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