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Project by TroutGuy posted 1862 days ago 3725 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...





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Jeff

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#1 posted 1862 days ago

That’s awesome. I just built a RT and don’t have an incra fence, but I would like to get one. I had thought about making something like this to add to the back/side of my table. I’m glad to see that someone else has done this already. I would love to see the sketchup file if you don’t mind. I should be posting pics of my RT in the next day or so.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 1862 days ago

Good idea——-Nice job

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1862 days ago

Great Job trout it should serve you well for a long time to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#4 posted 1862 days ago

Dual purpose!

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1862 days ago

Great idea. I might need to add this to our RT at work. I’d like a copy of the sketchup file too please.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1862 days ago

How are you doing with your incra jig I have difficulty with mine doing through dovetails anyway lovely extension well done my friend.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Hunterastin

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#7 posted 1841 days ago

could you send me the sketchup file? my email is hunterastin@comcast.net

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LASousa

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#8 posted 1708 days ago

Hi, could you send me the plans for the router extension wing. I just bought an incra jig and found your link. thanks a million, Lou.

lasousa@me.com

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1439 days ago

Say, troutguy, that’s a great router table. I have to keep mine under a cabinet. I just don’t have quite enough space for everything. You’ve got a great shop. I’m going to work real hard on my shop this weekend.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ryan C.

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#10 posted 573 days ago

Nice work!

-- Ryan C., Los Angeles, CA

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