|Project by Rookie92||posted 06-18-2009 08:28 PM||2300 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ve been working on framing the garage, so i can insulate it, so I can work out there come winter, but since I have the shop space framed, I figured I’d start setting up my shop. The first thing I did was to make a router extension for my table saw. To understand how I arrived at this design, you must understand that I’m a 16 year old, and that I cant find a job. So everything I do is either mooching scrap off of projects for my parents, or stuff that I can get for free. The base of the table is a few 2” wide 3/4” MDF strips brad nailed together, the pocket-screwed for stength. The top is some peg board I got for free from my shop teacher. I had planned on using a piece of MDF, but i made a mis-measurement on the dado for the outside strip. There was a lip for the old extension wing to sit on, so I had to put a groove in the MDF, or make it 1/4” undersized, and I chose the former. The lip was in the wrong place, so I improvized. Since I haven’t gotten it secured to the table yet, the weight loss is good anyways. That and a lot of the dust just goes right through the holes, which is pretty nice. The insert is just a piece of MDF that I routed out so the plunge base for my router would sit close enough to the top that I could use the base plate screws to attache it with. It has a rabbet running around the ege so it sits flush with the top while resting on the cross supports for the table. While it isn’t perfect, it should do the job till I can afford to get a proper router lifet, and build the proper table to put it in… then again, I’ve never been one for being proper.