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Project by Straightpiped posted 1682 days ago 2746 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I installed this onto my table saw last night. 2 pieces of 3/4 Melamine for the thickness. 3/4” Padauk border. Bench Dog plate and Kreg miter track. The legs are adjustable, pine, my garage floor is not even close to flat. Four bolts attach it to the extension and two on each of the fence rails. My garage is a mess, thats what I get for building my own kitchen cabinets. The nice little ding in the top came from my crappy B&D plunge router not retracting completely.

-- T. Nelson





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

Looks like a great addition to your shop well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jim C

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#2 posted 1682 days ago

I think B&D tools have bit everyone at one time or another.
You’re in good company. HA!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1682 days ago

I am waiting for somebody to really tick me off. Then I will give them my B&D router as revenge…

Nice table by the way…

I just got the miter track for mine yesterday. I am asking for a Rockler plate and template for Christmas… I’m easy…

These router extensions are insanely useful. I can’t imagine using a stand alone router table any more.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

This is a nice addition both to your saw and your shop. I am considering adding one of these to my saw as well. The existing extension table really serves very little use. Putting a router in, as you have done, improves the functionality of the saw and saves space which is important to those of us with smaller shops. I also like the way you trimmed it out. Hiding the edges markedly improves the appearnce of the extension table.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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JohninSD

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

Looks great – Did you use a commercial plate?

What size is the plate cutout?

-- John

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Straightpiped

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

It is a bench dog plate, standard size. I wanted the Rockler plate but they are on back order for Frued routers.

-- T. Nelson

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Mike Gager

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

what did you use to glue the melamine pieces to each other?

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Straightpiped

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#8 posted 1682 days ago

There isn’t any glue. I tried titebond but it didn’t work, duh. I countersunk screws the whole perimeter spaced 2” apart. I did use Titebond to glue the Padauk to the Melamine.

-- T. Nelson

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1681 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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lilredweldingrod

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#10 posted 1681 days ago

Go stand in the corner for 10 min., then go to the black board and write 1000 times, I will not buy or use B&D.
All kidding aside, great job. Wish I had enough room for the same set up. Only have to get rid of Momma’s washer and dryer, eh might as well get rid of the water heater too. I’m building my first router table. I just got my PC 7518 VS. Now I’m saving for Woodpeckers PRL. I hope mine looks as good a yours.

Enjoy the fruits of your labors, Rand

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BTKS

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#11 posted 1680 days ago

You guys that actually get shop projects done make me feel ashamed with myself. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time now but just haven’t got it done. This looks like a straight forward approach I think I’ll try. Thanks for the motivation. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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sawblade1

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#12 posted 1397 days ago

Great Idea I am using it for my shop:)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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TDog

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#13 posted 810 days ago

Nice looking table saw, congrats on your on kitchen cabinet work. I love working in my “garage shop” it’s like a complete getaway out there to get a project going on the bench. Nothing like a great clean table saw cut either…Kudos

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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