|Project by USCJeff||posted 2336 days ago||2365 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
I was nervous about working the cast iron wing myself, but I had made up my mind to build an extension for the router anyhow. I figured I’d take a shot at grinding the iron since I was replacing it anyhow. I traced a plastic router insert on the table and used the drill press to drill a series of small relief holes around the inside perimter. I then used a jig saw and some light filing to finish the opening. I had to use an angle grinder to grind under the wing so as to allow the router plate to be flush with the bottom. That took forever and the metal shavings rusted in the driveway. Lesson learned there. I cut the wooden zero clearence insert from maple and sanded it flush. Still haven’t raised the bit to make the hole as its late and others are sleeping. I attached my piece of junk laminate router as I found out my Dewalt was too big to not be in the way of the angle adjustment wheel on the saw. I’m without a jointer, so my end goal is to attach a jointing fence to the tablesaw fence t-track and use this router pretty much only for that function.
-- Jeff, South Carolina