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Project by antmjr posted 1517 days ago 3629 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time ago I modified my METABO table saw to mount my router – have a look here on my Picasa Web Album if you like.
Lately I have built the missing fence, out of Hungarian black locust.
The fence itself is laminated: I made this way to prevent any possible deformation, black locust is extremely nervous and moves a lot.

I secure the fence on the sliding table (A), see first photo. Then I roughly adjust the distance from the fence to the bit by moving the sliding table and I tighten the rear wooden screw to block it in position (B). In the end, fine tuning may be done by turning the brass screw (C ). This tune-up may seem maniacal, but in my experience it’s extremely comfortable: I route a try-piece of wood first and in case I tune up accordingly. Epoxy glue, oil finish, more pics here on my Picasa Web Album.

-- Antonio





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1517 days ago

Not only is it a great design but beautiful to look at.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gjd

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#2 posted 1517 days ago

Antonio:
Thanks for posting. I have a new router extension on my table saw and need to build a fence, so I saved your project as a favorite.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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mafe

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#3 posted 1517 days ago

Wauuuu, thats a elegant fence.
Great design, clever thinking and a good portion of design = your router table fence.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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antmjr

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#4 posted 1517 days ago

Thank you, Jim, Gary, Mario and Mad.
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Mario: frankly I cannot say what is really new, in the era of internet one sees images over images, and the brain ends up confusing memories with fantasies :-). Better not to say anything.
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The brass screw isn’t tight-fitted but doesn’t need any lock (consider that a turn of the brass screw means only 1 mm shifting at the end of the fence, i.e. 1/2 mm in correspondence of the bit. How great should be the force in correspondence of the bit to unscrew the brass screw? the whole fence would get broken long before, we don’t need any engineer to understand it by ourselves :-)).
And yes, that clamp amazed me too, sooner or later I’ll build a press for book-repairing.

-- Antonio

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1516 days ago

Masterful work as always Antonio & very functional and beautiful design!

-- Having fun...Eric

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antmjr

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#6 posted 1516 days ago

Thank you Eric. Have you moved and started building the boat? :-)

-- Antonio

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mafe

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#7 posted 1516 days ago

I laugh – yes I’m now officially MAD!
The world are full of normal and borring people, so I take it as a compliment.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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antmjr

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#8 posted 1516 days ago

yes, now I’ll always remember the correct spelling of your Danish surname

MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS
MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS
MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS
MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS
MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS, MADS

Sorry again, Mads :-)

-- Antonio

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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 1516 days ago

What caught my eyes first was the elegance of your fence/project. Then the size of your router table (it’s huge), then the craftsmanship involved to build such beautiful and useful router table accessory. Hat’s off!

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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stefang

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#10 posted 1513 days ago

Another tool masterpiece Antonio. Not only extremely functional, but beautiful to boot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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antmjr

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#11 posted 1512 days ago

Thank you Serge and Mike

-- Antonio

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kimball

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#12 posted 1442 days ago

ANT, That looks terrific and easy to use. About the black locust, don’t worry about i, just feed it valium and it should be fine.
Kimball

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antmjr

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#13 posted 1442 days ago

you are right! :-)

In Italian we say a wood is “nervoso” when the grain is rough and uneven, and the wood is not stable. I have no idea if you use the same expression, as you see I write in English with the same irresponsibility of a dead drunk truck driver :-) . Well, I don’t kill anyone though.

Thank you again, kimball.

-- Antonio

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bigike

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#14 posted 1116 days ago

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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