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Project by rooster posted 11-05-2007 10:31 PM 3985 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small shop solution for a router table. In the future I will add a miter track on the table and a T-track on the fence. For now I built the push block shown in posted photo.





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SPalm

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#1 posted 11-05-2007 10:39 PM

Looks great to me. I have never used a miter gauge on my router table, just sleds like you have. I also like your fence extention. You could add a little fixture on the center of that to hold a shop vac hose.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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TomFran

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#2 posted 11-05-2007 11:50 PM

Very nice! Way to make maximum use of your small shop.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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jpw1995

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#3 posted 11-05-2007 11:56 PM

How thick is the router table extension? I ask because I have one very similar to yours made from 3/4” plywood, and it has sagged a little over time. I can’t see the bottom of yours so I don’t know if it is thicker or braced up, but if it’s not then you may want to consider adding some support to save you a headache in the future. I wish someone would have told me that a couple of years ago. Hope this helps. It looks grreat by the way, and I love the fence extension.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-06-2007 12:57 AM

I have a miter track on my table and I never use it. I wish I hadn;t bothered. One on the fence would really help with feather boards.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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relic

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#5 posted 11-06-2007 02:46 AM

Ive done the same to my table saw rooster, its great.

-- Andy Stark

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#6 posted 11-06-2007 01:33 PM

Great solution. I’m with Thomas, I have a miter track on my router table and never use it either. I do use the track on my fence though.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rooster

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#7 posted 11-06-2007 04:41 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone!

JP, it is 3/4” plywood, so I think I’ll take your advice and add some supports to prevent sagging.

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BTKS

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 10:14 PM

Excellent,
Been thinking about doing this to my saw. Now I have a much better idea how to make it work well.
Thanks for the insight.

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

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