Phase 1 complete

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Project by nobuckle posted 11-21-2010 01:20 AM 3273 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Phase 1 is complete. A good friend of mine helped out quite a bit with project. He supllied me with the table top materials as well as some the hardware needed to mount it to the TS. You can see that I decided to make the router insert plate out of plexiglas, 3/8” thick. The underneath photo shows how the adjustment blocks are mounted. One thing I had to do was to make a recess in the underside of the outfeed section. I had to do this in order to obtain a full 45 degree tilt. This was just the first part of an ongoing project. Next is to design an build a cabinet to go under the router table extension. Thanks for checking it out. Take care.

Doug, Ohio

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 02:12 AM

Excellent! May I ask: How exactly is the router attached to the plexiglass? Is there more going on under the table? And, where/what did you use for the router miter guide? Thanks!


-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA,

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 03:28 AM

I like how you extended the new tabletop around back of the tablesaw over the motor. Makes for a nice wide router table as well as a more useful saw table. Well done!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 03:53 AM

nobuckle, really nice job. I like everything about it.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 04:40 AM

What they said and you’ll love the way the unifence works with it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 04:40 AM

my TS could be your twin… it a different model….but same idea.

Great job…will be interested in seeing your cabinet under the router….

Do you have any issues with the motor/extension top when you want to tilt the blade???

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 07:28 AM

i like it .. added to favorites to use when i redo my router table wing.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#7 posted 11-21-2010 07:47 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. One thing that was brought to my attention was the possibility of the outfeed portion hindering the ability to obtain a full 45 degree tilt. So, what I have to do is remove some material from the underside of the outfeed section. It won’t have to be much but none the less it has to be done. Another valuable lesson learned.

Doug, Ohio

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#8 posted 11-21-2010 07:57 AM

Hey Doug,
Nice tidy project…well done.

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#9 posted 11-21-2010 10:24 AM

Really like Your saw/router upgrade You have started, looking forward to the follow up. Are You planing to make a router fence that adapts to the saw’s fence as well ? Anyway, nice job on a popular upgrade !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 11-21-2010 02:35 PM

Good job. Did you move the fence rail to the left to accomplish this? It looks like there is not enough rail on the working side of the blade?

-- Mike in Waubaushene, ON

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#11 posted 11-21-2010 03:51 PM

Nice job, have had this in mind to do for my new saw since purchased in February, just have not had the time, they area definite space saver

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 11-21-2010 05:00 PM

Great work very clean. Looks great and should be a great asset to your shop. I’ll be posting a cabinet I’m building for under my Table saw that I have put a router table on soon. Look fwd to seeing more

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 11-27-2010 05:25 PM

Neat idea.

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#14 posted 11-28-2010 04:15 PM

Doug, If you have a link V- belt, try lengthening it a few links. You might not need to remove as much material from the bottom of your out feed table. At 45° (left tilt) I now have at least 1 1/2” clearance from top of table on my Delta contractor saw and it clears my Incra fence rail. It’s surprising how much difference adding a few links makes. -Jack

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#15 posted 04-22-2012 12:02 AM

Nice job, really like the clear plate and the attached out feed.

-- Matt

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