|Project by Rob McCune||posted 01-13-2008 08:54 AM||3284 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
Okay, these, are some pictures of the new router table. This post is merely going to be an addendum to the part one to show a few extra pictures.
The first picture shows one of two 10 gauge hot rolled steel angles that were made for me for the fence. I had originally planned and ordered a 3” x 5” aluminum L angle from a local aluminum supplier, but the price tag was $43 and they treated me like jerks, so I was just going to order another one from somewhere else before on of the shop supervisors at work said they would make me one out of 10ga. I was apprehensive at first because accuracy was imperitive, but they brought we not one, but two into the office and both were of superb craftsmanship. I offered to give the guys a little something for their work, but they wouldn’t let me. I am definitely at least going to have to get lunch for them or something.
the second picture shows the other angle in use. I routed parallel two slots 18” apart and filled them with Rockler T-track. The fence itself is made from 5/4 maple. It is actually three parts. The bottom two are 4-1/2” tall with a 1/8” rabbet on top to support the bottom of a 36” length of Incra T-track plus (with the little measuring gauge. The bottom two pieces slide in and out to adjust to the router bit being used. The top piece has a 5/8” rabbet on the bottom which is filled by the better part of the Incra track.
The third picture shows the Porter Cable 7518 installed into the Woodpecker 421a router lift. It is a very sturdy mount, though I think I want to bolt it down into the table somehow.
-- Rob McCune