|Project by shipwright||posted 02-05-2012 12:14 AM||15087 views||20 times favorited||30 comments|
This is another little upgrade to my Az shop. The second photo shows what I’ve been using as a router table. It came as a throw in with my ShopSmith 510 when I picked it up a few years ago. The PC router came as well. It is portable, has an adjustable fence and it works as well as is required. However it is a bit of a cumbersome pita to pull in and out of a cupboard (where it takes up a lot of usable space) and set up on saw horses.
At home I have become used to having my router lift on the extension table of my Unisaw. The big advantage is of course saving in space and the ability to use the unifence.
After a bit of thought I came up with this little setup. Its advantages are small size, ability to use the table saw fence, dust collection and a solid base that doesn’t take up extra space like the saw horses did. It is also at a much more comfortable height.
The design allows the table to be hooked on the back table support tube and then pivoted down to a “click” friction fit against the front tube. There is no need for any kind of lock. It fits flush with the table and accepts my DC hose via a clamp on extension to the fence.
I’m very happy with it and I have more space in the cupboard.
Hope someone else can use this idea.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/