|Project by JR_Dog||posted 03-17-2012 03:05 AM||12688 views||10 times favorited||16 comments|
So this is the outcome of me being told I need to chill on the woodworking related purchases for a little while. My wonderful better half inadvertently challenged me to put something together for much less then if I had to buy it. Albeit it’s not anywhere near as nice as the router tables I had my eye on I have to say I’m actually glad I didn’t just run out and buy it but instead took the time to understand the reasons why the features are so nice on the pre-fab’d ones. I will end up purchasing one down the road but for the time being I’ll keep adding, tweaking and modifying this one. I think I’ll keep my fixed DeWalt base forever in this one as I have a plunge base also I can easily swap the motor back and forth to and from. This little bugger has a built in dust port that fits my craftsman shop vac and dust right vortex, it has a sliding/adjustable fence and has an inward facing base to clamp it down when I use it. It’s a little rough in some areas but it’s very close to true without challenging the accuracy of a machined part but when I put the 3’ square up to it there’s no play on either end which is more than I can say then some of the newer power tools I’ve been purchasing; I digress. So I want to add a bit guard, a mitre channel on the bed and fence, some finger boards, and possibly two in and out feed flip up table extensions but for the now it does a nice job and is much easier than it used to be to route true edges.