|Project by Mcnervy||posted 05-07-2013 01:13 AM||1829 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Some time ago I added a shop built router table wing in my ts3650
It was made from 1” thick black phenolic, gift from an installer at work
I had a effective bosch fence from my old bosch router table, but it was difficult to add because it required 2 deep grooves that ran thru the phenolic inorder to attach. phenolic is not to fun to machine. I made a clunky wood block attachement to hold my bosch fench but it was so hard to use I stopped using a fence, I found ways to work around or use a handheld.
I am about to start a couple projects so I made the 1.5 hour trip to woodcraft with designs on purchasing a kreg, general or incra router table fence. sadly they all needed me to add the same grooves or trackes in the phenolic.
Looking back thru fine woodworking mags I found a shop made fence that clamped onto the table saw fence.
I used that basic construction and rockler fence clamps to create this Cheap reasonable workhorse. I used all pocket hole construction.
While I attached the bosch fence to the frame I placed it on 2 shims so that assembly rides on the wood frame not the fence.
I sanded and waxed the wood frame so it slides easily.
This is one application where the rigid fence is excelent because it clamps at both front and back.
THe first cut I tried was a 3.5” panel raising bit, in 6 depth passes, worked great
Now on to actual projects.
-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem