|Project by kiefer||posted 09-18-2013 10:13 PM||6756 views||20 times favorited||20 comments|
Finally getting around to set up my shop and make it more compact and convenient to work in .
Since most of my projects these day are smaller in size I thought to put my router table top on the table saw as an extension and that was the start of this workstation idea .
Started out with a welded steel frame with casters and an MDF top on that ,put on the table saw and build a cabinet for the router table top to have good storage for all the router accessories and the router fence which goes below the table when not in use .
The router table top is also my sanding and assembly area and works well for that since it is covered in plastic laminate ,keeps me from using the table saw as a flat surface when assembling .
The other addition is a vise I have had for years and finally found a good spot for on the side of the router table and this is a handy distance to my hand tools and sanders etc.
I can do my panel sanding on this flat surface also by putting a brace with two dowel into the dog holes and also use the vise in combination with bench dogs .
Also put new cheeks on my table saw fence and built the router fence both with CORIAN type of material .
No T track on this every thing is dovetail track which locks the fence well in place and is a simple item to make yourself .
Just have to install a power bar and dust collection to the router table .
There will be more to come in a way of accessories I am sure but no rush .