|Project by ediazf||posted 11-13-2013 01:24 AM||2780 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
Well… just got tired of having to cut just a 32 cms (12 1/2 inch) rip, not to even think of cutting more than that, and just get stopped by the silly size of my table saw bed.
The whole thing is just made out of some good quality plywood, couple of nice hard oak planks under the plywood to keep it flat. I am thinking of building some kind of pivoting legs in the future if the thing starts to bow..
The router table part of the table is positioned just besides the aluminum table, so it shouldn’t put a lot of stress on the plywood.
The table itself was attached using some selftapping metal screws (countesunk) just to hold it while making sure the table front was perpendicular to the saw blade. Once tha was all secured in place, I attached permanently the top with 4 big bolts and nuts.
It has worked like a dream compeared to what it was before. The zero clearene insert is as good as an improvement as the table size itself. Not only the rip capacity is nice, but the front and back added space is also a nice unintended consecuence.
As you can see, I didn’t bother making a complex fixture for a table fence.. just the big framing square (one of my best firneds in the shop) and my trusty little straigt edge clamp. I will be making some kind of fence to attach to it so it is at least a couple of inches tall.
I have been following this site for well over 2 years and I think I might just start to post some of my project from now on.
FYI, I am from Chile, south america, so if my english is too bad, please be gentle :)