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Since I have a small shop, I had to optimize my space and take advantage of the Biesemeyer fence’s accuracy and make it do double duty. My girlfriend’s dad helped me route out the plate recess in his big shop. It was quite the bonding experience. We made a template so that I can make multiples in the future for the same plate.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails





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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 2162 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2162 days ago

Nice job. I made one close to that for my contractor’s saw when I was in my garage.
I started with the same insert also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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woodyone

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#3 posted 2161 days ago

very nice

Woody

-- Woody, UK

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SPalm

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#4 posted 2161 days ago

Very nice. I have always had my router on a table saw wing. I think it is a great use of space.

Good job also,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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gjd

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#5 posted 2161 days ago

Did you work from a plan or did you design this yourself. If you did this from a plan, where did you get it? this is a project that I like to do.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Douglas Krueger

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#6 posted 2161 days ago

There is more to bonding than just the wood. Nice job Woody, let’s hope the girlfriend outlasts the router table.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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CaptainSkully

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#7 posted 2161 days ago

I based it loosely off of the small table that came with the saw. I extended it beyond the tubular rails that register the fence by an amount I felt safe, roughly 2/3 bolted to the rails, 1/3 cantilevered. I oversized the poplar to give it more vertical rigidity, and of course, it had to completely encompass the router table plate. Finding formica sheets was expensive, so I found some particle board shelving that already had a laminated top at HD/L’s. This simplified matters, but chipout was a problem on the laminate. Make sure to mask everything and feed slowly.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Bigbuck

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#8 posted 2161 days ago

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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BillF

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#9 posted 2161 days ago

I have been meaning to do this for some time now. Nice work.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1260 days ago

Very nice.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Gary777

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#11 posted 979 days ago

Very nice, you have just inspired the solution for how I intend to mount my router plate in my TS, Thank you!

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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