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Project by Trey posted 221 days ago 1359 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Guys,

I wanted to share my table with you. The frame was made from scraps I had laying around. The top is 5/8 MDF. On the right side, I also mounted my router, which might be hard to see in the picture. Scroll saw is easy to remove if it gets in the way.

I think I will call it finished. I need to add a fence system, but I can do that later.

Anyone have any ideas on things I should have done, or may have done wrong?





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redryder

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#1 posted 221 days ago

Ya, you should have taken more pictures. Show me that router and your outfeed system. Looks portable. How you going to use that table saw without a fence??
Looks like a handy table.
Thanks for not posting the one photo sideways…..................

-- mike...............

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 221 days ago

I’m ordering a new contractor’s saw today & want to make something like this. My only change would be some shelves or drawers underneath..I always need places to put stuff out of the way.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 220 days ago

Super nice design and build, makes one great work station. As for additions, these will come to you as you use this. One addition that occurs to me is some easy way to clamp straight boards to the table for use as fences.
Great work on this, enjoy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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jroot

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#4 posted 220 days ago

Yes, please, more photos. I am sure you can edit the original posting. I too am curious about how you put in the router. I like the wheels on it. I frequently need to move my saw to get to things behind it. Small spaces make big problems. Yours may be a solution.

-- jroot

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Chris Moellering

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#5 posted 220 days ago

I agree, fence(s) are an obvious question.

It looks like you used locking casters. Even with that, are then stable enough when pushing stock through?

Router table looks nice, how easy is it to access? Did you make some sort of auxiliary power switch for it?

Looks nice. I daydream of having enough space to do something like that for my saw someday instead of needing to fold it up after using it.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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Trey

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#6 posted 220 days ago

Ok, looks like I need to get more pictures, so I will have to do that.

The underside of the table is basically a torsion box, without as many runners. It is very rigid. If I roll it across uneven surfaces, wheels come off the ground, so I guess that’s good. It also rolls very nicely. The casters are rubber, and I’ve had no issues with the table moving when the brakes are on.

My router is a harbor freight one. I router an area just deep enough to mount the plastic face flush. The face sits in the opening, and router is below. Then I simply bolted it to the table. It will not be as easy to remove, but it is only three screws. With the structure underneath, it seems rigid enough for now. For bit changes, I simply unclamp the adjusting clamp on the router, and pull it out. This is easy for me, I have long arms.

For a fence, I’m simply clamping lengths of wood to the table top. This isn’t ideal. It takes a lot of time to set up properly so that I don’t get the material bound up and hurt myself. I would like to add aluminum extrusions for a fence. I hope to go the full length of the table, so I can use the fence on the saw and the router. I rarely use both at the same time.

I was going to put drawers underneath, but I figured they would just fill up with saw dust, as I don’t have a dust collection system.

I’m fairly new to woodworking, and I’m happy with how this turned out. We have nice weather here daily, so its great to roll this outside and work, instead of being in the garage. Thank you guys for the questions, I hope this clears things up. If you have anymore, feel free to ask, or feel free to give more criticism. I will try to get some more pictures, but it won’t be for a few days. I have a project on the table right now.

Thanks!

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becikeja

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#7 posted 219 days ago

this is great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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hoosier0311

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#8 posted 219 days ago

I was thinking that you could have mounted the saw at the end and turned 90 degrees, that would have given you the same table space and also a nice long outfeed table, along with the ability to use the exsisting fence? Just my thoughts,,,, it is still an excellent idea and a great build.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Trey

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#9 posted 219 days ago

I considered mounting it at a 90, but for some reason, I did not. I have a son that is a really good outfeed table. I do plan on building on in the future. Actually, I’m considering a assembly/work table that would be the same height. But I’m going to wait to see if this one lives through the moving company.

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