|Project by cgrooms||posted 04-01-2014 10:16 PM||5056 views||21 times favorited||10 comments|
Here is my side wing router table I made to fit in the right side of my Ridgid R4512 table saw. I made it to save some room in my garage so I can get rid of my dedicated floor standing Crafstman router table.
I made it out of two layers of MDF and wrapped it in maple to help prevent sagging and to give something solid to attach it to the table saw with. The second picture is of me using about every clamp I have to close the gaps when I glued the two pieces of MDF together. I then put a piece of white plastic laminate I got from the scrap bin at work for the top and the face of the fence. The best thing about this project is other than the hardware (router plate, t track, and bolts and knobs) I built it all from scraps that were gonna be thrown away at my work.
I drilled out some material with a forstner bit in the bottom of the router table so I could attach the table to the existing bolt holes in the table saw. I added two pieces of oak that I jointed one edge and screwed them to the bottom of the table to help stiffen it all up and prevent sagging over time.
I used a Kreg router plate and t track. The last picture is of a simple jig I made to help get semi-clean cuts in the t track. That and a new hacksaw blade helped.