Jet cabinet saw re-hab #20: assembling the extension wing/router table

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 04-04-2013 02:13 AM 2186 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Building the Extension Table..... My Way! Part 20 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 21: Extension table done »

Cleared the bench tonight (no small task) and test fit the router plate into the top… and then mounted the router base to the plate to check for clearance to the intermediate frame members.

Then I laid out the frame for the extension table, and set up for drilling some pocket holes.

I use the Kreg jig so infequently, I think I’ll entertain myself with their “how to” video so it’s all fresh in my head. My wife would just love to watch this one with me ;^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 02:47 AM

Isn’t watchin’ the video the equivalent of readin’ the directions???

Do we need to revoke your membership to “The Men’s Club”??? ;^)

Nice lookin progress. It’ll be nice having the router extension table!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 04:41 AM

what router are you using?
i ask, because i bought a craftsman router that uses that same clamp style lock, and it will walk and change adjustment as you rout things with a heavier profile…....

just keep an eye out and make sure it doesnt change as you rout because it could have ill effects with matching other parts if it does happen…. (trust me…...)

-- David Henley

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#3 posted 04-04-2013 04:43 AM

Just wondering if those frame members are going to get in the way at all when you have to make adjustments or get at the router after its inverted.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 04-04-2013 11:43 AM


Thanks for the suggestion….that was my concern as well… And the reason why I did a “dry” fit with the router base mounted. The router can be rotated 120 deg. either way, so I’ll test out the other positions and see if it has enough room or not….then I can move the supports if needed. I can simply pull the router and plate from the top to do bit changes, and it has “from the bottom” depth adjustment, but I’ll still need to fumble around down there to release the lock.

The router is a Bosch 1617 EVS, that came with an extra base for quick switching into a router table.

Dahenley, thanks for the heads up…I’ll keep an eye on the lock.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 11:45 AM

Randy, I’ve fathered three children (without the benefit of instructions) and am secure in my manhood. :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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