Shop Updates #3: Router Table #2

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 06-29-2008 06:00 AM 2406 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well i got a good amount done today but not as much as i would have hoped. first i cut the slots for the t-tracks that will secure the fence. i ordered it and i don’t have it yet so i figured that i would cut the slots now so i can attach the router table to the saw and when i get the t-tracks just pop them in.

now that everything having to do with the torsion box is completed (including the router being mounted, sorry no pictures) i will turn my attention to the legs. i just took two pieces of mdf and glued and screwed them at a 90. then i attached them to the torsion box with 6 screws each leg. here is a picture of the torsion box with the legs attached.

i also put some levelers on the legs. since everything is done now its time to attach the router table to the saw. i just drilled the holes for the 3/8” bolts with the next size up drill bit (a 7/16th bit i think) to allow for a little wiggle room. then i just tightened the bolts enough so the table would be held up but no too tight that i couldn’t move it. then with my dads help he put an angle iron half on the table and half over the router table with my dad holding the angle iron to the table. then i held the table up to the angle iron and adjusted the levelers so the router table was even with the saw table. then i tightened the bolts going into the table saw. here is a picture of everything attached.

so thats it for today. tomorrow i will do the fence. figure i might as well do it now so when i get the t-tracks i can pop them in, drill the holes for the t-bolts in the fence and I’ll be done. so until tomorrow!

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#1 posted 06-29-2008 06:08 AM

Denny thank God I helped you with the table or else you wouldn’t have finished. lol

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#2 posted 06-29-2008 06:14 AM

You are a fun one to watch.

Your video should be called ” The Prodigy Woodshop.”

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#3 posted 06-29-2008 06:15 AM

yes pat! thank goodness! i don’t think even my dad could have been as much help as you were helping me put that mdf through the table saw! it takes a real man to do that! lol

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#4 posted 06-29-2008 06:22 AM

I know I know.

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#6 posted 06-29-2008 06:25 AM

Looks like you are on the home stretch. Can’t wait till you get to use it on a project.

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#7 posted 06-29-2008 06:31 AM

Great work, Denis! Looking forward to seeing this table in actions.


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#8 posted 06-29-2008 02:50 PM

Looks good

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 06-29-2008 02:53 PM

Nice work!

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#10 posted 06-29-2008 06:27 PM

Lookin good!

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#11 posted 06-29-2008 07:03 PM

This should serve you well.

If anyone is looking for a router lift and router combination, Rockler has a great deal on their website only. It’s been on there for about a month so I’m guessing it will end soon. Basically if you purchase a JessEm Mast-R-Lift ($289.99) you can purchase a Porter Cable 7518 (motor only) for about half price ($149.99) with it. I ordered mine last week and it is $439.98 combined (with $25.00 rebate figured in). So for about $440 you get a nice set up. I also purchased the rockler router table and fence for another $100 on sale. From what I have researched this lift and router combo is about as good as you can get. Now all I have to do is build a cabinet for it.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#12 posted 06-29-2008 07:31 PM

sounds cool northwoodsman. just wish i had that kind of money to drop on a router. i think that the 2 1/4 hp that i have should do fine for my purposes.

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