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Forum topic by MarktheWoodButcher posted 10-01-2009 04:52 AM 1386 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarktheWoodButcher

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10-01-2009 04:52 AM

I am adding a router to the extension on my PM 66. What sort of miter gauge slot and fence arrangement would you folks suggest that might allow the Beismeyer (sp?) fence to assist ? I should add that if I buy one of those expensive bells and whistles Incra systems I’ll be paying a lot more for a divorce lawyer in short order. Any pics you folks might have would be very helpful.

Thanks, mark

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 02:07 PM

Do you have photos of what arrangement you finally settled on?

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 05:54 PM

I’ve never used a miter gauge slot with a router table. If you really need one, use the Beismeyer as a guide to route the slot parallel to the fence.

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 08:53 PM

I also never use a miter guide on my router. I put one router into the extension of my table saw and it works well there. I use the table saw fence with a 4”x4” bolted to is to serve as a router fence for it.

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 01:34 AM

Hey Mark. Take a look at my projects will see where i hava a PM2000 with the router table and extension. I was worried about not having the miter slot too and even wrote the same question as a post like you did. In my projects i didnt make a sled, but did make a coping sled, which could serve the same purpose. It is cross-shaped and you clamp your work to it. Keep a little wax on the surfaces and it does exceptionally well. The store bought, expensive stuff is nice, but i would be behind you in the divorce court! Check out my beautiful wife in my posts too!
If you want me to send pictures, or even a video, send me a message with your email and i will be glad to help a fellow jock
todd

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 02:28 PM

Hey everybody! No pics, Mark. I did like Jim, but with some clamps instead of bolts. When I have to rout the end of a stick I clamp it to one of several right angle,wood sled like thingies I made. It depends on the thickness of the stock. I guess it’s sort of like Todd’s coping sleds, but less elegant. Wow,Todd? Check out your wife??? If buying the PM 2000 didn’t get you into divorce court, suggesting that strange (yes I am outside the norm) wood butchers check out your wife could get you a letter from Dewy, Cheatum & Howe Esq.

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