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Forum topic by USCJeff posted 12-16-2007 04:36 AM 3322 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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USCJeff

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12-16-2007 04:36 AM

I’m a bit frustrated after wasting a coupole hours attempting to mount a shop made router wing for my tablesaw. Long story short, I used laminated MDF with a hardwood edges. I struggled to get it mounted flush. I ended up compromising the strength of the wing after screwing and rescrewing lag bolts into it. I drilled through the fence rails to attach the bolts.

If anyone cares to share how they’ve done theirs, it would be much appreciated. Pictures would be awesome. Some thoughts I’ve had are using angle iron to frame the wing. I could add a 45 degree support to create a triangle to support the weight. There are also three mounting holes where the factory wing was installed. Perhaps I could incorporate those. Thanks all

-- Jeff, South Carolina


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#1 posted 12-16-2007 07:39 AM

Jeff. Look at my workshop. At the pictures down in the series of posts, I’ve added some additional pictures. You can see the angle braces that I put in to lock the front tube with the wheel carriage. This way the whole thing is able to be moved on the casters. I didn’t want supports on the floor.

Good luck

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 12-16-2007 04:41 PM

I checked your shop pics…can’t tell what you have for a tablesaw. I had an old contractor type Rockwell that I unbolted from it’s base, added a 2’x3’ piece of 3/4” ply for a shelf (with a cutout in the center to allow for dust collection),and bolted the base back to the saw. I then added a 1” high lip edge around this shelf and it served as a catchall for the saw tools, etc. Now I added two support brackets from this shelf to the bottom of the router table. At the saw end of the table I added a hardwood strip to the bottom and passed a couple bolts thru to the saw table. This worked real well until the router table eventually sagged in the middle, from the moisture in the air. FWW mag suggests using two layers of 3/4” MDF for a router table. That might be fine, but experience tells me to laminate a piece of cabinet grade ply to the MDF for a stronger, longer lasting surface. A top surface of Formica type laminate will serve you real well too.

I’m sorry I don’t have any pics of this for you. The nice thing is that the tablesaw fence will act as a router fence as well.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 12-17-2007 05:04 AM

Here's some pictures of how I did mine. Hope that helps.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 12-17-2007 07:02 PM

Dadoo, It’s a Grizzly 1023. Thanks for the tips all. I’ll have to give it another go after the holiday gifts are finished.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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