LumberJocks

ext. wing w/ router table design???

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 03-28-2013 07:58 PM 892 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

3998 posts in 985 days


03-28-2013 07:58 PM

I’m at the point in my TS rehab project that I need to make a new ext. wing….

All that’s really salvageable from the existing one is the the legs and leveling feet. I have a Rockler router plate and intend to make the ext. wing double as a router table.

One think I don’t like about most of these I see is that they have the table oriented so that the working width is only 27”. So I’m thinking about rotating that 90 deg.

Why? The Biesemeyer fence can be slid down to the other end, or easily removed and this leave me with a very wide table. That is still deeper than most router tables.

I’m planning on making the top out of a hunk of 3/4 melamine that I have left over from my work bench build, and the frame from maple ripped to 2-1/4”.

I laid out slots to match my existing Rockler router table top fence and I have a leg of ‘U’ channel for use with sliding jigs, etc…

My only concern is that when using the TS wing to support sheet stock, the panels might get hung up on the ‘U’ channel as I feed them into the saw. But with the ‘U’ channel placed more forward, I’m hoping that the stock would cover the track b4 I start sliding/feeding it into the saw…

I’m seeking comments and suggestions on the design.

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


7 replies so far

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1084 posts in 789 days


#1 posted 03-29-2013 03:38 AM

Keep us up on this effort as I’m interested in add a router table to my saw. as well as an outfeed extension.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

2131 posts in 2401 days


#2 posted 03-29-2013 01:34 PM

This wouldn’t work for me, since I use a 30” fence on my miter gauge, and it would fall into the miter slot you have. I’m left handed, so I use my gauge to the right of the blade. I’ve never noticed how right handed folks cross cut on the table saw, so maybe it wouldn’t be a problem, if you’re cutting to the other side.

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

3998 posts in 985 days


#3 posted 03-29-2013 02:14 PM

This wouldn’t work for me, since I use a 30” fence on my miter gauge, and it would fall into the miter slot you have. I’m left handed, so I use my gauge to the right of the blade

thanks Tim…. that’s exactly the type of feedback I’m looking for.

I’m wondering if most ext. wing router tables are set up so you use the table with your belly at the end, because they want to be able to use the TS fence with the router table???

I already have a good fence set up, so that’s not important to me.

Another reason might be because they want the ‘T’ or ‘U’ track to run parallel to the blade, so stock won’t get caught up in it. This one concerns me a little.

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

View Bieser's profile

Bieser

175 posts in 691 days


#4 posted 03-29-2013 02:56 PM

I like your thinking, I too want to put a router in a wing of my saw, I have a shaper but it would be nice to be able to have both. Your design wouldn’t work for my either as my table saw it up against a wall. Your concern about stock hitting the U or T track is a valid one I think especially with thinner stock. I think some wood cut the same thinkness with maybe some little magnets that would fit in those slots and fill the voids would work good and be easy to set up though.

View StumpyNubs's profile

StumpyNubs

6192 posts in 1457 days


#5 posted 03-29-2013 06:26 PM

It’s tough to imagine without seeing how it attaches to the saw.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

3998 posts in 985 days


#6 posted 03-29-2013 06:45 PM

Sorry…. dumb of me to assume that everyone has been following my saw rehab blog….

here’s the big flick

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

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

2131 posts in 2401 days


#7 posted 03-29-2013 08:10 PM

Matt, I didn’t think to mention, when you’re using the slot for holding pieces for routing, normally you’re routing the end of a board. I don’t think the added slot length would do much for you. You may just want to build a conventional router wing and make some removable in feed and out feed tables, to support long pieces. I use mostly bearing guided bits with my router, so I just run the long pieces along the length of the table, if I need extra support.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase