|Forum topic by Mainiac Matt||posted 03-28-2013 07:58 PM||1461 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
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.
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