router table configuration
I picked up a 27"x16" cast iron top some time ago with the intention of mounting it on the end of my old cabinet saw. I knew a few modifications would be needed at the time of purchase since the hole patterns don't match up and my saw is 28" deep (1" spacer block would be needed to close the gap). My saw also has the shorter 30' round rails so I'd have to remove the existing cast iron wing on the right to stay inside the rail length.
Now that I'm ready to get started, all these modifications lead me to believe it would make more sense to just incorporate the top into an out feed table for the saw, which is on the build list regardless. How feasible would it be to get the tops flush so I have a larger working area for the router table? The frame would be on casters and I'd have a few layers of MDF, or maybe some MDF with a melamine board on top for some slickness.
Any thoughts on positioning? Just looking at the top, I'd definitely like some more room on the front side (or 'south' of the router plate) but more space all around would be welcome. I haven't settled on the exact size of my outfeed table yet but assume the router table can be configured in any direction.
Last edited by Pcurry; 08-09-2020 at 01:52 PM.