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OK, I have finally gotten the pictures taken and downloaded to my computer.

Basically, the design for the router table insert is a piece of 3/4" MDF which is cut in the same shape as the opening on the table saw when fully opened. I have cut support pieces which extend form under the insert into the rails on the saw extension.

For the fence, I have used a shelf which we had laying around. I have come to realize that the fence needs some work, but so far it is serving its purpose.

The pictures below show the router table opened (without the insert) as well as pictures of the insert and the fence.

So far, the router table works well, and is very stable, even with the saw mounted on the gravity lift.

Please let me know what ideas you have for improvements.

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Remove the wooden knobs for easier access to the controls. Add the dust collection accessory for the fixed base to capture dust that otherwise would enter your router motor.

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Remove the wooden knobs for easier access to the controls. Add the dust collection accessory for the fixed base to capture dust that otherwise would enter your router motor.
Mike, Thank you for the suggestions... I will make those changes next time I use it.

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Argh. I just finished mine for the 4100. Nice use of the slots on the extension arms. I like your idea much better than mine. I screwed 1/8" steel to my insert, and it extends beyond the gap so that the insert hangs.
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Argh. I just finished mine for the 4100. Nice use of the slots on the extension arms. I like your idea much better than mine. I screwed 1/8" steel to my insert, and it extends beyond the gap so that the insert hangs.
The hanging design will probably be great for doing more frequent work on the router table, but so far the wooden supports which I have inserted into the rails seems to be sturdy enough for me. My goal was really to make the surface as flat as possible, so I was really trying to keep everything below the table. I am probably limited to the weight that I can put on the insert, but maybe no more than the limit of the gravity lift. The other downside of this is that it clutters the underside, so it makes adjustments more difficult.

Thanks for the compliment.

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wondering how the tires will do with the extra weight. I had considered doing something like what you've done and then use ts surface for an incra ls -25" positioner, but now leaning toward a gadget to do box joints and dove tails with one of my hand held routers.
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My goal was really to make the surface as flat as possible, so I was really trying to keep everything below the table. I am probably limited to the weight that I can put on the insert, but maybe no more than the limit of the gravity lift. The other downside of this is that it clutters the underside, so it makes adjustments more difficult.

Thanks for the compliment.

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I actually dont have anything sticking up above the table. I used thin metal strips screwed to the ends of the insert that run horizontally. There's about a 1/8th" gap between the fence ends and the table itself, so it can pass over the metal without issue. The downside is, it's not the strongest, and can flex if you're not careful. That's why I like the crossbar supports you use. At some point I'm going to go back in and use them like you did. I've got one spot where it's not quite flush, and I want it perfect. I cut a wide dado with it yesterday, and one side was a little deeper than the other.
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Default Hi! First reply for me, and it's about adding a router table to my Bosch 4100.

First off....Glad to be here!!..and thankx for the opportunity to chat, and trade ideas.

I have a Bosh 4100 table saw, and am using the Bosch TS3000 Gravity Rise stand. I just now completed making a 24" square router table for it, and thought I might offer it up for critical review. So far, it works just fine, and quite stable...and it does not interfere with the operation of the saw [assuming that you don't extend the right half of the saw table beyond the "closed" position].

Pictures are worth allot of words, so the big question for the day is....being new, can I upload jpegs, or do I have to wait until my 10 comments have been filled??

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First off....Glad to be here!!..and thankx for the opportunity to chat, and trade ideas.

I have a Bosh 4100 table saw, and am using the Bosch TS3000 Gravity Rise stand. I just now completed making a 24" square router table for it, and thought I might offer it up for critical review. So far, it works just fine, and quite stable...and it does not interfere with the operation of the saw [assuming that you don't extend the right half of the saw table beyond the "closed" position].

Pictures are worth allot of words, so the big question for the day is....being new, can I upload jpegs, or do I have to wait until my 10 comments have been filled??

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Looking forward to your pictures.

As far as posting pictures, you need to have 10 posts. You can get them pretty quickly by introducing yourself in the appropriate forum and saying hello to other new users... Or if you happen to have questions, ask them as well.

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Thankx, Bryan! I'll do that shortly..

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