For clarification, the table with the blue cabinet has the cast iron top and the table with the green cabinet is an older commercial MDF and formica top.
I really like the height of it.Here's my first table:
Put together at a cost of less than 50€, the top is back to back 19mm MDF (2,50€ from the scrap bin, a similar piece of BB Multiplex ply is 29€) edged with Beech skirting board and the cabinet is elcheapo laminated chip board.
The Insert plate is right in the centre because that's where I wanted it and the fence is where I want it.
The insert plate is from two pieces of 3mm aluminium plate laser cut with spare inserts - cost 9€.
I really like all the custom work. Looks like you built every inch of her.Hi,
That is my table with dust and micro-collection ajustement of fence left and right
No, It Is not for dust collection, it is for the purpose of cooling the motor. The motor fan pull the air from the bottom to the top; it is why a dust collection at the bottom is not a good idea. The dust collection of my table is made by the top, only a little at the left of the bit (when dado making)I really like all the custom work. Looks like you built every inch of her.
Do all the holes help with dust collection?
Thanks, it's actually some scrap I found for free. Good price.Love the funky laminate choice, Dennis.
Good to hear from you anytime Harry. Sorry to hear about your sons condition but glad you are coming backHello all,
I can't believe this thread is still going. At least some good has come of it! Glad everyone is enjoying it. Unfortunately my son has had to close his shop and is about 95% disabled. Shame for someone so young (47) who loved woodworking so much! All part of the greater plan I supposed.
I’m slowly recovering from my surgery; hope to get back into my shop in a few months. Family and doctors think I should sell it off, but not yet. Time will tell. Didn’t mean to dump on you guys, just want to explain why I hadn’t been around. Good luck and thanks for keeping this thread alive.
Welcome and thanks for the input.nice job on the use of space and set up. I have a similar set up on my Delta Contractor's saw. Main variations are dust collection below the TS trunion, cabinet undere the main side table with a set of drawers for TS stuff (tape measure caliper etc) dust collection under the router with a fence pick up connection, three drawer unit facing the end of the table where the router is mounted, for router stuff, bits, wrenches etc. Mine also has a out table extention to protect the motor when I "park it againist the wall and a flip up out feed table/work table. I am also in the process of adding a side table to the left of the top, fold down to give me a bit more stability when ripping 4x8 sheets by myself.
When I designed mine, I have a few restrictions.
1. the footprint of the table from the factory (Delta contracotors saw with 32" unifence) could not grow.
2. It has to include a reasonable dust collection system since my "shop" is an attahced garage.
3. it had to have drawers for all that stuff you want at hand, but always vibrates off a shelf during a routing or table saw operation
4. it has to double as a work bench, space being an issue.
5. I had to be able to rip 4x8 plywood by myself.
My first go round of this setup was sloppy, poorly thought out and quickly put together, how bad could it have been? Wish I has listened to a friend who told me to look at other set ups, take ideas and suggestions and make my own design. But it took 2 years before I had turned enough perfectly good wood into saw dust, that I stop building anything until my saw, router table was complete.
I would be happy to post pics, but am a newbie, so have to post 10 times before I can. I will be back to you.
Thanks for posting pics of your setup.
Hi Mike - Glad to see you being active in the forum. :yes4: If it makes you feel any better, Your not alone trying to reinvent the wheel:wacko:I would be happy to post pics, but am a newbie, so have to post 10 times before I can. I will be back to you.
Thanks for posting pics of your setup.
WOW!!!I finally broke out the camera and took a few of my ts/router table combo.
I rebuilt the homemade fence (stained it for practice and fun), added the new router table to the side table, added the dust bucket, causing me to have alter the cabinet my set up rides around on, a whole nother story.
While I was into rebuilding I remade the extention out feed and folding out since the former version was done in a day, made from an old desk top (Ikea quality) and showed it was poorly planned and excuted.
I like that setup too. Love "scratch n dent".galerdude said:Here's what I got so far. RTD 'scratch n dent" TS extension on a Ridgid 3650. Waiting on a Bosch 1617 evspk to arrive and mount that to the table.