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Thanks stick. I was thinking of adding a connection of thin stranded cable to the hinge to avoid overextending it. Not sure it needs to lock because that will be done on the edge of the table where it is connected. The connection of the outfeet table isn't finalized yet. Pin might work, but a machine screw would be more secure.
I attached 1x1 aluminum tubing to the far side of the router table. That makes a lip for this extension to set on and make it flush with the router table. I need either a pin or maybe a screw tapped into that 1x1 aluminum to secure it. Whatever I decide, it needs to be easily or quickly removed.
 

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Your "whole hog" looks good.
I used the ''whole hog'' on my in and out feed tables... (TS and RT)...
strong and rock solid...
 

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I ended up just adding a turnbuckle for now because I needed to use it today to make some reducer moldings. The turnbuckle pulls the outfeed table against the router table. Working on the lawn, the hinged leg can't slip.
This is my first real use of the table and it's accuracy for making a two stepped rabbet makes me happy. The first rabit is about 70 thousandths by 3/16" and the deeper second one is 3/16 by 1/8".
This reducer molding overlaps some vinyl flooring I installed. The vinyl is 75 thousandths thick. The 70 thousandths rabbit allows for some urethane construction adhesive or some other firm setting glue. The first step overlaps the vinyl edge and the second step will support the molding so that the narrow overlap can't break off. This is a very low profile trim, unlike factory wood trims that are usually at least 1/4" taller than the flooring..... a tripping hazard.
The trim transitions vinyl flooring to newly refinished oak flooring. Metal would have looked tacky.... I wanted sexy 🤗
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Wood Metal
 

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I have been using a folding multi-purpose table for my router table for years. I ran across a set of plans in 2013 for a nice router table with storage, and was waiting for the time to make it. Well now that I am retired, I thought this is the perfect time. Then I got to pricing the materials to build it, and with the times as they are, the materials alone was going to cost $800, and that didn't include a new router. So I gave it some thought and came up with this. Craftsman tool box on rollers, Bosch router table, and a Metabo (Hitachi) router. All in was $465. All I like at this point is finishing the dust collection hook up. I think it will work fine for my needs. And it has plenty of storage. I did attach a good power strip to the back of the cabinet, so I wouldn't have to continuously fish the vacuum plug in and out of the cabinet.
 

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I have been using a folding multi-purpose table for my router table for years. I ran across a set of plans in 2013 for a nice router table with storage, and was waiting for the time to make it. Well now that I am retired, I thought this is the perfect time. Then I got to pricing the materials to build it, and with the times as they are, the materials alone was going to cost $800, and that didn't include a new router. So I gave it some thought and came up with this. Craftsman tool box on rollers, Bosch router table, and a Metabo (Hitachi) router. All in was $465. All I like at this point is finishing the dust collection hook up. I think it will work fine for my needs. And it has plenty of storage. I did attach a good power strip to the back of the cabinet, so I wouldn't have to continuously fish the vacuum plug in and out of the cabinet.
If I can ask, which Bosch Router cabinet is that? 1181/1141? Looks like the 1181?

I've been contemplating the same (cost to build) but have read mixed reviews about the Bosch tables.

Nice job putting those 2 things together.
 

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I know they had some warped table problems a few years ago Jessie because we saw guys on here complaining about them. Whether they fixed that since I don't know.
 
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If I can ask, which Bosch Router cabinet is that? 1181/1141? Looks like the 1181?

I've been contemplating the same (cost to build) but have read mixed reviews about the Bosch tables.

Nice job putting those 2 things together.
It's the Bosch RA1171. I picked it up at Lowe's for $199. Not sure why they had the router priced so low at $89, other than maybe it was listed wrong. The day it shipped, the price went to $179
 

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Finally finished my saw horse router table replacement. Took a chance on the butcher block top (material cost probably a wash, and no glue-up needed ... not regretting it yet (Maybe should have went with a darker stain on the top to hide any scuff marks). I installed plate levelers in case I need them in the future, but for now everything is nice and flush so I have them backed off. Have enough storage in one place now I don't have to go to 3 different locations in the shop for router stuff. I'm still retooling the fence but will be reusing most of it. (old length:48, new table 50x24). The bit storage trays are side by side and come out from either side. Firs time for making and installing drawers.- the came out ok, but I did learn alot. Had enough material left over, I built a storage cabinet for the saw.
 

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