Introduction: The Ultimate Miter Saw Station // Router Table
Hey! If you're too lazy to read the whole instructable, check out the video above!!
Step 1: Miter/Router Fence
At this point my Miter station is about 30% finished since I don't have the shelves installed and most importantly the miter fence and Router station! So when building one, I wanted to do something interesting.
Step 2: Making the Fence
To start my build, I got a pine board and used the miter saw to cut it to the length of my table. I then split it in two and attached it at an L shape. The height of the fence is about 11cm.
Step 3: Pivoting Fence
Once the simple fence was screwed together, I used my Miter saw's clamp to clamp the one side of the fence to make it pivot. This way I will be able to use it for the miter saw and the router at the same time!
Step 4: Building the Router Table
I started building the router table by going through a bunch of old stuff in my grandpa's garage, and found this piece of plastic, which looked like it was some type of window at some point in its life. I cleaned it up a bit, drew out the square I needed and cut it up with the jigsaw.
Step 5: Draw
Then I went over to the table and drew out the right dimensions.
Step 6: Route
Using the router, I carved out the indent for the plastic piece to fit flush into.
Step 7: Cut
I then used the jigsaw to cut an opening the size of my router.
Step 8: Drill
The huge advantage to a see-through square piece, is that you can see where to drill your wholes to attach the router!
Step 9: Paint, Glue, Attach
Once I had all my wholes drilled, I decided to paint the plastic piece a bright red so it would be easily noticeable and possibly act as a safety feature. I also through some glue in there just in case the screws ever decide to fail (which shouldn't happen)
Step 10: Attach Router
This step is quite self explanatory. Pick out your bit, insert the router and get to work!
Step 11: Test It Out!
Adjust the fence to the correct size, run your wood through. But make sure you use sharp bits! I'll probably end up adjusting the fence by making a pocket in it so that it can slide over the bit. That way the bit is on the inside and is covered up rather than sticking out. Either way, I'm pretty happy with the build. A lot of work shall be done on this table!