Return to the Router Table

I’m sitting here at 3 in the morning (the only time of the day I have time to think for myself!) contemplating the practicalities of shed layout.  I keep asking myself why does this question keep cropping up (especially when I could be doing something more productive like a project (or at 3am like sleeping!)), but I guess it is dwelling on my mind because it still isn’t right.

The space, or lack thereof, is killing me out there, but it is what it is so I have to try to work my way around it.

My current issue is still the router table.  Despite using the top of the Torque Workcentre as a compromised stand, I keep finding it too much of a compromise – I want the router table to be have an identity of its own, not to have to co-habit with another machine.

For a long time I have thought this stand, from Professional Woodworkers Supplies was the answer, and I still do.

It looks good, looks easy to assemble – I could have a free-standing router table in no time.  So that is a done deal.  That isn’t the real problem.  The problem is where to put it!

I don’t have an answer to that…..yet, but already the gears are grinding once again as I contemplate the tool moves required to make it happen.  More tweaks than anything, but a plan is growing.  I’ll definitely be including that wheel kit – all the tools in my workshop need some capacity to move.  As much as I try to keep them static, they occasionally have to be shifted to make room (more often than not, for another one of those tool moves I keep seeming to do!)

What has sparked this all off is once again the damned team from Torque Workcentres who have finalised the slabbing jig (the chainsaw mount), and so I started thinking about using that when it arrives, and in my mind’s eye I saw the router table getting in the way, and well you know the rest!

Now I’ve worked through it, it feels like the the grey matter has made sufficient progress to allow me to sleep once again.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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