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    Last summer I bought that $80 Biesmeyer deal from Lowes. I finally got a chance in install it and build new wings for my TS and mounted my router in the wing.

    I LOVE my new set up. The Ridgid fence was good, never a problem. And I would never have paid the $400+ a Bies usually costs. But the Biesmeyer is a better system. The dust collection on the router works great. Over all a very useful project. I had to drill some holes in the CI. I was able to move the guide tube to the right, so instead of the 30" on the right I have 39"

    The reason I moved my router into the TS wing is space. I needed to free up some space for my Performax 10-20 sander. Never enough floor space it seems
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    Re: My upgraded TS2424

    Wow... your shop setup is much nicer than mine...
    In some cases... It looks like use my little chevy as outfeed support...
    I guess this is how it's going to be as long as I stay a "renter!"

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    • #3
      Re: My upgraded TS2424

      Very nice setup ya got there John. I especially like the way you modified the wing areas of the saw. It's kinda hard for me to tell from the pictures, can you describe how and what you did?
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        Re: My upgraded TS2424

        Dave
        I made the wings using the plans in the Biesmeyer instructions for building wings. I used
        2 1/4" red oak for the perimeter and the cross supports (not seen in the picture), 3/4" MDF as the top, and covered it with formica. The formica was a broken piece I got from Lowes cheap. I bolted the wings to the CI sawtable top and to the rails of the Biesmeyer. Total width of the saw now is about 6 feet. The wing holding the router has the steel legs that came with the Bies. I worked really hard to make sure the wings were in the same plane as the saw top.

        If anyone else has more questions, please ask.

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        • #5
          Re: My upgraded TS2424

          Nice job. Is the TS an older 2400 or similar to the 3650?

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            Re: My upgraded TS2424

            My saw is model TS242 and is similar to the TS3650, just older and built here in the US I think. The older color scheme. I have had it for about 5 years.

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            • #7
              Re: My upgraded TS2424

              John, that's a nice looking setup. Is the fence as solid as they clame?
              Jim
              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: My upgraded TS2424

                Did you seal the under side of the MDF table wings? I know in one of the Woodworking vids on woodworkingonline.com that not sealing the underside of a router table could cause it to let moisture through and eventually warp it.
                Also, what components did you use for enclosing the router? Did you also install a lift?
                Sorry to be such a nosy butt, but I also have the bessy fence and want to do the same setup on my Delta.

                Thanks
                Last edited by harley130; 03-22-2008, 05:42 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: My upgraded TS2424

                  I didn't seal the MDF, Utah is a very dry climate and my shop is heated and cooled. In 5 years I have had NO problem with moisture or rust. I already had the woodpecker's lift for my router and I love it http://www.woodpeck.com/plungelift.html
                  The router dust collection is this http://www.woodpeck.com/downdraft.html I bought mine a couple of years ago on a scratch and dent sale for $49, I drilled a 2 1/2 inch hole in the side for the hose for the fence dust collection.

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