And if you go that route, make a second blank that you can just pop in to have a solid top. That way you don't have to change the bit height if you need to use the saw. I did this in the first TS extension I built, using 2 layers of 3/4" MDF with formica on it. It was some salvage counter top material from the place I worked. Never actually got to the point of mounting my old B&D freebie router before I got the Woodpecker PRL and PC 7518 to do things right. But then I don't have a shaper either, so would probably do the same as you are thinking of doing if I had one. Jim.
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