This is the second part of my January 2022 project to make a router table for my Triton
MOF001 using a Kreg table insert. If you haven’t already, head over
to part 1 for the design stage of this project.
Building the Top
Slots for the T-Slots were cut using a 19.1mm (¾ inch) router bit with wooden guides attached to the
top using double-sided tape. Once the slots were cut, the ends were squared off using a chisel and
the slots mounted with the supplied screws. The only small issue was that the screws were longer
than the wood underneath the slots so they poked out the other side. This was something I was
expecting to happen as there is only 8.5mm beneath the slots (18mm total minus 9.5mm for the slots).
A few minutes with a cutting disc on a Dremel rotary multi-tool followed up by a quick sanding was
enough to remove the offending spikes.
As previously posted, the goal of this project is to create a table for my Triton
MOF001 router using a Kreg table insert that I bought a few years
ago. While this is a relatively simple project, it will enable me to use the router for more complex
projects in a safe manner.
The router table needs to be easily portable as I don’t currently have a permanent workspace and
will get used on top of a Workmate (or hopefully a better bench later).
To help focus my making and encourage me to use this blog, I’m setting myself the challenge of
completing and documenting one maker project a month for 2022. These projects will be focusing on
tangible objects (so no purely/predominately coding projects) and will include things like
woodworking, 3D printing and electronics.
My goal is at least one blog post per project outlining the goal, any interesting steps along the
way and the finished result. More complicated projects will probably result in multiple posts as I
work through various issues along the way and will focus around a single issue or area of interest.
There might also be the occasional Twitter post if something is particularly interesting or
The list of projects hasn’t been finalised yet, but I have ideas that should work for most months of
the next year (and plenty of ideas for the future!). At the end of each project write up, I’ll
reveal what the project for the next month will be - hopefully this will ensure that I follow
through with the project.
While working on a side project using a JAX-RS API and JPA I wanted to explore how the entity graph
features introduced in JPA 2.1 could be used to simplify data fetches for different endpoints. One
issue I quickly ran into was how to deal with
LazyInitializationExceptions with unloaded lazy
The Hibernate module supplied by Jackson didn’t meet my needs and I couldn’t find any examples of
what I needed so it was time to delve into how Jackson filtering works. The end solution turned out
to be fairly straightforward and doesn’t rely on any vendor specifics so it’s worth sharing.
For the few people actually read this site there have been some major changes to the site to
modernise it and reboot how I’m using it. Since starting the blog things have been pretty dormant
with minimal updates every few years, this is something I’m hoping to change.
The layout of the site has been completely redesigned from scratch with a focus on using modern
HTML/CSS techniques, supporting mobile browsers and making it fast. The design is still a work in
progress and will continue to be tweaked to fix usability or rending issues that I’m not happy with.
The general layout of the site is fairly much complete and shouldn’t change much though.