INCRA Cabinet #1: Router Table

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Blog entry by Lance posted 08-27-2011 05:09 AM 6002 reads 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I went down to Moore, OK to pick up the extra bolts and washers that went with the INCRA router table I picked up last week on CL after work today, thought I’d pick up some cash on the way just in case. Good thing I did because he had the Kreg Precision Router Table Setup Bars, Kreg Feather-board, INCRA 12” Precision T-Ruler, Porter Cable 14 piece Forstner Bit set, 10’ Clear hose, Jet Hose Clamps. the E. Emerson Clamp Guide Track Set of 3 and a Jorgenson 6” Wooden Hand Screw Clamp, all for $115….. not to bad.

On my way home from Moore I stopped by my local lumberyard and picked up my order of hard maple for my router table. I got 2 sheets of 1/2” Baltic Birch (5’x5’), 1 sheet of 1/4” Maple Ply, and almost a 50 board ft of S2S 4/4 hard maple.

Is $2.66 a board/ft for hard maple a good price???? FEEDBACK!!!


-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 08-27-2011 05:31 AM

Hard maple is more than $4 bf where I live. Looks like good score.

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#2 posted 08-27-2011 01:44 PM

you done good. the onlly thing I would recommend is to get that nice new wood up on some “stickers”, and off of that cold concrete. oh, and just being curious, how much did the 1/2” sheet of Birch run ya? just wonderin

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#3 posted 08-27-2011 02:01 PM

I just paid 2.25 /BF for Poplar, so yes, you got a good deal on the Maple.

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 02:14 PM

Lance, the maple was a good deal. The last time I bought any I paid $2.25 a foot for FAS grade maple. But it was rough so for dressed material this would be just about right for my area (Kentucky) where maple is readily available.

Good score on the tools too, by the way.

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#5 posted 08-27-2011 03:39 PM

Rodger, I paid $30 for a 5’x5’ 1/2” sheetof birch and $34 for the 1/4” maple sheet.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#6 posted 08-27-2011 04:33 PM

I paid over $5 a bf for Hard Maple earlier this year here in FL. Great score. Nice router table.

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#7 posted 08-27-2011 04:33 PM

Yeah, good price for the maple.

That router table is gorgeous…looking forward to seeing your version of it.

Funny, it seems your purchasing pattern falls right in line with mine. I have the same PC forstner bit set and Incra T-rule, and I just received the Kreg setup bars a couple of weeks ago. All good stuff!

-- jay,

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 06:37 PM

Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Let the sawdust fly!

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#9 posted 08-27-2011 08:10 PM

Hey Lance,

The shop is coming along good, and you’re getting some nice toys to play with. I think you found a bird nest on the ground with all the goodies you You’re in the right ball park with the $$ for the wood. I pay about the same from my supplier….What’s weird here, is that maple (hard or soft) is higher in cost than oak…Anytime you can get hardwoods for that price, you made out like a bandit…..keep puttin’ that shop together, but don’t worry, once you get set up, you’ll be changing it around…trust me…I know…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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