INCRA Cabinet #2: Router Table

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Blog entry by Lance posted 08-28-2011 02:44 AM 5399 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a day and a half in the 108 degree heat I’ve come to the conclusion I need more tools/ the correct tool for the job!!! LOL

I had the hardest time gluing up the rail and stiles, I didn’t have the correct glue brush, mine was to big, didn’t have the correct clamps, I really need some Jet Parallel clamps, or a picture frame strap clamp with 90 degree elbows to help make it square. The most important thing I need next would be about 6 more 110V outlets!!!! I HAVE ONE in the whole garage!!!!!! OMG its sucks plugging in, taking out, plugging in, taking out, get the picture where all my time went today!!

The INCRA T-Ruler and Kreg Featherboard were very VERY useful today!!!!

I did pull some ROOKIE/Beginner mistakes today, measuring to the end of the wood, and not to the bottom of the dado of the Stile, comes up short every time just in case you didn’t know. :) I think some A&M AGGIE taught me how to measure I guess! lol I’m learning a lot on my first real woodworking project, experiencing first hand is probably the best way, hopefully I won’t make the mistake again.

I did realize I need my miter station and out feed/assembly table done ASAP, I really could have used BOTH of those today!

The Face Frame, just waiting to use the Pocket Hole Jig to assemble it. All 3 side pieces will slide into INCRA’s aluminum legs, I cut a 1/2” rabbit on the ends of the stiles so once I flip over the Router Table everything should all just slide in!! HOPEFULLY!!! kind of scary I picked this kind of project for my first!

I did finally get to a project my wife’s been wanting me to do for almost a month, thanks to my project list keeps growing, all that means is more TOOLS!! lol


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

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#1 posted 08-28-2011 04:32 AM

Get you a couple of power strips mounted in convenient locations to solve your lack of outlets. I like the switched ones and have never had problems with mine. Just make sure they are rated for the load you will be plugging in to them. Keep up the good work.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 08-28-2011 05:40 AM is a nice software program that creates a cutlist for raised panel doors. It is foolproof when you put in all the dimensions you need.
So many other tools come in handy and they will all come in time.

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#3 posted 08-28-2011 12:40 PM

Keep it up bud. A little blood SWEAT and tears will make it all more special.

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#4 posted 08-28-2011 01:30 PM

everything is lookin good in my eyes. I would be very careful if you’re running that dc on the same plug with a ts or planer, because of the large amp draw from each. you should look into adding a couple of 20amp circuts. even if you run the wire in conduit on the outside of the wall. it’d be better than just having one plug. I do feel your pain. the project seems to be coming along nicely tho.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-28-2011 03:43 PM

Thanks GREG!

RODGER, I’m running only one machine at a time, then I turn on the dust collector to get the dust out of the machine/hose. I have plenty of room for more breakers in my box, I’m just waiting till it cools down to get in the attic and drill throw the top plates, I ran that 220V for my jointer a while back and about died up there, small spaces and heat don’t mix well with me!

What finish should I use?? Poly or Shellac?

I was thinking to spray a nice layer of poly on the Maple stock and ply.

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

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 05:27 PM

WOW! It turned out very well. Especially for your first project. You have inspired me to do the same. One question… Did you make the plans up yourself or use an existing plan to build your router cabinet.

—Stu, The Wood JourneyMan

-- -- Stu, The Wood JourneyMan

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#7 posted 07-10-2013 05:54 PM

WoodJourneyMan – I made the plans up as I went, so to answer your questions, there was no plans used to make this sorry, wish I would have made some for the amount of people who have asked.

Click here to see a short video of how it was built and check out my blog as well, those should help you! Good luck!

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

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 06:14 PM

Sounds good. Thank you very much for the quick response.

-- -- Stu, The Wood JourneyMan

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