I finished up the project in this session.
Since it sticks out, I will comment on my non standard design – i.e. drawers in the back. I originally did this as an attempt to fix an issue in my shop lay out – stupid move. Fortunately, the flaw is not as annoying as I was worried since the INCRA Router Top has you standing at the side (facing the fence) vs standing at the long edge.
So I started here
And ended here
Steps I followed in today’s session
1. Dust Collection
2. Mount Fence
3. Mount Door
4. Add Drawer Fronts
Step 1 Dust Collection
My approach is to use gravity to maximize collection
Create frame in which to mount dust collection – mounted using pocket screws
Step 2 Mount Fence
Since I have an older Incra fence, I needed to add a 3/4” mounting block. This highlights the biggest flaw in the Incra table design. If there is any slack or the mounting bolts loosen, the fence will move since it is fully extended most of the time. I am going to rebuild a T shaped mounting block to try and counter act this issue.
With fence mounted, connect up dust collection.
Step 3 Door
Cross cut the rails and stiles before ripping to guarantee identical sizing
On TS, rip rails and stiles to size and then cut groove for inner panel
Miter the rails and stiles using TS sled
Cut center panel on TS
Glue up panel
Flatten door using sanding drum
Cut hinge mortise with chisel
Step 4 Drawer Fronts
Chuck up drawer profile bit
This is where the Incra fence shines – set up router bit to cut profile and then zero gauge. You can then use fence measures to back off profile by 3/4” and then advance profile in 1/4” passes to cut profile. Micro adjust is great for final clean up pass.
Screw fronts to drawers
Step 5 Finish
I used left over wiping varnish to finish the cabinet.
Here is a back view of cabinet – although if you stand facing the fence it is the left side.
Front view of cabinet – or right side.
-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn