Incra Router Table #3: Finishing it up

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Blog entry by SPHinTampa posted 09-26-2013 03:02 PM 2128 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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
5. Finish

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

Install assembly

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

Mark hinges

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.

Side/Front view

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 03:11 PM

very nice!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 02:27 AM

That’s as sweet as a big ole cherry on top o me whip cream that’s on top o my icecream… Oh yea!

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

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