Maybe i should’ve started this blog sooner? Anyway I ordered Norm’s delux router table plans and got started.
I had to disassemble the 2 center vertical dividers to put the drawer slides in, oops. They came out easily and went right back without a hitch.
Got the drawers in and stained, I know more colored stain but i had a request for something red and was lucky this stain was close enough.The sides and back are painted grey, Cause it was what i had lying around.I will be putting a cout of poly over the whole thing when i get finished.
Ahhh and the laminate top. Note to self Table saw chips laminate top, Drill bits chip laminate top, stupidity chips laminate top,Patience makes for good laminate glue bonding. I still need to make some small knobs to use fot the fence adjustments, decide how to wire it and find a cheap stop switch (i saw one on rockler for $30 probable worth it)
The top I mounted on hinges so it will flip all the way over to allow access to the bottom of the mounting plate. A good idea or just a gimick? i am undecided.I will try to get a picture of that up soon. The drawer fronts are oak. The top is two 3/4” Mdf peices glued together with leftover kitchen counter laminate. The carcase is pine faced plywood I haveb’t tried the birch yet but i figured for the shop it didn’t need to look too purty, lol and when it falls apart i won’t feel so bad lol. someday far off i may buy some nice locking casters to put underneath it.
Hopefully this project will make Phase II of my kitchen easier.