Well after… wow 109 days (Holidays), I finally got back to my router table… As you may recall its a woodpeckers right side mount router table that works in conjunction with my incra fence on my table saw and over time the weight of the router caused the top to sag. Well I finally decided to do something about it and build a torsion box to not only put the table top back in the “flat”, but keep it that way. And you know what, it seems to be working quite well… I mean, its DEAD nuts flat. So that actually makes me pretty happy. Here are some pics.
To make the dado groves I used a jig and a busing on router… this worked quite well, but here is a tip for you guys, baltic birch isn’t uniform, so making it snug for one piece might make the dado actually to small for other pieces… I didn’t know that, Had to rout out a couple of the dados twice… what a PITA.
This next photo is of the assembled case, which I might say turned out quite well for my first case… I used a nail gun and glue to hold it together, and my daughter helped me put the adjustable feet on it… she’s only three, but she seems to really like sawdust and power tools…
Finally for this installment of my blog… I built a couple simple sliding shelves… or are they drawers? I have no idea, but they work great and they took all of about one minute to make. I’m going to put some holes in them to hold the router bits… Ok, so there is a lot of room for router bits… yeah, I only have a dozen at the moment, but I hope that will change someday.
So next comes the doors and the cabinet door… Any suggestions on how to attach drawer fronts to those sliding shelf/drawers?
-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]