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INCRA Router Table Cabinet #1: Work in progress . . .

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Blog entry by copythat posted 02-16-2018 02:18 AM 1416 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of INCRA Router Table Cabinet series Part 2: I have drawers . . . at least two of them! »

I bought an INCRA router top and stand last year when I got back into woodworking. I recently decided to built a cabinet for it using INCRA’s free plans located here: https://www.incrementaltools.com/Free_Plan_s/149.htm#guycabinet

The project is moving along and should be done this weekend . . . if I can just get time in the shop!

I don’t think my wife liked the red stain finish I went with. I thought it looked pretty cool; I guess it’s the “Craftsman” fan in me that likes the red color.

-- Rob



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ScottKaye

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#1 posted 02-16-2018 02:35 AM

Good Start. Looks great! How DID you get that finish to look so good?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 06:19 AM

Nice work. Looks like a solid cabinet. But, I gotta agree with your wife. What the heck were you thinking?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 02:26 PM



Nice work. Looks like a solid cabinet. But, I gotta agree with your wife. What the heck were you thinking?

- Rich

:-) Yeah, I know it’s not for everyone but I’m a fan of red shop cabinets. It may have something to do with my affinity for Craftsman hand tools.

-- Rob

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 03:10 PM


Nice work. Looks like a solid cabinet. But, I gotta agree with your wife. What the heck were you thinking?

- Rich

Suggestion: black stencil on the red looks good:

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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copythat

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#5 posted 02-16-2018 03:32 PM

That’s pretty cool. I was thinking about staining the door and drawer fronts black (so you can see the wood grain) and then using these pulls:

-- Rob

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#6 posted 02-19-2018 04:34 AM

It is getting closer to completion. Funny how I have to finish it to a certain extent so I can make the dovetail drawers.

I outfitted it with a Ready-2-Route lift and fence.

I also installed an INCRA Cleansweep. The 4”hose and bottom of the enclosure makes for a tight fit. If I were to do it again, I would drop the enclosure down a tad and go with one drawer below the enclosure instead of two.

The Ready-2-Lift fits fine in the Cleansweep. I have a one foot, 12 AWG cord permanently installed in the Cleansweep so I can lift out the router and use it elsewhere if need be.

A person from another forum asked about the ducting and I thought these might be better shots to help explain it. I think the designer’s entire purpose was to hide the Y connector inside the cabinet. However, that leaves a 4” connection going out the right side and a 2” out the back going to the fence. I guess it looks ok.

The back is sort of a hot mess with the power cord, computer cable, and 2” ducting.

-- Rob

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