Due to a sudden, unexpected, and very unpleasant go round with pnuemonia. I am back on my feet, but know better than to push myself too hard for the next couple of weeks, so instead I got back to Sketchup, and tinkered around with the design some more.
The main section is still going to be 48” wide x 34.75” tall x 36” deep. There will be a partial divider down the middle of this carcass, extending from the front of the case back 24” to provide separation between the lowest part where the router cases will be stored, and to provide drawer support.
There will be 2 rows of 3 6” high 24” deep drawers, with the faces inset into the carcass such that it creates a simply cube look. I am not practicing face frame construction at this time, don’t really want it on this particular cab anyway… (I do have it designed for the drill press cab though!). I also wanted to have the drawers flush with the face of the cab.
I need to double, triple, and quadruple check my measurements, but I will build a dust hood for the miter saw, 24” deep x 48” wide x ? high… Like I said, quadruple check that hieght measurement. The top piece will be shared with the cover for the compressor enclosure, and the right panel will act as the compressor enclosures left side wall.
The mortiser station will be built as a separate box, 12.75” deep x 30” wide x 34.75” high, and will be glued and scewed directly to the Miter saw station right panel. I am planning on 3/4 shelves on this simple cab, to hold various finishes, perhaps I might end up building some totes to organize things like spray cans. Again like the miter saw dust hood component, total height of the back wall of this cab will be dependent on my final measurements, but sized to match the dust hood, and all of it to fit snugly under the workshop library cabinet.
Additional organizers include a 1.5” high x 8” wide x 2.25” deep mortiser accessory tool holder. (already built). Simple 2×4 milled and drilled to my needs.
That’s as far as I have gotten with the planning. I need to finish up 2 sides of the compressor cab. I am seriously considering just piano hinging a piece of ply to the upright front panel to create a door, and hasp that sucker directly to the wall behind it. Doesn’t really need to lock. Just needs to stay closed.
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