I cannot believe it has been 1111 days since I posted about my router table. And I never finished it until recently, a bad habit of mine.
I had the drawer fronts ready to go, but had to make some drawers. I just never put the drawers together and I was using it without them, I’ll show those in the next post. The switch I’ve had installed for a few years, so I’ll show that now.
This is where I left off all those days ago:
I had asked about ON/OFF switches and someone recommended the Kreg switch, which is what I went with. The Kreg switch is meant to be installed vertically on the metal leg of a Kreg table. I had no such place, because my table was already made, but I figured out what to do with it. I decided to mount it horizontally in the top drawer front, by cutting out the exact shape of the switch:
Then I fit the switch through from the front:
At first I thought I would just screw the drawer front in from the back and leave it permanently attached there. Then I realized that it would be hard to unplug the router from the back of the drawer without contorting my hand and opening the drawer below it. I use my router out of the table sometimes, and also prefer to unplug it when I do any bit changes, of course.
So, this is what I came up with:
The router plug comes through a hole in the side wall in the cabinet. The switch cord runs straight out a hole in the back wall.
I put a short piano hinge on the left side of the drawer front (which is now a small door), this matches the hinge on the three large doors. I also attached a spring type latch to hold the drawer/door shut. This works perfectly for me!
I added matching knobs to each door as well as the drawer/door.
Next I’ll show how I made the drawers, hopefully in a day or two, and not 1111 days!
... to be continued …
-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca