Welcome to my first project and blog.
I am new to woodworking, well kind off, I have done some small projects back about 12 – 15 years ago. After having the tools in storage for 10 years I am getting back in and have acquired new-to-me tools. First I would like to say that this was not what I had planned for my router table. While I was looking for ideas for my simple Router Table (RT) I came across zzzzdoc set up and immediately my plans changed, I went from a stand alone cabinet to this monster, thanks zzzzdoc :-). Let me start by saying that this is my first attempt to cabinet making. I would like to employ as many cabinet/bookcase technics as I can since I have plans to make an entertainment center in the near future.
Don’t know why I made the angles on the frame other than to clear the spinning wheels and to challenge myself. I added extra 1/2” plywood under each wheel. The center wheel is no longer in the base, my floor is not even. Recently I read about swivel vs fix pair of wheels and the explanation made sense. I am considering replacing a set to fix.
I made the box using a single 3/4” ply construction to save $$. My saw is not that heavy. Again to challenge myself I use rabbet to put the box together. I made the rabbets in the RT because I do not have the proper insert on my TS to install a set of dado blade, plan to make some out of ?? suggestions?. The base is made out of two boxes, one (left) will house two 12” drawer and house the vacuum hose, the second one will have 18”.
and here is the fruit of my limited knowledge
The vacuum port,
The vacuum port I kept what the previous owner had and incorporated it into the cabinet. As you can see I just took the bottom cover and cut a hole on the cabinet to mount it.
Here is how I tie it to the outside port
Here is the outside port, I picked one with a door so i can close it when I am running other tools in the future.
and the Saw on top of the cabinet
I have a JoinTech cabinet system and a RT that I bought over 12 years ago, believe it or not I have never used it to make box joint. At this point i do not even know how to use it. The instructional video is in VHS which I do not have a player any more. Since the company is no longer in existence apparently all videos have being purged from the internet because I have not being able to find any. I took the RT I had and framed it (built a carrier) to fit the opening on the TS. This is where I am now. I need to make the drawers for the TS cabinet but keep finding other things to do primarily do to insecurity but I get there.
I am planning on making a base to cradle and store the Jointech here.
My first drawer ever, I used a lock joint on this drawer, I don’t know if it is a good idea or not but I was thinking on making the other draw using dove tail just to say that I made one.