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Project by dhg posted 1629 days ago 1792 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After about 8 months of working on this off and on, the cabinet is finally done. Made out of scraps from other projects, mostly oak plywood edge banded with iron on banding and finished with poly. The handles are oak and walnut. added the walnut for some contrast color.

The door for router access is removable hand has a kind of blast gate incorporated into it with the holes and a sliding gate via the knob. It’s held on with 2 magnetic catches.

Currently the cabinet has hinged outriggers with casters on it for mobility. When I get in a permanent shop I hope to have it stationary. The work surface is just over 35” high.

The Dust Deputy was added yesterday. That thing works great. Two more things on my wish list are a router lift and external on/off switch. Somewhere I saw a switch that takes 2 power sources, 1 for the router and 1 for the shop vac but I haven’t been able to find it again.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1629 days ago

I like it this is good very good.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bigike

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#2 posted 1629 days ago

nice work came out good. the switch u can get from rockler.com another place is hartvilletool.com

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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GSwoodworker

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#3 posted 1629 days ago

dhg do you make your own knobs like on your feather boards and the fence. If so, did you use a t-nut? does the t-nut stay in place? I am working on a project that needs some knobs and I’d rather make than buy them. Any input would be great.
Thanks
Greg

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Rustic

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#4 posted 1629 days ago

wood craft has the power switch for 25 bucks. I like the cabinet by the way

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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stefang

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#5 posted 1629 days ago

Real nice router cabinet with good storage. The dust collection system looks good too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dhg

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#6 posted 1629 days ago

Greg, yup I made the knobs and used T-nuts. I countersink them into the top of knob so they are flush and press them in with a c-clamp. I haven’t had any problems with them coming out. Once in awhile I’ll put a little dab of polyurathan construction adhesive under the nut just in case.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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crosseyedcarver

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#7 posted 1629 days ago

Scap wood is so under rated. This an amazing peice Great Job!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1628 days ago

Nice router table. Great use of scraps.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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ChrisMc45

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#9 posted 913 days ago

Nice router table, I have done similar out riggers for a jointer carriage.
For the switch, company “IVAC” seems to have some way to come out on top of every internet/google/amazon search, and they want $40-70, more for wireless. Rustic mentioned Woodcraft for $25, Sears Craftsman for ~$18

Craftsman Auto Switch
Sears Item# 00924031000 | Model# 24031

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