|Project by Schwieb||posted 08-02-2011 01:14 AM||3475 views||17 times favorited||13 comments|
I visited a local hobby woodworker’s shop recently and got inspired to build a Norm Abrams design router cabinet with a few modifications to suit me. It’s hard to improve on what seems to be a pretty well thought out design. It was actually pretty fun to build and has turned out to be a great improvement over how I was doing things before. The case is birch plywood and the drawer fronts, door, and trim are cherry I had laying around.
I really like the fence design with a few modifications and added t – slot tracks. I wasn’t too thrilled with the plastic device they make for the dust collection behind the cutter so I came up with my own. After truing up the adjustable fence it really works great. I arranged the drawers differently and made the well for the router base a little smaller so I could make the drawers bigger. Chip collection is excellent .
I got to thinking about it after I finished it, that this “tool” was worth a lot by the time you put a good router base (Jessem Mast-R-Lift) and router (Porter Cable 7518) in it, not to mention the cutters and other components.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.