INCRA Router Table Cabinet

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Project by Lance posted 09-06-2011 03:19 AM 21512 views 40 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this INCRA combo #3 w/ INCRA’s II router lift and the Porter Cable 7518 off of a guy on CL. I spent the next week designing and planning this build until I ordered the lumber last week. This was my FIRST real woodworking project ever, I had a lot of mess ups, taught myself a few things and wasted a lot of wood!

I used S4S 4/4” Maple that I planed to 3/4” and 1/4” Maple Ply good on one side along with 1/2” Baltic Birch for the drawers. I used Rail and Stile joinery, Rabbit joints, Pocket hole jig and a lot of GLUE! lol

For all you INCRA owners, this was a fun project, I highly recommend making one if you own the INCRA frame.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 03:25 AM

Lance that looks amazing. Great job on the door and drawers. One thing you might want to change is the switch placement. You will most likely stand to the right of the router when you are using it. I stand on the right side 95% of the time when using my Incra jig. Not knocking your design just a safety suggestion since you have the huge safety switch.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 03:29 AM

Usnret, that was one of my many beginner mistakes, I took the panel out of the INCRA frame to cut the hole in it and flip it to the WRONG side! I actually think it might work out better, I’m pretty tall and and have long arms, i can start it from the right side, run my piece through and then I’m on the left side, makes it easy to turn it off. Live and learn!!!!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 03:47 AM

Nice job – you are learning fast, first project and all. Good choice with the Incra. I did the same thing starting out…got an Incra, then 2 more…...

Those mess ups are all about the learning…..btw, the mess up’s never stop, hopefully they are just less signifigant.

Enjoy the new toy….......


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 04:03 AM

Very nice work! You should get a lot of use and enjoyment from this project. Good luck, work safe, and come visit.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-06-2011 04:55 AM

Good clean looking project LANCE !
You should be proud of this table and I hope to see some projects coming of it soon .
Don,t worry about mistakes just learn how to make them look like they belong , we all make them.


-- Kiefer

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-06-2011 06:48 AM

Arr Arr Arr… Tim the toolman would say…....... I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is one sweet router station!

Now you will love making woodworking projects using you own designed table!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-06-2011 08:31 AM

You are a “LUMBER JOCK” wonderful project. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 09-06-2011 11:18 AM


Help me understand the framing. Did that come with the Incra or was that your design?

What’s the table top size?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#9 posted 09-06-2011 11:44 AM

Lance well done. I love Incra products…. Your shop and set up is coming along nicely. I have my switch were you do as well and like it there. As I tend to move in that direction while using my table. The cabinet and drawers look great! keep up the good work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 09-06-2011 02:44 PM


I based it off a picture I found searching “INCRA router Tables” through Google Images. It’s the larger of the 2 INCRA tables, I think 43”x 32” I think. The INCRA frame accepts 1/2” ply/wood or in this case a 1/2” rabbit. All the Maple stock on the project is 3/4” and I just put a 1/2” rabbit on the sides so it could slide down the frame. Once the 4 sides were done I stained them and installed them for good using the INCRA arms and tightening them to bring tension, and square everything up. After that its down hill, just build it like a furniture.

I have a 7 part blog on this project as well, a lot of pics, step by step!!

Great project if you have the INCRA system!! GOOD LUCK

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#11 posted 09-06-2011 02:47 PM


This is very encouraging, I was planning on waiting a couple months to build again, I might have to push the next project up!!!! LOL we’ll see.

I plan on doing a SHOP TOUR UPDATE YouTube Video on my channel sometime this week, I’ll go over my CL finds and a detailed tour of the Router Table.

Keep watching!!!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#12 posted 09-06-2011 05:13 PM

really turned out nice. you’ll have a blast using that fine piece of project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 09-06-2011 06:17 PM


I won’t tell you how stellar of a job you did on the r.t…...I’ve posted that on several of your blogs….lol.
I know you’re glad to get ‘er done. Bt the way….I had a Sooner dog one time…sonner pee in the house as outside…...:)). That was 35 years ago, and haven’t owned one since….

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#14 posted 09-07-2011 01:04 AM

Hey, you’re not that tall. LOL Good job bro.

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#15 posted 09-07-2011 01:38 AM

Nice Job, this looks like a dream machine for sure, every detail is perfect, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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