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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 10-24-2011 06:41 AM 5461 views 33 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months back I bought the Incra LS Positioner with the table, insert and a leg set with the intention of mounting the table in a cabinet with dust collection and storage. Here’s my finished product. The base cabinet is 3/4” maple plywood with popular face frame. The drawers are Baltic birch plywood with poplar drawer fronts mounted on full extension ball bearing guides. Double locking casters all around. The template storage organiser is made from two sheets of synthetic cutting board material and machined with 52 individual slots and the top is covered with poly carbonate then mounted in the top drawer. Rockler safety switch mounted on the side and a 4” dust port and a vented door on the front of the router compartment. I applied 2 coats of General Finishes Seal A Cell and 3 coats of semi gloss Oil & Urethane. The top is attached through 6 corner blocks, weather stripping between the top and the cabinet structure and secured with just enough pressure to slightly compress the weather stripping. Thanks for viewing!

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RetiredCoastie

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 06:47 AM

Here are the rest of the pics. For some reason it wouldn’t allow me to post in the original post.

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 06:53 AM

That’s too nice to use! Great job!

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 08:54 AM

WOW!! Looks great, bet it will work good too.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 09:19 AM

That is awesome.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 12:30 PM

Make sure you have plenty of ventilation for that router. I have heard horror stories of people burning up brand new routers beacause of heat buildup.

-- Chris ( Eaglewoods@sbcglobal.net )

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 01:48 PM

Nice job – this is great setup – built to last and functional.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 01:58 PM

very nice, do you use the systym much?

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 02:47 PM

Very well done. Nice work. Here’s a rookie question for you. Is the weather stripping installed between the top and the cabinet there to cancel out vibration, keep dust out, both or is it there to serve some other purpose?

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 03:14 PM

Great idea on the strips. I’ve been wondering how I could organize mine.
Fine looking project,well done.

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 03:45 PM

very nice set up.

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#11 posted 10-24-2011 04:01 PM

Excellent cabinet build and it looks very functional. You definitely chose the best router fence system with the Incra.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 04:22 PM

Excellent! You’ll get a lot of use from it.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#13 posted 10-24-2011 04:57 PM

Very nice.
I need to do something like this for myself. Ah… someday.

Enjoy. That will be fun to use.
Steve

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#14 posted 10-24-2011 05:06 PM

Wow, I really like how this turned out! I’ll definitely be using this one, as well as it’s predecessor, as references. I’m sure many accurate and beautiful pieces will rsult from the construction of this router table.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#15 posted 10-24-2011 06:33 PM

Michael the weather stripping is there to account for any mating issue that may exist between the bottom surface of the top and the cabinet which may or may not decrease dust collection efficiency.

Rusty I haven’t used the system much but now that the cabinet is built I will be using it a lot more. I did use it in some elements of the cabinet construction. The template organizer would’ve been a big pain in the butt if I hadn’t had the Incra fence system. It allowed for quick and precise cuts in the cutting board material.

Thank you all for your kind comments and thanks for viewing!

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