|Project by Routerisstillmyname||posted 11-06-2011 07:18 PM||3484 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
Well, I’ve been meaning to muffle the compressor noise for some time. This thing being so loud that when it’s on, I have to leave the neighborhood.
While I was at it, I decided to make a multi function setup to accommodate the tools and other miscellaneous junk scattered all over the place.
So, the project started with slick in mind but as soon as I ran out of so called good ply sheets, in came the crate junk ply and whatever scrap ply I could get my hands on and join together.
And as usual, I decided to go for a third incarnation of my router table.
First, (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11097) having become firewood to make room for a huge workbench combo that I needed for a large California king size bed project. (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/23756) and now the workbench that has to go to make room for this, that and the other.
It has 5 swivel double lock Polyurethane casters rated at 220-pounds each (I don’t believe it) but even at half of that, that still gives it over 500 pounds weight capacity. I prefer poly on casters when dealing with heavy projects. They keep their form longer and are easier to move around.
Since I almost had to take out a second mortgage to buy few sheets of Chinese junk ply, I decided to skimp on drawer slides and rough it out with no rails. But, the drawers are made of same pseudo 3/4 and the bottom is 3/8 plus support beam. They should handle some weight.
With the extension wing open, the workbench capacity is 7 feet long. That gives me good assembly coverage.
Compressor compartment doesn’t have any drain hole since it’s light enough for me to take it out once in a while and drain it. And also, I didn’t see a need for air intake. I can always leave the door slightly ajar if I had to during long usage. I use the router switch to turn the compressor on/off when I need to use it.
Any Heaux, The result is not so slick but useful multi functional ……space saver ;-)
-- Router è ancora il mio nome.