Swap Top / Router Table/Cabnet

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Project by OneDizzyDevil posted 12-18-2011 06:19 AM 1985 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is the router table / swap top cabinet I have been working on. The side panels on the top are removable because some of the things I have for the top have attachments and that require them to be removed. In order to maximize the space I used peg board for the sides and five drawer so I can store and hang the stuff related to the tops on/in the bottom. For my router bits I made blocks so I could store them and I could route the edge of the block to show the results of the bit. I wanted to keep the drawers shallow to help keep them from become collect all drawers. However, I made one short sighted mistake the drawers are too shallow for all my bits, but I solved that issue by drilling a hole at 45 degrees in the blocks so now each block can store a 1/4” or 1/2” bit straight up; or a 1/2” at a 45 degree angle and all is right in the world.

One problem that keeps coming back to irratate me are the doors… I biscuit them together and sand them down and bow!!! ...the only way I could think to fix that would be to have to layers have the grain going horizonal and vertical. That is why you see the clamps in the pix above.

-- - Wayne in Fairfax, VA

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 01:43 AM

That will work good for you. For the bowing doors, build a frame on them and it will keep them straight!! Make it like a picture frame on the outside and you won’t have to change any of the geometry of the cabinet!

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

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