|Project by OSU55||posted 03-11-2013 04:09 PM||1870 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Router cabinet out of red oak. It’s a bit nice for a shop cabinet, but I used it as practice for furniture. The Bosch RA1181 Table with 1617EVS router had been mounted on a Black & Decker Workmate – no wheels and no storage, and I couldn’t use the Workmate for other things. The top and sides are solid panels, jointed, flattened and smoothed with bench and scraper planes – same for the drawer fronts. Drawer pulls are flush, made using a 3/4” straight bit then offsetting a core box bit to create an 1/8” lip at the top of each. Dovetails were routered using a jig – I’m just not into hand cutting them. Drawer sides are pine, with red oak guides.
It’s now mounted on a mobile base and the mounted power strip reduces the # of extension cords. Plenty of storage for bits and other accessories. It’s finished with shellac tinted with Transtint Dyes, topcoated with waterborne Target Coatings EM6000 Lacquer, which has burn-in capabilities like solvent lacquer making future touchups easy. I will be posting some info on my spray booth in the coming weeks.