|Project by Willdoc||posted 354 days ago||2361 views||16 times favorited||14 comments|
The fence is a 17” Incra with the wonder fence. Dust collection is with the Dust Router product which uses a flexible cup around the base of the collet. A T split sends a hose up to the fence, and another inside the case to the flexible cup surrounding the collet. With this combination, I run essentially dust free. I might get a teeny bit doing deep dados or the like. I’ll need to come up with a more pleasing plan for the tubing.
The router, a 3hp porter cable, is attached to a JessEm Mast-R-Lift II which I like very much. No slop. Above the table changes. I also use a new wrench-less collet which I like very much.
The insert plate sits in a top made of two layers of MDF and a bottom support of 3/4 birch plywood. The cutout area is reinforced with additional supports to prevent sagging. (I still need to put a coat of poly on the top edging.) The top is covered with a piece of laminate I got from home depot for 20 bucks, because a small part of the full sheet was cracked. Some incra miter channel will go in front of the plate soon.
The case is made out of birch plywood stained with a mahogany, as is the poplar face frame. The drawer fronts are poplar. Everything is covered in 3 coats of satin poly. The top two drawers are for bit storage (117 half and quarter inch bits per tray.) No, I don’t have that many. The other two drawers on the top half are on wood runners. The bottom three drawers are on full extension slides.
I had the big wheels, so used them. They lock well with no wiggle, so things work fairly well. It certainly is easily mobile.
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