|Project by romansfivefive||posted 09-17-2008 03:52 AM||1705 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
maybe this is a case of putting the cart before the horse, but I have built a router cabinet for the router that I don’t own yet. When the summer contest opened, i had this idea for using the doors from an old dart cabinet as doors for my new router cabinet. i was looking at a used router at the time.
I decided that i couldn’t afford it right away so these doors have been sitting around in my way. my friend dropped off some pine the other day so I decided to make the cabinet and use it for storage until i can afford a router.
The dart board cabinet origianly had the curves at the top with some old english pub looking stencil on it. I decided to flip them around so they looked like a coat of arms. This is my coat of arms. The Neves family name originates from northern Portugal and Spain. the wolves and x’s were cut out of baltic birch and then glued to the doors. this sides of the doors have little shelves that will eventually hold the different bits. inside the cabinet I came across these parts bins at a yard sale and scooped them up for a buck. the last photo is what i am hoping will start my organizational new leaf. I bought some peel and stick file folder labels (250 for a buck at the dollar store) to use on the bins. while it was still in a roll, if ran it through the bans saw to cut the whole roll in half . I put half the roll in the box and held it in place with a dowel that I ran through the box. then i made a little slit in the box to run the labels through. I keep it closed with a rubber band and keep a pen in it via the pen sized hole I drilled in the top. now when ever i place something in a bin, i have pre sized, self adhesive labels and a pen handy enough that i will label it right away… that is the idea anyways. I will see how well i do with it.
So until the tooth fairy’s lumberjock cousin the router fairy visits me, I have router cabinet space for rent at a very attactive rate… if that doesn’t work, I am also considering starting Rob’s home for abandoned routers and bits. In the worst case senario i can store my wife’s tomato corer in it til next fall.
-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.