RAS Cabinet #2: The Cabinet Design and Sketchup

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 08-21-2008 01:15 AM 1538 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Sketchup - Torsion Box Design and Layout Part 2 of RAS Cabinet series Part 3: Getting started with the case »

Well here is the drawing for the cabinet base for my RAS.
RAS Cabinet

The design for this has been challenging as not only do I have to level the table to the Saw and its carriage but I also want to level the RAS Table to my Miter Bench. After digging around I found some leveling feet that will screw to the side of the cabinet and then be adjustable though access holes drilled into the shelf. This will allow me to level the Saw to its’ table then I will level the cabinet/table to the Miter Bench.

It dawned on me as I am writing this that I will need to drop the torsion box supports down another inch to take in account the top/bottom that will be added to the frame of the torsion box shown in the previous blog. The other thought it that I might want to shorten the height of the cabinet sides by a 1/4” – 3/8” to give some travel room for the leveling feet.

I am still considering 1 drawer and and doors below or two drawers. I have 2 extra sets of 28” drawer slides left over from the Miter Bench Project. Just got to figure out how often I will be leveling this cabinet. Any advice from you RAS owners?

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-21-2008 04:12 PM

Hi sIKE;

I no longer own a RAS, but I doubt you will have to level anything after the initial setup.

Let me throw a monkey wrench in your design.

If it’s not too late to work with your existing conditions, why not build the cabinet with levelers?

This method will increase the amount of sides that can be cut from a sheet of plywood from 4 to 6, and make leveling an easy task.


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#2 posted 08-21-2008 05:03 PM


Thanks, that is what I am going to do. I just didn’t say it clearly.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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