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Norms Router Cabinet #1: Starting on the Cabinet

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 09-17-2008 04:28 AM 2335 reads 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Norms Router Cabinet series Part 2: "My" Cabinet is done »

I am very excited about this project as it is the last major one before I consider the build out of the shop complete.

Router Cabinet 1
Router Cabinet 2

I have a big honkin Hitachi M12V, a Router Raizer/Xtreme Xtension kit, and an Original INCRA Jig ready once this rig is built.

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



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-17-2008 11:47 AM

This is looking pretty go so far. I have one of these on my to do list as well. Adding the Incra jig to this table is going to give you a pretty nice set-up.

Looking forward to seeing your progress on this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Texasgaloot

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#2 posted 09-17-2008 12:42 PM

I’ve had the plans to do one of these for maybe a decade, and have never started it. I don’t know why, except it always induced me to start changing how I pronounce things; e.g. “Routah.” It’s looking real fine – can’t wait to see it finished!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 09-17-2008 03:02 PM

Hi sIKE;

This is looking good!

Last major build out in the shop? Doesn’t that scare and depress you?

I hated it when my shop was ready for real work!

Lee

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sIKE

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#4 posted 09-17-2008 03:26 PM

Lee,

This is more of a hobby right now, and I have been working on the build out since March of last year, I am very happy to be closing in on completion as I am many “woodworking” project waiting in the wings. I will be happy to be working on wood instead of my shop….

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

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coloradoclimber

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#5 posted 09-30-2008 06:06 PM

sIKE,

How big is the table top going to be? I’m in the process of designing a router table and I’m also going to mount an incra fence. I’m doing an offset mount instead of a center mount like your table. The incra fence calls for something like 19+ inches offset from the router hole. How much offset are you planning on?

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sIKE

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#6 posted 10-01-2008 01:14 AM

coloradoclimber

I am planning on moving the router a bit more forward than norm calls for and I am considering adding a piano hinge across the back to add a flip up extension to get me the required additional space behind the router. I am going to take norms plans for the top, draw them up in Sketchup and then see from there, I just might end up with a small bump around the back of the table to accommodate the jig, I am not using the big daddy that you have, just the little “Original Incra Jig” but I will blog this as a part of this project.

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

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