Norms Router Cabinet #5: Drawers and Trays are done

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 10-05-2008 04:24 AM 1612 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Bit Tray's and Cabinet Door are Done - well almost Part 5 of Norms Router Cabinet series Part 6: Woohoo the Router Cabinet base is done »

Got out today and get the trays for the left hand side of the cabinet redone, I found a real cool piece of the ply for the drawer/tray fronts.

Drawer Fronts

I also got the three drawers for the bottom of the cabinet done.


Tomorrow, I am gonna get out there and get the handles on the trays and get the drawers and drawer slides mounted. That should just about finish the cabinet base done, and I can start on the design and layout of the top. Much there I need to figure out.

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

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 06:18 AM

Can you send me a pic of how the fence t-bolt is routered or mortised in? Is it just a wide track? I would think it would get narrower for the thread part of the bolt. Other manufactured router tables I have seen use a carriage bolt because the square portion keeps the bolt from turning. That is my only wonder on how it is done. I have watched the video several times. I don’t need the measured drawing just for that info. In fact I am going to make my own dimensions a little different that Norm’s but use his basic design. Thanks for any help you or anyone can give me.

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 06:42 AM


I will get that too you tomorrow, the plans are out in the shop, I will look that up and let you know. c

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

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 06:44 AM


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#4 posted 10-05-2008 01:44 PM

I can’t wait to see the finished product. You are making solid progress on this. This is going to be one top notch addition to your shop.

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

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 03:07 PM

This is coming along very nicely. I’ve been following this with some interest since I own a table just like this. However, I bought mine half-finished at an estate sale so I didn’t get the pleasure of building mine from the ground up. Of course, given some of the things you’ve run into, maybe that’s not a bad thing :)

Nice job! Can’t wait to see the series on the top when you get to it.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 04:18 PM

Hi sIKE;

This is looking real good. I’ll bet you can’t wait to give it a try.

Very vice work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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