Norms Router Cabinet #6: Woohoo the Router Cabinet base is done

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 10-06-2008 04:12 AM 1988 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Drawers and Trays are done Part 6 of Norms Router Cabinet series Part 7: Router Table Top Design »

Well I got out late this afternoon and put a couple of hours into the base cabinet an got it completed. I still need to do a bit more adjusting the drawer slides. I am also one knob short on my drawers gonna have to make a run to Ikea and get me another pack of knobs.

Router Cabinet

Next up is the top and fence. I am leaning real heavy towards a phenolic plywood top if I can’t get the crown out of the butcher block top I picked up at Ikea for $10. I gotta see how that goes. It is gonna be a bit though as I am on the road for the next couple of weeks and a high school re-union next weekend so no shop time for a couple of weeks. Hope to get the design done though in the mean time.

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

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 10-06-2008 04:56 AM

Looking good

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-06-2008 11:24 AM

Very nice workmanship. The only thing I found with my version which had drawers for bit storage was that I found them kinda unhandy when hunting for a bit in them. I did away with them & instead installed a 4” deep cabinet in under the top overhang at one end of the cabinet & attached with a piano hinge. The bits are installed in angled rows. Now when I swing open the cabinet, I can see all of my bits at a glance & of course no difficulty in finding the one I want.


-- Lee

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#3 posted 10-06-2008 02:02 PM

Nice job sIKE. I am sure that Norm would also give you a thumbs up on this!! :)

I am looking forward to seeing the top on it. This really makes me want to get out in the shop with my set of plans and get to work- now that I have some free time.

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2008 02:21 PM

Hi sIKE;

It looks real good.

Getting closer all the time.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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