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Norms Router Cabinet #8: and Finally the Fence

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 1932 days ago 7736 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have had the cabinet completed for sometime now, and had the Incra Fence already. However it is not a general purpose fence, one that you can attach feather boards and such to. I need to be able to keep my work flat on the table for my current project (Sliding Dovetails) so I am now having to build this guy out. Having read about the complaints about the MDF swelling after a period of time I have decided to finish mine out with paint. I went to the BORG and grabbed a can of a off white spray paint from the clearance rack and when I checked out the SKU was no longer in the system and the clerk just gave it to me! Here are a some pics.



I only made one mistake the top fence I put the Dado on the wrong side (for a piece of T-Track). I have filled that dado in with a piece of scrap walnut and will put the dado in the proper side this afternoon. This is also my first go at putting Laminate on solo, and thankfully that was successful. I do have to say that contact cement is quite messy though. Most of the MDF has glue sizing on it already and hope to have it assembled and painted later today. In the second pic you can see that I painted one of the blocks already to test the resulting color, also you can see the results of the glue sizing on the fence face at the bottom, the strip you see there does not have any of the glue sizing on it.

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



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 1932 days ago

Moving along!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gagewestern

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#2 posted 1932 days ago

HI i have a lot of projects like that they get to a point where you can use them and the acc. come when you need them or have timeto complet it you just have to keep at. it have fun work hard and try to make some money !!!!!!!!!! brian

-- gagewestern

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sIKE

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#3 posted 1932 days ago

Yeah that is always the fun part of projects I get to stop and make me things for my shop.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1932 days ago

sIKE, this is looking pretty good. I am sure Norm would put his seal of approval on it as well> :)

This is certainly an inspiration to get started on mine.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 1929 days ago

Hi sIKE;

It’s looking good so far.

I think projects for the shop are the most fun.

Nice work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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sIKE

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#6 posted 1927 days ago

Thanks Lee! Glad to see you poke your head up again…. ;)

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

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AlexB

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#7 posted 1303 days ago

Nice looking cabinet for the router. Always like Norms cabinet idea.

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sIKE

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#8 posted 1289 days ago

Thanks! The top is going to have to be redone. It is a sag in it and I just have not been very happy about that! This flaw is due to my redesign of the top. Can’t blame Norm here! ;)

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

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1289 days ago

You can always blame Norm.

With luck, he’ll join this website, and begin to defend his good name ;-)

It looks great ! Sorry about the sag. What’s your thought about how to deal with that ?

-- -- Neil

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sIKE

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#10 posted 1289 days ago

Honestly, better plywood. Both layers will be 3/4” baltic birch and I am going to laminiate both sides this time instead of phenolic plywood it just chipped out to much when I put the plate for the router.

The main problem, is my work (traveling) has been crazy over the last year and my hunny do list is stacked up a mile high. Slowly working to get that list manageable so I can get back out in the shop. It has been a very long long time since I have done any wood working. :((

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

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