Cabinet build for incra router stand

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03-04-2015 03:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question router cabinet new

This is my first post so if it is wrong spot let me know where to move it to.

I made my second tool purchase today, the incra router combo #3. But I now have 3-4 weeks of waiting for its arrival., so I thought I would as some questions to the fine folks here. I know I want to build a cabinet or 2 for under the table but since I have only made stuff on a lathe before, not really sure where to start. Are there plans available? What materials should I use, I have seen them made out of ply and faced with hardwood, mdf and I think one was pine. Is weight a major concern? I got the stand and wheel base so those are my working parameters right now.

Any help advice etc is very much appreciated.


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#1 posted 03-05-2015 10:49 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Since you have the table, stand and wheel base, your choice of cabinet design and woods are numerous – that is the fun part.

If budget is tight, incorporate old drawers into the design of your cabinet section to store router bits, jigs, etc. Also considering sawdust collection is a good idea before you start building – at the tabletop level and at the router level.

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 12:36 AM

I have the same system and building a cabinet is easy.
There are slots in the legs for sliding panel’s into.
If I remember correctly, the slots are 1/2” wide. Plywood or MDF fit just fine.
I actually built a cabinet upside down and mounted it to the table top.
Once you have an outside shell, you can build any type of drawer setup you want.
Mine has 5 drawers and a enclosed box where the router sits.
That is the only thing I would have built different.
I don’t like the way the box handles the sawdust. I would have put the dust collector hose on the bottom of the box instead of the side. It would have pulled the dust down more efficiently. I have a drawer under the box, so unless I remove the drawer, I will have to live with the way I built it.
You will love the Incra system. It is capable of more than I can ever hope to be able to build.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 02:11 AM

I have had mine for two years now and have redrawn the plans for my cabinet numerous times. I keep changing what I am building and how I use my incra. Build some stuff first. Enjoy and get a feel for the type of work you will be doing.
Then decide.

I did put a shelf under mine to hold the accessories I am currently using. Seems to work great for me.

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