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Blog series by Lance updated 09-06-2011 03:10 AM 7 parts 53054 reads 50 comments total

Part 1: Router Table

08-27-2011 05:09 AM by Lance | 9 comments »

So, I went down to Moore, OK to pick up the extra bolts and washers that went with the INCRA router table I picked up last week on CL after work today, thought I’d pick up some cash on the way just in case. Good thing I did because he had the Kreg Precision Router Table Setup Bars, Kreg Feather-board, INCRA 12” Precision T-Ruler, Porter Cable 14 piece Forstner Bit set, 10’ Clear hose, Jet Hose Clamps. the E. Emerson Clamp Guide Track Set of 3 and a Jorgenson 6” Wooden ...

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Part 2: Router Table

08-28-2011 02:44 AM by Lance | 8 comments »

After a day and a half in the 108 degree heat I’ve come to the conclusion I need more tools/ the correct tool for the job!!! LOL I had the hardest time gluing up the rail and stiles, I didn’t have the correct glue brush, mine was to big, didn’t have the correct clamps, I really need some Jet Parallel clamps, or a picture frame strap clamp with 90 degree elbows to help make it square. The most important thing I need next would be about 6 more 110V outlets!!!! I HAVE ONE in...

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Part 3: Router Table

08-29-2011 01:59 AM by Lance | 9 comments »

It’s been 2 1/2 days of plugging and unplugging, sweating my A** off in the garage, and measuring twice cutting 3 times!! I’m learning though. I must have unassembled reassembled my router table 4 or 5 times today, it’s funny how the thing I’m building is a tool I need to use to build the cabinet!! Once I had it unassembled I realized I could use it as an out feed table to cut my 5’x5’ birch ply, worked out pretty good. Still work...

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Part 4: Router Table

09-01-2011 06:12 AM by Lance | 4 comments »

I finished up the face frame yesterday and today, I decided to change from 1” to 1.5” wide on the frame, I went with the smaller size originally because I thought I could get more drawer space. Making it bigger gives it the extra strength I think it needed. Today I put 2 coats of Minwax Wipe on Poly (Glossy) to all my pieces. I’m actually thinking about putting straight poly in the box to reduce friction with the dust, we’ll see how a couple coats of wipe on turns o...

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Part 5: Router Table

09-04-2011 04:49 AM by Lance | 11 comments »

My INCRA Wheel Kit and Shop Fox 13” full extension drawer slides came in Thursday so I dabbled in the shop installing the kit. I had to return the drawer slides because I think they were to short, so I went up to my lumberyard Friday to pick up some 16” Ferrari Slides for $5.82 pair, considering I paid $9.40 a pair for the 13” ones I think it ended up working out in the long run. Well I’ve been working here and there throughout the last week mostly applying the wipe...

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Part 6: Router Table

09-05-2011 05:58 AM by Lance | 6 comments »

Almost another full day in the shop, took a couple hours to go shopping with the wife, ended up that I’m the one that bought something, I needed new dress shoes for work :) I don’t remember everything I did today, shopping threw me off my game! lol Here’s the pictures!!!!! O Yeah, I do remember now, I waited for glue to dry all day!!!! Added the light just to show off the box, only temporary! lol It would look cool full time when you turned on the router. ...

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Part 7: Router Table

09-06-2011 03:10 AM by Lance | 3 comments »

So I finally finished the router cabinet today!!! About 50 man hours + later! P.S. I will never shop at HD again even if it’s closer to my house I went there to pick up some simple drawer pulls, saw the ones I wanted, there was only one type, one tub of them, one display…. so I grabbed 5 of them. Later in the day I installed the first one fine, installed the second and put both drawers in, took a couple steps back to see what it looked like…........... they were both d...

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