Router Cabinet

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Project by OSU55 posted 03-11-2013 04:09 PM 2623 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Router cabinet out of red oak. It’s a bit nice for a shop cabinet, but I used it as practice for furniture. The Bosch RA1181 Table with 1617EVS router had been mounted on a Black & Decker Workmate – no wheels and no storage, and I couldn’t use the Workmate for other things. The top and sides are solid panels, jointed, flattened and smoothed with bench and scraper planes – same for the drawer fronts. Drawer pulls are flush, made using a 3/4” straight bit then offsetting a core box bit to create an 1/8” lip at the top of each. Dovetails were routered using a jig – I’m just not into hand cutting them. Drawer sides are pine, with red oak guides.

It’s now mounted on a mobile base and the mounted power strip reduces the # of extension cords. Plenty of storage for bits and other accessories. It’s finished with shellac tinted with Transtint Dyes, topcoated with waterborne Target Coatings EM6000 Lacquer, which has burn-in capabilities like solvent lacquer making future touchups easy. I will be posting some info on my spray booth in the coming weeks.

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 08:08 PM

Very very nice. I want it for my living room. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 01:54 PM

Wow! That is furniture making. Like it, great build, joinery and the finish as well. Great job!


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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 01-26-2019 10:10 PM

Great job! You have a ford router table with a lamberginie stand.

-- James E McIntyre

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