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Back in the Intro section I explained that I was wanting to build a portable cabinet for my benchtop drill press, and needing to use a router for the joinery brought me to here. Well, I finally finished it up last night. Granted, it's shop furniture made out of pine plywood, but it turned out OK, I think. I ended up making myself a portable router table for routing out the dadoes and joints, too. I also upgraded from a Ryobi plunge router to a Porter Cable 690, too! All in all, a fun project.

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Well Mike, if it suits you, that's all that counts. However, it looks like one fine portable cabinet to me.

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Hi Mike:

Nicely done. The drawer is a must and the shelves will be needed for the collection of corded and cordless drills that we always seem to attract. You might consider an upgrade and replace the shelves with drawers to keep the dust out of the collection. I like the oversized table supports too. I'll keep those in mind. I have to replace mine so those will be well considered during the process.

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I like your support on left side. I made one like it & now can't do without it..hope you don;'t have to chase that around the shop while in use. I stopped using mobile stuff years ago just for that reason. I'm getting too old to chase tools down!!! Have fun with it
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Good job Mike

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Hello all,

Back in the Intro section I explained that I was wanting to build a portable cabinet for my benchtop drill press, and needing to use a router for the joinery brought me to here. Well, I finally finished it up last night. Granted, it's shop furniture made out of pine plywood, but it turned out OK, I think. I ended up making myself a portable router table for routing out the dadoes and joints, too. I also upgraded from a Ryobi plunge router to a Porter Cable 690, too! All in all, a fun project.

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Thanks to all for the nice compliments!

I just wanted to point out that the cabinet has the table supports on both sides, not just the left side. Looking at my pictures, I guess I should've taken one from the right side, huh?

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Hello Mike! I think that it looks great. Very nice. I wish i could build shop furniture that good.

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A very nice project that will prove to be useful. If I may, I would like to use the support on an idea that I have for a workstation. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice!. I also like the added adjustable supports for material. Having that built-in sure beats having to rig up a support for longer pieces. That's a great idea.

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I wish I could claim credit for the table support design, but I can't. I found and bought a set of plans for this cabinet on the net. The original plans were for a cabinet to use with a floor model bench press; the cabinet had a cutout in the back for the column. I modified them slightly to remove the cutout, since I didn't need it for my benchtop model.

I did find an item today at Harbor Freight that I might add to the table supports, though. HF sells rollers that could be mounted to the table supports to help in moving long pieces of stock across the table. I knew I should've stopped by there today while I was in the neighborhood!

Thanks again for all of the compliments!

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