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Default standing armoire -- router boss project

thought i'd post a few pics of a project i finished recently using the router boss device.
it is a standup armoire for my sweetie. 90% of the router work was done using the router boss --
the raised panels on the side panels, the side panels have lock miter joints at the corners, the
half moon on the front of the side panels was turned on the router boss, the slots for the side hung drawers, and the slots for the drawer inserts -- the drawers have dovetails at the back corners and i used floating tenon / mortise to fix the front faces to the sides -- the half moon pieces are also attached to the front face of the side panels using floating tenons -- all done using the router boss --

the individual disks that make up the legs were done using a template, plunge router, trim bit, round off bit -- then using the positioning precision of the router boss -- i cut a 1/4" hole exactly in the center -- then turned a 1/4" rod when insert thru the centers holds the stack together --

perhaps it is due in part to my limited experience, but i don't see how i would have done this project without the capabilities of the router boss -- it is so adaptable, has amazing precision and reproducibility, sometimes you have to use some imagination in clamping / fixing the workpiece -- but figuring that part out is half the fun -- the other half is seeing the results --

be glad to go into more specifics about the construction techniques if anyone is interested --
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Wow! That's spectacular, Larry!! Great photo coverage as well.
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Beautiful job Larry. I'm curious why the sides fold out. I couldn't see if there is a reason from the photo. It is possible to make individual jigs for any one of the processes you did but the Routerboss being only one jig and doing them all is what makes it worth having.

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the side panels are for hanging necklaces -- the hooks are in transit -- so i still need to mount them -- nice catch, chuck --
thanks for your comments -- i would agree that the versatility of the router boss is what makes it such a great tool -- what
continues to amaze me is how precise and reproducible it is -- really easy to fine tune a cut to exactly what you want --
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That is the purpose of most jigs, i.e. being able to reproduce the same results from one piece to the next. Your photos and the quality of the job you did might be the clincher for someone who was considering whether the Router boss was something they wanted and needed.

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Wow! That's spectacular, Larry!! Great photo coverage as well.
you got that right and then some...
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Gorgeous piece of furniture. That will be around and treasured in 2121.

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Just incredible is the only word that I could think of as I looked at it. What a beautiful piece of furniture!

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Larry,

Very, very nice piece of furniture. Did you design it or was there plans? Bet your other half really liked it.

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Excellent looking piece of furniture Larry.
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