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Well my butt and back is dragging. Got up early and cut all the pieces for the lower cabinet and the router table cabinet. My Bench Dog does not have a lot of surface space and I wanted to be able to use the Incra set up and this makes that possible and more room on top for using the Gifkin jig and I really like the Oak Park design of table and top.

Still got to hook up the DW 625. Cabinetry was made and constructed 99% with pocket holes.. other than the dado's in the sides pieces the drawers are pocket holed as well. Ok, now to take some pain reliever and wait to tomorrow to put some knobs on the drawers and put the router in, fix up the Incra jig etc. The mini table fits neatly on the bottom with some other stuff and the top shelf will hold all the OP fences, Incra jig, Gifkin stuff etc. Height is 42 inches .. just perfect for me probably too high for some. I don't like to have to bend over anymore than I have too and saves on back cramps

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Nice job so far Corey. Are you putting doors on the bottom? Will you be staining this? A suggestion: most people run the dust hose out the front where they trip over it. Perhaps run it out the side?

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Now that's what a good long day in the shop can produce.. Good job..

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Thanks fellas, I appreciate it. Mike, I will not be putting a door on it. My Benchdog has a door on it and it is always in the way for me. That's one of the things I like about the OP table design is the open front. I will be putting my switch on the side. The DC I definitely do not want it coming out the front, I want to go out the back or the side is a good idea with a quick connect but I have some work to do cannibalizing a 2 1/2 hose I have. I also have to rework my cross bracing as it interferes with the OP dust chutes. I won't stain it but I will put a couple coats of satin gloss poly or maybe minwax antique oil.

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P.S. I see now you said the bottom on the doors... not sure on that... I just might do that. I made it to fit a certain spot and not sure it will fit when stored away with doors on it. Will have to thing about that. I guess I could use some 1/2 stock that sits on the bottom skirt and that would work.

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I should clarify that I meant doors on the bottom stand.

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Yes I see now that you said on the bottom Mike. The more I think about this the more I like that idea and keeping dust out of the bottom storage area. I could add some rails and stiles and add doors easily enough I think. I will have to put that on hold, after I get the finish on and the router in etc. I need to get back to the KP duty

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Hi Corey

LOOKING GOOD,,, can wait to see it on SUNDAY if your back holds up

By I like it just the way you have it, without any doors that way you get your small one out easy and stuff other items in the cabinet

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just a side note ,,, to bad you don't have a router table/lathe so you can make your own knobs or drawer pulls

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Well my butt and back is dragging. Got up early and cut all the pieces for the lower cabinet and the router table cabinet. My Bench Dog does not have a lot of surface space and I wanted to be able to use the Incra set up and this makes that possible and more room on top for using the Gifkin jig and I really like the Oak Park design of table and top.

Still got to hook up the DW 625. Cabinetry was made and constructed 99% with pocket holes.. other than the dado's in the sides pieces the drawers are pocket holed as well. Ok, now to take some pain reliever and wait to tomorrow to put some knobs on the drawers and put the router in, fix up the Incra jig etc. The mini table fits neatly on the bottom with some other stuff and the top shelf will hold all the OP fences, Incra jig, Gifkin stuff etc. Height is 42 inches .. just perfect for me probably too high for some. I don't like to have to bend over anymore than I have too and saves on back cramps

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A lovely job Corey, as we have come to expect from you, just one observation, where do you're toes fit whilst routing? Would it not be better to recess the front skirt?

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Thanks Bj, Well that is how my lathe cabinet is with out doors on the bottom but it does fill up with dust and shavings because of no doors. I haven't decided yet... will get the router in tomorrow and bought some cheapo knobs... could of turned some but lazy and then I will put some finish on it. Oh yes, it has casters under that skirt. 4 swivel with the 2 lock downs on the back. Moves around nicely. The cabinet was supposed to be 41 inches tall by my plan but I usually overlook something along the way and I did not account for the 3/4 inch blocks that the casters are screwed through. So I ended up with 41 3/4 still is fine!

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just one observation, where do you're toes fit whilst routing?
Harry, in my socks and shoes of course

Seriously, your absolutely right, It would have been better without the skirt on it. I can't really rip it off now as it is glued and stapled in place. Might be able to carve out with the jig saw and opening. I am alright if I pull the table to the front edge of the lower cabinet and then it's ok. I will bolt it that way most likely. And thanks Harry, appreciate the kind words.

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