Sometime last year I decided that I “needed” to build a router cabinet. I looked for plans online (I'm not confident yet to build "bigger" things without them) and I settled on a downloadable set of plans from Woodcraft. (http://www.woodcraft.com/product/151...able-plan.aspx
) This is going to be a huge improvement over the portable Bosch table I have, as well as the Grizzly table I purchased last year & is currently for sale.
After doing my research for what I was going to “need”, I settled on the Woodpecker PRL-V2 lift. I spoke with Woodpeckers directly regarding this lift and multiple other items and I decided that I’d pickup/purchase these items at the Woodworking Show in KC Jan ’15. This allowed me to physically see what I was buying as well as save shipping costs. It’s worth noting that I coordinated this purchase with the lady who owns Woodpeckers with her husband. After buying the lift, phenolic 24x32 tabletop, and superfence w/ micro adjust, she threw in lots of accessories. I estimate that with cost savings, shipping, and what she literally threw in, I saved over $250. I also purchased the 3.25 HP PC router while at the show since I was able to get the entire unit (not just motor) for $250 tax included.
The next month I purchased all the other materials needed per the plans and then everything sat….and sat….and sat in the shop.
Finally, a month or so ago I was able to work on this. This project has been a couple of firsts for me. This is my first cabinet/case build of any kind. It’s also my first drawer build. While I was originally VERY intimidated by drawers, it seems that making tongue & dado type drawers really isn't too bad. Mine still need some fine adjusting, but I'm okay with my starting point. I’ve learned a ton so far with maybe the biggest being not to trust plans ☺. I have made several errors that I’ve been satisfactorily able to remedy, at least for a shop project.
I’m not quite done but at least I can see the end in sight. I’m looking forward to finishing this so that I can get my next 2 projects started. My wife is patiently waiting…. For now….