With my new shop, I now have room to add a proper bench setup with a new router and lift setup.
So, I logged onto Craigslist, as one would do, and started looking.
I found this gem of a cabinet for $20....lady said it was too heavy to move....so grab the neanderthal brother and we headed out......yuuuup....totes heavy.....juuust about blew 2 gaskets getting it up into the truck.
After a tense right home and some rain...she was ready for mods.
First, I did was any mod-junkie would do....I shaved the handles off....cause....why would anyone want to understand how to open the draws?
Once they were smooth, I filled/sanded/shaved all the imperfections on the top and made sure it was ready for uberamazeballsness.
That's where the homie Hawk with SectorSeventeen came in....since he did the other craigslist wonders that I call my shop cabinets....it was only a matter of time before he came back and started tagging again.
Few hours later and the $20 heavy box was now a work of art! Even got some street cred on the back!
Moving on....my new router lift and router came in...went with the Porter Cable router and a Jasper router lift...this will make switching bits effortless from the top of the table instead of getting ghetto with it like I have been in the past...also height adjustments will now be spot-on with the turn of an allen-key.
I also added an external On/Off paddle switch, so, yet again, I no longer need to reach underneath and come deathly close to losing a finger/arm/bicep fingering for the shut-off-switch.
I finished off the table with a nice even layer of roll-on bedliner out of the can.
Next up will be to add a dust-collection system underneath to aid in a clean shop...but that isn't very fun to look at......but really....ain't nobody got time for me rambling on about a damn cabinet. Oh well....next time I guess!