What’s up y’all. I’m so excited to finally have these cabinets finished and full. Since last time I added a shelf between the left and right uppers. This allows me to set my router table and my band saw above the cabinets. They don’t fit well inside either of the cabinets so up it shall be. I really like how it looks with the cross bar and the top shelf. I went ahead and stained and poly’d the crossbar and the top shelf like I did the rest of the uppers in Part II.
The other thing I FINALLY did was properly set up the shop vacuum. It was always meant that the center cabinet of the lowers was to house the shop vac. The thing that had been preventing me from doing it was taking the time to figure out what I was going to do to mount the hose. I finally decided to just go ahead and design a flange that acts as a coupler for the hose connecting to the shop vac inside the lower cabinet and to the hose outside. This was a super quick and easy design in CAD. I took the extra couple minutes to add the locking mechanism. It’s a Craftsman Shop Vac, but the hose sizes are fairly universal. Prior to setting up the flange I was really bad about using the shop vac, now that I finally have it set up, I’ve been using it for the miter saw and for the K4 Pocket Hole Jig. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.
I’m so glad I finally set it up. Let me know what you think!