Table saw island #5: Power tool racks

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Blog entry by 559dustdesigns posted 06-13-2010 09:22 AM 10164 reads 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Project update Part 5 of Table saw island series Part 6: Finished parts/hardware trays »

I was able to make some more progress today. After receiving most of the hardware needed for this table saw island, the tool racks are sliding. I also finished the wiring, so the saw doesn’t require an extension cord and the handy electrical on the ends of the bench now in use. I had to add some more wiring to supply voltage to the tool chargers on the power tool racks. You may notice the tee track is installed across the top of the bench, This track will be used to secure the sliding and folding out feed extension table.
I picked up most the hardware for this project from Wood Workers Hardware, they supplied us a automatic catch. They work really nice to secure two cabinet doors with only one cam lock. 12 cam locks are going to be added to this island to secure it.
The table saw island now has all its drawers installed on the front.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 10:45 AM

That’s awesome. Nice work and great design!

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 11:14 AM

That is an amazing design! I noticed in one of your earlier postings that there was a power washer in one of the sections, just how many things are stored in this Table Saw Island?

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 04:47 PM

OttoH, that’s funny, it just looks like a power washer that’s really a tiny craftsman air compressor that I integrated in to the design. It’s hooked up to one of those cheap yellow coil air hoses that supplies compressed air to a fitting mounted in the end of the bench. I also set it up so that the compressor can be removed, just unplug that hose and the electric and its ready to go to a job site or my friends other shop. I even made a place for the handle to store inside the cabinet. To answer your question the back side of the island has 4 cabinet bays, the left side is the compressor, the power tool racks occupy the two center bays and the right side is where I built the parts/hardware storage trays. I finished the fronts to these parts trays and plan to post them once they are installed on drawer slides, that’s my project for today.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 04:56 PM

You did good very good

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 05:21 PM

Nice very nice lots of good idea’s there…...............Schloemoe

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 06:16 PM

I like the way you made use of the space and made everything easy to access.
Great job

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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