Table saw island

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Blog series by 559dustdesigns updated 07-08-2010 06:08 PM 7 parts 59603 reads 41 comments total

Part 1: first look

05-22-2010 10:00 PM by 559dustdesigns | 10 comments »

I am building a table saw island to add out feed and and cross cut capability, to this craftsman table saw. A customer from my stereo install days, asked me to build him a table around his table saw. When I complete this I am going to build and fabricate car stereo and interior panels, enclosure, and a custom console for his cherry 67 Camaro. This bench/table should be great for woodworking. The pictures show my progress at the end of the third day. I included plenty of storage with deep cabi...

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Part 2: More progress

05-27-2010 10:50 AM by 559dustdesigns | 5 comments »

I am really happy with the way things have come together on my latest project, The table saw island. Today I got the torsion box structure in place. After taking these pictures I cut the top of the torsion box, but it needs to be trimmed some more to fit right. I made an attempt to cut it out and put it in place but ran out of time for tonight, left there at 8:45 and it’s a 45min drive home. In one of the pictures you will see what I came up with for the dust collection to the saw. If...

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Part 3: progress continues

06-01-2010 11:24 AM by 559dustdesigns | 5 comments »

I left off cutting the top in my last post. I got the top to fit the saw and extended the miter slots with a router. I than attached the top and routed the edges (with a pattern bit) to fit and glued and nailed it in place. The next important step was to level the 8 feet on the cabinet and adjust the bolts on the base of the saw until the table saw and island are level and the saw is just a hair higher than the surface of the island. I used bench levelers from woodpeckers for the feet and al...

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Part 4: Project update

06-05-2010 08:14 AM by 559dustdesigns | 2 comments »

I built 6 parts trays for the table saw island. These 17”x17” trays are made of 1/2” MDF for the Box 1/4” MDF for the dividers. I spent most of two days cutting those dividers. There are 60 pieces that interlock. In order to jig saw the slots in these dividers I stuck two pieces together with two sided tape. Thanks to a really good Bosch jig saw blade, and my jig saw never quit. So now the plan for the back side of the island is going to have the parts trays in one ba...

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Part 5: Power tool racks

06-13-2010 09:22 AM by 559dustdesigns | 6 comments »

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 a...

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Part 6: Finished parts/hardware trays

06-15-2010 05:35 PM by 559dustdesigns | 4 comments »

Here you see some of the trays with the drawer fronts completed.This picture is a close up of the drawer fronts with custom wood pulls. Not sure what to call this style pull but it worked great for this application. I needed to make them low profile in order to clear the cabinet doors that they reside behind.More pictures of the parts trays.On the left side of the front of the Table saw island, I had two pull out trays behind cabinet doors. These trays now have drawer fronts to match the part...

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Part 7: The sliding flip up out feed extension table

07-08-2010 06:08 PM by 559dustdesigns | 9 comments »

I have been looking forward to this part of the table saw island for a long time. In fact its been in process for a month or so, but I have had the idea to build one for years. I need to have out feed support on the table saw when ever cutting large sheet goods or long lumber. However I don’t always need the extra table taking up space and I don’t always need the support in the same position on the back of the bench. So here is my first sliding flip up out feed extension table, bu...

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