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Blog entry by BrutalForce posted 365 days ago 1102 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

I just thought I would share my second project in progress. Inspired by Laney Shaunessy on Youtube. I am using Kreg Pocket Hole joinery (mostly for quicker work) and because I am not proficient yet in the finer joinery. My table saw will be 40”H x 60”W x 27”D. The outfeed table will add another 20” on the back side. Here is what I have so far.



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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 365 days ago

That looks like a well made and smart setup. Well done

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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BrutalForce

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#2 posted 365 days ago

I still need to do the right side drawer box. Next week I will work on the drawers and slides. The plan is to have two 15” deep drawers , left and right for power hand tools (depicted in the picture), above them to have approx. 5” drawers. in the center there will be a longer drawer and a shorter drawer (center is a dust chute towards the back). Above Left and right will be more drawers, and possibly a router table on the right, not sure yet.

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Tugboater78

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#3 posted 365 days ago

I need something similar, been Rollin the idea around in my head. I’ll keep an eye on yours and maybe it’ll help me decide. I also seen laney’s video and that’s what got me started thinking. Great job thus far.

I was thinking in center having a potato bin type door where extra blades would be stored. Kinda like john Heinz’s bin on his mobile mitersaw stand.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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BrutalForce

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#4 posted 365 days ago

Thanks, so far I am pretty proud of it. I don’t think I expected it to be an expensive build, but after purchasing a Kreg Jig R3 $45 would have been ok, but I went for the master set.

So far I am about $125 of 3/8” Birch to skin it, and another $100ish for drawer rails. I guess it isn’t nearly expensive as a cabinet saw, and it is custom the way I like it. I have yet to even see a cabinet saw on craigslist for under $1000 dollars, and I picked up my saw for $50. :)

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Tugboater78

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#5 posted 365 days ago

I have a ton of 3/8 ply I salvaged from a house dismantle that I will probably use myself, fresh out of 1xmaterial for the framework though. I will have to see what I can come up with.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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BrutalForce

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#6 posted 365 days ago

I am also considering a Accura Table saw extension for $150. Not sure yet. I read so many pros and cos for TS mounted router table vs standalone. Decisions… decisions…

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#7 posted 364 days ago

Looks like a good start there

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