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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #8: Final details for the UMWW

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Blog entry by Garry posted 204 days ago 1176 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Testing the dust separator Part 8 of Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) series Part 9: Overall impressions of my Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench »

Shims were cut to raise the table to ~1/16” below the tablesaw surface. Because of the gap required by the tablesaw fence, I sanded a shallow angle on the leading edge of the table to ensure work will slide smoothly onto the surface.

My Bosch router table is 27” wide, the same dimension as the depth of the tablesaw. I drilled four holes in the fence rails and mounted it in a similar method. Then built a cabinet to fit under it and shimmed it as needed.

I made my own fence clamps and modified the Bosch fence to clamp to the tablesaw fence when needed.

Here are some pics of the miter saw setup at the other end of the table. It’s removable so the surface remains flat or other equipment like a planer can be set up there.

Here’s a pic of the air hose storage. The quarter segment block swings out of the way to get the hose off but stays in place to keep the hose in place. You can see one of the table shims above the hose.

The foot pads on the floor locks were too small to comfortably lift the table so I clipped on some larger plywood footpads. Here they are in the up and down positions. Note that I place a piece of 1/2” plywood under them for the proper height. This compensates for the 1/2” shims I added under the casters to provide more clearance for the floor locks due to the uneven concrete in my driveway.

Next will be my overall impressions of the UMWW (hint: I’m pleased).

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.



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#1 posted 204 days ago

Just found this blog and it’s very interesting. Looking forward to the wrap up.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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