Traded with my brother for his radial arm saw, which just happens to closely match my drum sander (RAS) and I have wanted to find a home for the miter saw that is actually functional – so I decided to roll them into one wall.
The trick here is my drum sander operates with a sliding table, so needed to incorporate that without limiting the other two saws. The finished product should allow cross-cutting 10’ or 11’ foot stock without much hassle…...(I think).
The project is still in the works….The top is not fastened and the fence, dust collection and storage are still in the works….
The base(s) start with REALLY rough red oak, I mean rough…..
After a wee bit of planing:
Decided to start with a dedicated base for each tool and build out from there:
Next – some mock-up of the bench tops – Maple bowling lane + Jatoba stripes (look familar?):
Glued up the bench tops using the new clamping frames (here)
Gluing two lams together here:
First mock up:
My brother came up with the idea of mounting the table irons for the RAS on the outside of the base for easy(er) adjustment…...I like the idea…..
For the drum sander – used oak rails to hold the 80/20 extruded aluminum rails for the sliding table:
Built some free floating shelves out of oak:
Here is a shot with the sliding table on the outboard side of the drum:
And a parting shot:
More to come…......thanks for looking!
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA