I stumbled onto Lumberjocks while looking for inspiration to build a Tablesaw Workstation, something I’ve been meaning to do for 15 years or so. I have a Powermatic 64 Artisan saw and it has been on the original metal stand since I bought it. I added a router table to the right extension wing and put casters under it to supposedly make it easy to move around the shop (garage) but the weight of the router table made it seriously off balance and moving it often was a struggle.
So I set out to build an improvement and finally settled on the plan available from plansnow.com and originally published in Shopnotes #89. Construction began about a month ago and now I have completed the basic cabinet and base and moved the saw/router table to the new workstation. I have yet to make the doors and drawers and the new top. I considered just keeping the existing top but I really want to replace the left side cast iron finger crusher and as long as I’m at it I figure I might as well do it up right.
Here’s a pic of what it looks like right now. I made the front and rear pieces of the base 6” longer than the plan calls for so I could add two cross pieces outboard of the cabinets for casters. I aslo made the cabinets 5” taller than the plan dimension to bring the top to a more comfortable height for me.