shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #4: Table saw base #2

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 10-23-2013 05:12 AM 2518 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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continuing with the build

Had some trouble with my phone so missing some aspects of what the next round entailed… grumble

So i left off with frame assembled and sitting on top of the saw.

When i got in shop today, after going to acquire some carriage bolts etc, i started with drilling some holes. I took time last night figuring out where the casters should be placed.

marked my holes with the bottom up, and run small pilot holes through. Flipped the case over, used a 3/4” spade bit with depth adjuster(electrical tape) to recess the nuts, then drilled through with a 1/4” bit.

tightened down

installed 3” swivel casters on back, locking on front, bought from Harbor Freight, should hold up.

it’s rolling

this is when my phone went haywire, sporatic pictures, I then went to the saw, took the motor off and unbolted it from the stock frame. Rolled the new base over then slid the saw over onto it. Centered and squared it between the middle dividers. Took a pencil and outlined outer and inner parts of the casing and marked the bolt holes. glad i took a long time with sketchup drawing this out, though i had to modify once i went to work.

corners drilled out and jigged it out..

dust collection ramp installed under hole, 2.5” port hole installed. sanded then polyed the interior, used some of that expandable foam to fill in a few gaps that were left.

the back can be removed again if need be screwed in from sides

then put saw back on top, put a small bead of silicone under cabinet, and bolted her down. Installed motor, and attempted to mount a lexan panel to back of cabinet to seal off a little more. taped on at the moment.

old stand on top

back in place

thats all i got for now, i put a few things underneath for now, plan on making some deep drawers for the 2 side sections. the center section a blade till will be installed i think, like the bottom of this Also will build boxes under each wing, left side will be a box for a router, right side will be … something, smaller drawers possibly with a new top for the wing. Also, and i should have did this before i remounted saw, i need to get some kind of levelers installed.

tomorrow is my last day home for a bit, reckon I will finish this up when i get back. gotta make sure everything is locked down and bags are repacked for the colder weather.

50.5” wide
27” deep
17” tall with castors being 3 5/8 inches tall

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 10:24 PM

Lookin good. If you get that new big shop….you’ll want a bigger tablesaw anyway;)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 12:21 AM

made some levelers today, ended up having to raise the whole thing up on them. A combination of uneven floor and i think the cabinet is off a bit as well. Had to raise the back right corner up 1.5 inches and use it as a basis, front right went up 3/4 inch, back left roughly 1/2 inch, front left ended up being dead on but i raised it about a 1/4 inch just to get it off the roller. Pictures will come when i get home.

Red you know it, actually I am pretty happy with this one, though a new fence system would be great. And a couple better blades, have the best the big blue box has to offer at the moment. A Diablo rip blade would be nice, or better.

Crosscut sled materials are waiting on me to get around to cutting them when i get back.

drill press table too, with a roller cabinet. Bought a sheet of Phenolic plywood from Rockler a while back, used some on the tablesaw fence and miter gauge, a piece is already cut for the drill press table.

When i get home i will have a 300 dollar gift card for Sears for 10 years of service at Crounse I got 3 things i am juggling what i want to spend it on. a router, mitersaw or 14” professional bandsaw, can’t decide what I want or need the most.

I’m sure something in the house will break that will give me something else i need to use the card on..

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 03:43 PM

Wow dust collection to! thats pretty nice.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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