Tablesaw Mobile Station #1: And so it begins...

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Blog entry by Vernn posted 11-12-2015 02:43 PM 1052 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I used to be into woodworking to some degree several…ok, 20 years ago, but never to the degree that I really want to do it. That bug has hit me again and I am committing myself…I want to make “stuff”! I have quite a few tools now, but the one that I used to have a while back (that I kick myself in the butt for getting rid of) that I don’t have now (until recently) is a decent table saw. As a result, I started scrounging Craigs List for one and picked up a cast iron Crapsman (1.5 hp, advertised as 3 hp) for $150 that is in excellent condition. I just cleaned it up and took off some very minor surface rust on the table and you would think that it was brand new. However, I’m not going to use it as-is…as my first project, I’m building a table saw station with a router table integrated in it as seen below in the sketchup drawing that I have done.
I have only begun this endeavor and have most of the materials now…some are still on order. The beisemeyer fence shown in the drawing isn’t the one that I will be using…I will be using the Very Super Cool Tools fence and making my own fence guide.

I normally don’t participate in online forums or anything like this…no, no facebook account…but, because I am having such a strong pull to the woodworking world, I figured I would involve myself here to track my progress and hopefully learn a few things along the way.

This is probably going to take a while to get through, and this entire entry is probably more for me than anyone, but if anyone has any feedback or criticism, please feel free to provide. I have thick skin…as I know that some have nearly “zealot” beliefs when it comes to woodworking…I’m just in it for the fun and self satisfaction! But, I do want to have a “shop” that outlives me…

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#1 posted 11-12-2015 03:05 PM

That’s one great looking table saw station!!!! I wish i had skills like that. Good luck and keep us updated, i’d love to see how it turns out.
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#2 posted 11-12-2015 04:33 PM

I agree that’s a great looking saw station. May I suggest that if your going to make it a mobile station, use larger wheels 3” or a little more. They will make it a lot easier to move and won’t get hung up on small debris.

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#3 posted 11-12-2015 09:50 PM

I agree that s a great looking saw station. May I suggest that if your going to make it a mobile station, use larger wheels 3” or a little more. They will make it a lot easier to move and won t get hung up on small debris.

Yes sir…that’s exactly what I’ll be using…I have some “3 wheels on the way from Amazon that lock both the wheel and the swivel. They should be heavy duty enough…they need to be…this station will have some weight to it…intentionally. I want it to be heavy enough to be good and stable, but not so heavy that it takes a man and a small boy to move around. I think these wheels should do the job nicely. Got base together today…

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 04:05 AM

Glad to have you, there is a wealth of knowledge and assistance here at LJ’s

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 01:08 AM

I have the same saw, so I am looking forward to this project!

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