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Building a Tablesaw Base Part 1

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 04-11-2013 12:15 AM 3497 reads 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I had a need to build a new table saw base for my saw. Rather than just building a simple replacement base, I opted to build one with lots of storage potential. This new base measures 6 feet long by 2 feet wide, which gave me good reason to move over to the new shop building. I haven’t yet finished the new shop set up ( haven’t even started) but this build is a great start giving me lots of options for storage potential… This build is a 2 part project. So be sure to catch next weeks video Part 2 which wraps up this project.

For some behind the scenes of this build visit http://www.keek.com/laneyshaughnessy and search #TablesawBase for the related Keeks.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com



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Bill_N

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 01:02 AM

That was sweet dude

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 01:36 AM

Great mod dude! Looking forward to part 2. Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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clafollett

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 01:39 AM

Nice design! I have that same exact tablesaw. I’ve been pondering building a base for it. This design looks like it might be the ticket!

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 03:28 AM

Nice job.
Can’t wait for part 2.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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559dustdesigns

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 04:54 AM

Laney this project is great. You are making really nice improvements to that saw of yours. Everyone should consider modifying there table saw just like this. Keep up the great woodworking videos. Can’t wait to see part two. Thanks for sharing.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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Roger

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 01:22 PM

Nice build comin along Laney.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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AJswoodshop

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 03:19 PM

Can’t wait till next weeks video! Those drawers are going to be handy, you may want to consider making some pull out trays for bench top tools, those are handy too. Nice job!

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eddie

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#8 posted 04-11-2013 04:18 PM

looking good Laney ,looking foward to the new shop

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Jorge Velez

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 12:58 AM

comming along pretty good! I want to see the finish product soon.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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kajunkraft

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 02:08 AM

The design and execution so far is really great, very impressed. Nothing against your saw, but sure hope that you like it a lot and it will continue to satisfy you for a long time. If it conks out you would have to replace it with exactly the same unit. In other words, this is a huge commitment. Really like your thoughts on this project and look forward to the next video.

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WoodJediNTraining

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#11 posted 04-12-2013 04:39 AM

Thanks Guys.. And Kajunkraft, I usually maintain my tools pretty well so I think this saw will be with me for a while. Should something ever happen and the saw dies beyond repair… I am sure it has paid for itself and its upgrades many times over. So if that time comes, I’ll buy a new saw, because this is the heart of my shop and my business.. So I will address that when the time comes.. and not necessarily needing to replace it with the same unit.. I would most likely upgrade, and I would most likely dress up the new saw with whatever features I may require…. Im sure you know what i mean… but lets not get that far ahead…This saw is in top shape, and I plan on keeping it that way for a very long time…

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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Daiku

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#12 posted 04-18-2013 02:22 PM

Laney

I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing for some time now since it looks like there is so much unused real estate down there. Your design is great, but I’ll probably forgo the router and add a slot for the sled.
Your video is topnotch and you have my vote to replace Norm and some of these other yahoos on tv now :-)

Thanks and I too am looking forward to the next video

-- Cal Noguchi

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#13 posted 04-19-2013 02:10 AM

Not only is it awesome, but I have the same saw, which despite the complaints of others I think is a really fine machine.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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