My shop (our garage) is basically the only storage room we have in the house. The attic is ridiculously small (and already full) and now that we are about to have kid #2, that cancels out another one of our spare bedrooms for storage space. I’ve been wanting to make a roll around frame to set my table saw on for a while now to create extra space, but never had the extra money to pick up some caster wheels. It’s not like they are expensive or anything, but with 1 child, 1 on the way, 1 income, a house and a car, things are tight. We got a little money back from taxes so I used a little bit to finally get some casters and such.
I still had two leftover 2×4’s from the worktable I built last summer. I used them and made some half-lap joints on the table saw.
Man, a dado stack would have been awesome. My forearm and wrist on my left arm are sore now from having to hold the workpiece so tight for so long against the miter gauge.
Then I glued them together.
Then I drilled holes for lag bolts and screwed the casters in. I just used wing nuts to secure the table saw to the frame. The 2×4’s had bowed up pretty good after sitting for several months so they didn’t match up quite as well as I would have liked, but I got them as best as I could.
So, nothing fancy, but my wife is happy about the extra room. I can just roll it out wherever I need it.
Table saw in the way:
Table saw out of the way:
I don’t currently have any dust collection set-up, so I’m pretty excited about being able to roll it outside this summer for smaller projects that don’t require an outfeed table. Less sweeping and clean up for me.
-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , Proverbs 16:9