|Project by Holbs||posted 11-28-2014 12:31 AM||5446 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
Here, yet again, is another utilitarian project to help organize my precious garage real estate. A triple purpose combo mobile base. Storage underneath my Bosch 4100 table saw for dado sets, push sticks, grr-rippers, saw blades, and misc in the 2 drawers. Off to the left side, storage for blade inserts (more to come down the road) and for my Incra miter gauge. With more storage potential underneath the extension wing when I figure out what else should go there (a sled, perhaps). Also, a 5” HVAC ducting underneath the saw blade itself (still gotta figure out how to properly seal the front/rear arc holes…but no biggy since I will temp use duct tape) which feeds into a 6×5x4 wye (the 4” is capped off for future overhead dust collection).
The miter saw is flush with the table saw so I can use the table saw fence as an auxiliary fence. I can also use a 4’ outfeed table piece for left handed support table, as these outfeed tables are not attached to anything so they can be multi-purposed (also doubles as my planer/jointer infeed/outfeed tables). The miter saw itself is on a fliptop to be stowed underneath when needs to be out of the way for table saw usage.
Then I added a downdraft table with 6” HVAC ducting underneath. Was unsure what to put in this spot for a time, til it just seemed “healthier” to have a downdraft table for sanding. This will also double as dust collection for my miter saw eventually.
The frame work is 4”x4” base with multitude of floating tenons on 5” castors. I debated adding more shelves here and there, but weight became a concern to keep it mobile (I do wheel everything outside to wash the floor at times). I can detach the 6” HVAC main feed to this structure to move the base around as I’m just sealing the one joint with duct tape til I can figure out how to make it more… professional, but for now it just works. All other HVAC joints have been since sealed with grey goopie stuff.
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