|Project by whope||posted 07-28-2015 12:36 PM||1887 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
The legs that came with my Craftsman TS had wheels, but they were cheap and next to useless. Since my shop is small, I’ve been wanting to put it on a cart. So when I moved my shop, I took the opportunity to build one. I added features as I was motivated, so the cart slowly developed over about 4 months.
Most of my shop enhancements that I come up with on my own have a base design and the rest, I just figure out as I go and use scraps at hand. So sometimes they aren’t as pretty as most. They meet my needs.
The base frame members are made of 2, 3/4” plywood sandwiched together. The TS itself sits on a dust collection box. There’s a small shelf in front of the saw for blade changing tools. Under that I store dado sets, TS inserts and feather boards. On the left side of the box, I put a LED strip I had laying around as a ‘power applied’ light.
There are two outlets. Each is split so one is on and the other is controlled by a paddle switch. One for the TS and one for the router.
I have a sanding table extension on the right and under that is my blade storage (an earlier project that was designed to be added) and a small shelf for push blocks. The miters sit on top of these two pieces.
I have a router table to the left and I built dust collection around the opening. There is a small shelf between the TS and this box to store the router fence and height adjustment rod.
On the back side are three dust collection ports so I can attach the dust collector based on the task. Under the sanding table is another shelf where I put shoe boxes to store my router bits, forstner bits and other things. Dovetail jig sits on top of that.
There is a short outfeed table that supports cutting pieces up to 4 feet. There is a small dust collection port ‘downwind’ of the router to catch stuff coming off the table.
The cart is solid, easy to move and once the wheels are locked, I forget that it is a cart.
Thanks for looking.
-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.