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Tablesaw mobile base, router table extention wing & folding outfeed table

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Project by Asher posted 1885 days ago 13708 views 30 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this mobile base because I was not happy with any of the store bought ones I had tried. I also had bought this Frued 2 1/4 hp router combo kit from woodcraft when they were on sell during christmas. If you did not buy one you missed out. This thing came with an aluminum base plate for table mounting. It has height adjustment and bit change above the table. It also came with a plunge base. All that for $150 dollars, I could kick myself for not buying two. All these up grades had been in the design stage for years. My shop constist of my 16’ x 22’ carport. And all my tools have to fit into the 6’ x 16’ storage room on the end of it. So having all these upgrades in a small package was a must. The base made of yellow pine and all joints are mortisted and tennon with 3” srews for added strength. I also added 1/4” steel corner brackets to help support the weight. The base has 6 swivel casters, 4 of wich are double locking on the ends. There is a set on the right side under the plywood for extra support. The router table extention wing is constructed from two pieces of 3/4” melamine laminated together and hard maple along the edges. The outfeed table was constructed useing a tortion box method. It is flat, sturdy and rather light weight for it’s size. I attached it to the cabinet of the saw with KV folding bracket. The last two pictures are during a work setion before the up grades. I stll have to construct the router talbe fence and a box under it for dust collection. That is when I get a dust collector. Hope all you jocks enjoy.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1885 days ago

Hey Asher
Very nice moblie stand and outfeed it looks great. Super buy on the router set up. Well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jimmy

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#2 posted 1885 days ago

great job. how does the saw do? i was at the local sears and noticed it is on clearance for 700 and i am thinking about upgrading from my delta 36-650 to a cabinet. plus my fence broke and it seems like a good deal. thanks

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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screwge

78 posts in 1887 days


#3 posted 1885 days ago

Great job! I’m not especially happy with my ts’s mobile base. gives me inspiration

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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BeachedBones

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#4 posted 1885 days ago

Very nicely done, looks good and sturdy.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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Asher

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#5 posted 1884 days ago

Jimmy if you are looking to upgrade, this saw is an excellent choice. I have had mine for about 4 yrs with no real problems. It is a little under powered compared to the Powermatic 66 I use at work. But that is comparing apples to oranges. One day I plan to convert it over to 220 and see if it does not give it a little boost. If you can get this saw for $700, you need to have gotten it like yesterday. Hope I helped.

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flcopper169

179 posts in 1936 days


#6 posted 1884 days ago

Great project… Unique design…. I like it…

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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Emeralds

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#7 posted 1884 days ago

Great looking mods, I agree that the majority of the commercially available mobile base kits are pretty much inadequate so I too build my own. That’s a fantastic snag on the router kit too. I’ve been looking and looking but don’t seem to find those fantastic deals in time. Well they say all good things come to those who wait, in my case I guess it’s “and wait, and wait, and wait…..”

Cheers

-- JMP

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 1884 days ago

Neat, strong, tidy design….well done.

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DavidFisher

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#9 posted 1884 days ago

Very cool. I work in a similar conditions. I have a 9×10 room off of my carport. How long does it take you to get all that out and useable?

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Asher

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#10 posted 1883 days ago

David, It is good to know i am not the only one who is a carport wood jock. It is not that tough to get set up to work. The two tables you see live right outside the storage room door under the carport. The fun part is putting everything back up after an 8 hr day in the Alabama summer heat.

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mmh

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#11 posted 1837 days ago

Hey, very nice set up. I could use one of those!

What, don’t they have A/C in Alabama? With the concrete floor and surrounding structure, I wonder if you can enclose the area for a nice indoor workshop? It’s only time & money! }:)~

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1833 days ago

Nice shop, Asher. I love your mobile base.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jefftodd

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#13 posted 1832 days ago

I bought the same saw and am in search of the perfect base design – yours may be IT Asher! Don’t suppose you have any additional or up close pics do you? Trying to figure out where to start!

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EltonHammond

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#14 posted 1809 days ago

Looks like a well done design with good cost control. If you want to see one that went slightly “over budget” but works really well for me, please visit http://www.mobileworkshop.ca and let me know what you think.

-- Elton K Hammond

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jefftodd

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#15 posted 1808 days ago

Very impressive Elton – and nice pics too. After waiting several weeks for replacement and missing parts to arrive for mine, I finally finished setting up the saw yesterday. Now I begin building the base, and will definitely borrow some ideas from you, if I may. You don’t happen to have any “during” pics do you? I’m especially interested in the basic structure – and how to keep these things low to the ground, while engineering a way to keep the casters on the ends, without the whole thing bowing in the middle over time.

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