|Project by Chuck McIntyre||posted 08-17-2015 08:21 PM||2087 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I spent the last couple weekends getting this put together. I had been struggling with cutting sheet goods on my Dewalt and wanted a dedicated left-side support. My crosscut sled also felt pretty sketchy at times due to the left-side fence extension. I will post that up shortly. In addition, I also had table saw accessories all over the shop that were rarely, if ever, within arm’s reach. A couple drawers under the saw took care of that issue.
The left side support cabinet seemed like a good place to stash the compressor. It seems as though I have been constantly tripping over it. My only concern is heat build-up but, considering how infrequently I use it, I am not overly concerned about it right now. I drilled a handful of vent holes in the back to help with air flow and I figure I can always mount a PC fan in there down the road if needed. I may or may nor put a door on it. The air hose hanger on the back is only temporary. I still need to route some dust collection hose right where the air hose is currently hanging. I have all the stuff to do it – just ran put of energy. I am also going to mount a power strip on the shallow panel to the left of where the air hose is hanging.
This is actually the first part of a two-part project. I will be making an outfeed / glue-up / assembly table to pair up with it in the next few weeks.
Please feel free to leave any comments. I appreciate the criticism as well any positive feedback.
Update – I added the power strip and a section of dust collection hose this afternoon. I’ve been using the Dust Right quick connect system from Rockler. I put their adapter that will take a standard 4” hose on one end and their Dust Right handle on the other in a spring clip attached to the back. Not particularly impressed with the spring clip as the weight of that heavy Rockler hose tends to pull on it too much. I will probably replace that in short order. You can see the modification in the last picture.
I need to come up with another solution for the air hose. I am building an out feed table this weekend. The air hose may get incorporated into that. I’m planning to overhang the work surface on the out feed table by about a foot where it meets the table saw in order to leave extra room for the dust collection hose.
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