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Project by James posted 06-05-2009 03:00 AM 2390 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my table saw / router table workbench. It’s on wheels, and slides back into the wall to match countertops that line two walls of my 2 car garage.

When I built this it was all free material leftover from a job. I built it rather quickly and didnt have a lot of 2×4’s so it has sagged in the middle a little bit. But hey I had zero cost in material and this bench has served me quite well over the years.

The table saw has a little dust chute that traps falling sawdust and chips into a tray that can be removed and dumped. My fence is just a 2×4 with oak runners underneath that slide into routed tracks. Yeah, I have to measure distance to the blade each time i change rip widths, but when I upgrade my saw and router table I plan to build a new table and go all out with metal miter gauge tracks locking knobs fancy fences the whole 9 yards.

For those with cramped space I highly reccomend going with something like this. Probably the best thing I’ve ever dreamed up. Beats unfolding saw and table stands just to make a few cuts and then folding them back up and storing them. Looks nice too when you clean the garage up and tuck it away against the wall for get-togethers.

Its not real fancy yet, but when my four kids all move out (youngest is 4!) and I can afford the fancy stuff, it should be pretty slick.

-- James, Bluffton, IN





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patron

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#1 posted 06-05-2009 03:27 AM

good job ,
the price is right .
i’ve made tablesaws out of skillsaws ,
and a jointer out of routers ,
and a ” bandsaw ” out of a jig saw !
it’s all about using the tools at hand ,
and your brain !
.
keep it up , your day is coming ,
get ready for it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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RobH

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 04:57 AM

Hey, free is good. It is fun to see how much mileage you can get out of free stuff.

Thanks for sharing.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 01:10 PM

Multi-functional and mobile…cool job.

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 03:05 PM

Hey, free is my middle name!
Your design is really smart.
Good Job!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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puzzled

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 03:53 PM

Great job! I had a similar situation with the space issue and created a table saw/router/work bench into one. They are a great way to save space.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 03:57 PM

well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-06-2009 03:54 PM

Great job, looks like it is ready for years of use.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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