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Project by ca8920 posted 01-04-2016 12:26 AM 4531 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well with the silly season over I finally had a chance to finish a couple of shop upgrade projects. I upgraded my Rigid table saw by adding a sled with 4” casters, and a 4” vacuum chamber under the saw. I then added drawers to each side of the saw for storage. I upgraded one of my work areas adding drawers to hold turning blanks and pen kits, then I upgraded my drill press by adding some storage of it’s own for blocks and my pen drilling clamp.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch





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MadMark

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 12:42 AM

Very nice work.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 12:43 AM

Super job on the table saw cart!

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Roger

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 01:35 AM

Nice build. I’ve done drawers similar to this before. they work gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 02:33 AM

Nice

-- rob, ont,canada

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 04:24 AM

looks like you put the base on particle board of mdf.
if so, it won’t hold the weight of the unit for long on the wheels, ply would but not the other 2.

-- Jeff NJ

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ca8920

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#6 posted 01-04-2016 04:30 AM

The base is MDF. I didn’t trust the MDF to support the weight so there are two extra 4” wheels under the saw. The support framing hides the wheels.


looks like you put the base on particle board of mdf.
if so, it won t hold the weight of the unit for long on the wheels, ply would but not the other 2.

- woodchuckerNJ


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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ca8920

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 04:37 AM

The base is MDF. I didn’t trust the MDF to support the weight so there are two extra 4” wheels under the saw. The support framing hides the wheels.


looks like you put the base on particle board of mdf.
if so, it won t hold the weight of the unit for long on the wheels, ply would but not the other 2.

- woodchuckerNJ


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 04:15 PM

You did a fine jo bon this and it’s a great organizational addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 06:53 PM

Very nice job, I love these organization projects, but I rarely find myself dedicating the time to them. Always too many other projects on the go.

Curious, with how you have enclosed the rear of your table saw for dust collection are you able to tilt the saw still?

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#10 posted 01-04-2016 09:19 PM

Awesome job on the cart. Like the nice clear appearance

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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ca8920

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#11 posted 01-05-2016 12:53 AM

The back of the table saw is enclosed with a couple of pieces of hard board with magnetic tape super glued to them. When I want to tilt the saw blade, I simply remove the hard board for the cuts, that is if I remember. Note the gouges in the hard board, I tend to forget that whole removal thingy.

Chris


Very nice job, I love these organization projects, but I rarely find myself dedicating the time to them. Always too many other projects on the go.

Curious, with how you have enclosed the rear of your table saw for dust collection are you able to tilt the saw still?

- DalyArcher


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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