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Project by James Lango posted 10-21-2009 07:27 AM 9782 views 22 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The area around and under my table saw, was always cluttered. Used some MDF, Ply, and misc 2×4’s to built this cabinet. Basically just a giant “L” shape that is not attached to the saw itself(semi-portable). The plan was to just update and change out the old outfeed table. After tweaking the outfeed, the whole saw area needed more. I am posting this to give ideas to others. Its thrown together with scraps, and in no way qualifies as a “woodworking” project. lol

Stores all the chiesels, planes, turning tools, and files. Now the wood tools dont have to share space with the auto tools.

The drawers are dovetailed for strength and practice. The raised arch panel was just an experiment. The handles were laying around the shop. Runners are 1/4” x say 1”. Although she’s not a “work of art”, a clean organized shop seems to drawn you in.

I looked for projects similar to this for ideas, and had no luck. Hope someone can use this and expand on it.

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com





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#1 posted 10-21-2009 07:31 AM

Very nice work james

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#2 posted 10-21-2009 07:37 AM

Excellent!
Don’t mind if I copy the design?
Definetely I will make one like this when I shift to my hometown for good!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-21-2009 10:21 AM

Cool idea and nice work. Man I wish I had your space. Was that a grizzly drum sander? I’m looking for which one to buy I need to cut down my sanding time.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 10:54 AM

Hey James,
Nice configuration….well done.

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 11:11 AM

Looks good mate . just bought myself a new (used) table saw and i was trying to work out an outfeed table and some storage ,you have given me a couple of good ideas , thanks

-- Gordon,Sydney ,Australia..Metal for money..Sawdust for love!

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#6 posted 10-21-2009 12:48 PM

James, this is a pretty useful project. It adds functionality to your saw and gives you a nice workspace around it as well. And, of course, what shop does not need more storage space.

Great project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 10-21-2009 01:14 PM

Looks great.
Nice dovetails.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 10-21-2009 02:46 PM

very well done…

-- David '65

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#9 posted 10-21-2009 02:58 PM

Good use for that stuff James.
Nice job!

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#10 posted 10-21-2009 03:10 PM

You can make dovetails in MDF ??!? Cool.

A nice outfeed table is a great addition to your tablesaw – I love mine, and you’ve got some storage to boot!

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#11 posted 10-21-2009 03:40 PM

WTG James. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#12 posted 10-21-2009 03:50 PM

yes- you can Doves in MDF. Really have to pay attention to which way you move the router, or the pins will shoot right off. I found it better to chew out most of the material left to right BEFORE going deep into the templet. MDF doesnt like alot of stress. The draws “should” last a while..

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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#13 posted 10-21-2009 03:59 PM

Great use of left over wood. More storage is always a plus.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 05:44 PM

I’d say that anything you do which requires dovetails..especially in MDF..qualifies as a ‘project’! Nice!

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#15 posted 10-21-2009 06:51 PM

Wow. Totally cool!

Lemme’ ask you a question, though, if I may…

I see that you said Basically just a giant ā€œLā€ shape that is not attached to the saw itself(semi-portable).

But … I’m curious why you didn’t configure it (even if it had to be a 2 or 3-piece design) to create a cabinet for the saw, itself. Isn’t that the idea behind cabinet saws: reduce noise, reduce dust, etc?

Was that a conscious decision or … ?

Very nicely done, though. My question isn’t meant to take anything away from my admiration for your project!

-- -- Neil

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