|Project by Jamie McDonald||posted 03-01-2016 03:21 AM||1207 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
So after several years of getting into this hobby I finally decided I needed to add some storage to the shop before I did any other projects. I needed to get it done fast though because of 2 other project deadlines in mid March. I used pocket hole screw construction for almost everything and treated myself to the Festool TS 75 track saw for breaking down sheet goods. 24” ball bearing full extension drawer slides for all drawers.
The table top is a 9ft solid core commercial door that is 1.75 inches thick and 35 inches wide. I spent a bit of time deciding on a few conveniences and one being that I wanted it to be able to roll easily so I mounted it on 8 swivel casters that lock 2 ways. The total heights is 1/8” shorter than my tablesaw so I can use it as an outfeed table. There is also 5 inches of overhang on both sides that I can clamp all around the table. I mounted 5ft power strips on both sides…one power strip plugs into my Festool shop vac so anytime I turn on tools plugged into it my vacuum starts also…I just have to move the vacuum hose to a different tool…that sure is nice! Top left drawer is a down draft sanding table that plugs into a 4” port in the back and hooks up to my cyclone.
My grandfather brought me a good quantity of air-dried cherry from Wisconsin several years ago and I used some for the drawer fronts and wiped som Waterlox on them. For the rest of my life I will look at this and remember my grandfather. I also had to make one “black sheep” drawer handle out of purpleheart just because, and that little detail might be my favorite part.
This was all a really nice upgrade from just having the door laying across 2 saw horses.. I felt like I kept tripping on everything.
Now it’s time to get back to work and stop horsing around…thanks for looking l!
Here are a few more pictures….
I got the idea for the downdraft sanding table from Great Designs from Fine Woodworking Shop Improvements
-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA