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Project by Hopdevil posted 12-19-2009 05:17 AM 18023 views 18 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Be gentle! This was my first woodworking project. I just completed it over Thanksgiving. It is a mix of plans from and ShopNotes with my own twists and turns. I built it to replace my old craftsman table saw’s metal stand. I added dust collection underneath, multiple full extension drawers of different sizes and an extension tabletop / work service made of 3 pieces of 3/4 inch plywood covered with laminate. The holes in the top are for clamping projects with C clamps. I replaced the standard fence with a Steel City fence. Boy did that make a difference!


-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 05:22 AM

No I can not be gentle. Wow, you did a awesome, superb job on that cabinet. I love it. Magnificent. Welcome to LJ.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 05:27 AM

It looks good you di a great job, I love the kreg stuff I want to buld a table with that setup I love to use pocket hole .

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 05:29 AM

Great job Buzz

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 05:33 AM

very well done !

no router?

welcome to LJ’s .

-- 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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#5 posted 12-19-2009 05:39 AM

Thanks to all. I thought about the router add in but I already have a Woodpecker metal router table with router lift that I am in the middle of adding drawers to. I’ll post that when I finish it.

-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 06:00 AM

Fantastic Project, I am looking to build something similar. If you don’t mind me asking where did you purchase the table saw fence and approximately how much was it? The fence on my craftsmen table saw is horrible and would love to be able to replace it.

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 07:12 AM

Very nice job. You should be very proud. I especially like the drawer pulls you chose.

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 09:36 AM

WOW ! I cant wait to see your future projects. Great job.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#9 posted 12-19-2009 10:51 AM

Hey Buzz,
Great design and sweet finish…well done.

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#10 posted 12-19-2009 02:05 PM

Buzz, this is a really nice project that adds quite of bit of storage to your saw and improves the functionality of your saw. Making use of “dead” space like you have is a good idea, especially for those of us with smaller shops.

Nice job.

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

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 03:00 PM

Very nice like that the drawers are not all the same size it gives it character.

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

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#12 posted 12-19-2009 03:40 PM

Great Job! A freind is going to give me a radial arm saw, so I will have a project similar to this. I am planning a bunch of storage, and integrating my miter saw close to it along with a router table at one end, and a down draft table with a bench vise at the other end. I think I will use some of your ideas, Thanks for Sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 05:06 PM

Nice looking cart.

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#14 posted 12-19-2009 05:22 PM

I’m with Qmoney on this one. Really functional. Really elegant. Really nice job!!

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 12-19-2009 05:50 PM

Greetings: Cabinet storage is a “must have” in a woodshop, and you “must have” needed them to make such an outstanding set of them. They will serve you well for many long years to come….... keep on keeping on!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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