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Project by Andrew posted 01-19-2010 02:00 AM 2778 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, it is finnally finished, I have mentioned it numerous times, Here it is. Finnally my Router table, and Mitersaw have a home along with my compressor. The whole is made from 2X4s and scrap. I spent a total of $75 on the whole thing.
$10 screws
$30 vise
$12 hold fast
$5 glue
and $20 on 2X4s. I used a lot of HDs finest cull at $.51 each.
The whole deal is 1/4” lower than my Table saw. The fence for the router table can be used to extend the fence for the Mitersaw, I still need to make the fence extension on the other side that fits into dog holes. Then I will bolt the MS in place. The butcher block contains ash, hickory, cherry, oak, maple and poplar. There is a down draft table, and sander storage behind and under, and none of my sanders are tall enough to get in the way when the DD is in use. I built a chisel rack behind that. There is also a good deal of pegboard. There is a dust port that exits behind the router table and through the pegboard. I think I built in as much function as I could into a 9 foot table. Incedentally the green drawer under the router table is from my old dresser. I know it is not pretty, but it is solid and utillitarean.
I now have a good place to dut dovetails.

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





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Garyb6

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 02:13 AM

Nice job!. Looks very functional. As they say necessity is the motherhood of invention and that’s one mother of a workstation.

Gary

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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woodworm

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 02:28 AM

Great work ! Very nice Router Table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 02:54 AM

nice work station

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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swarb

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 03:56 AM

Cool looking work station, well done!

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#5 posted 01-19-2010 04:56 AM

Nice workstation and good combination of tools. Never thought of the router table and miter station. Will have to remember that one.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 01-19-2010 01:52 PM

Good use of your space>

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Andrew

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#7 posted 01-19-2010 03:03 PM

Thanks for the comments guys, some other notes on this project, The butherblock is 27” X 27” and 2 1/4” thick. Almost all of the wood came from scraps my freind Doug donated 2 years ago, the rest came from my own scraps. It took about 2 1/2 weeks to build, but that was due to a cold snap here in minnesota, my garage was somewhere aroung 10 degrees, and limited shop time to about 30 – 40 minutes at a time, also rechargeble batteries don’t seem to last long at that temp.

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

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#8 posted 01-19-2010 05:07 PM

Hi Andrew,
I really like the setup, seems like a very efficient use of space. You mention that the vise was only 30 dollars, can you provide some information on this. I’m in the market for a basic vise, but haven’t seen a price that good.
Thanks, Dan

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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#9 posted 01-19-2010 07:48 PM

Hi Andrew,
I like your set up. A good design well made.
Joe.

-- To finish something you must first start!

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pommy

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#10 posted 01-19-2010 08:01 PM

Hi Andy i see you shimmed your chop saw to level it how about shimming the legs on your stand if that makes sence then you can hot glue them in place so they dont move again

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#11 posted 01-19-2010 08:03 PM

What’s the R2D2 looking thing clamped to the miter saw table?

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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Andrew

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#12 posted 01-19-2010 08:19 PM

Thanks, Pommy, did I mention that my garage was about 10 degrees at the high while I was building it. Technique goes out the window during periods of Hypothermia, The lega are acrually shimmed, then screwed to the front and side boards on the bottom and then it was too late to shim more. Once I make the miter saw fence extension for the butcher block, then I will bolt everything down, and clean up the shims.
JJ- R2D2 is a clamp clamp ( holds and rotates an F style clamp), I kind of just put it there as its home was destroyed to make this bench. It hasn’t gotten in the way, but I should find a new home for it. Thanks for the comments.

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

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pommy

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#13 posted 01-19-2010 08:23 PM

Andy you could always build yourself a new shop LOL

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Andrew

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#14 posted 01-19-2010 08:33 PM

I intend to. But that is about 8 years away, let me tell you about it… ....... ....... ..................... ............. ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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

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pommy

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#15 posted 01-19-2010 08:36 PM

you and me both mate i would love to extend my tiny workshop but you know the wife wont let me LOL

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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