|Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders||posted 01-22-2010 08:49 AM||34425 views||146 times favorited||63 comments|
Keeping with the theme of my shop cabinets, I used fir for the frames and hardwood for the panels.
The last piece drops down and out of the way so I can increase the floor space in my shop when not in use. It is mounted to the main cabinet with some old door hinges and has a brace that swings into place to hold it up while I put the 2×3 in place for added strength. When not in use, the 2×3 is held in place with rare earth magnets so it is always close by (see pic 4) The top is built the same as all my counter tops in the shop with a brown laminate surface and hardwood edging.
The cabinet is attached to my cabinet saw as seen in pic 5 so I can undo 2 knobs and pull the cabinet away. It is also on leveler feet that I picked up through Lee Valley Tools which allowed me to dial in the table height perfectly.
There is a small amount of storage in the main table allowing me to store jigs, extra blades, and some spare wood. Miter gauge slots were routed into the main table to allow me to use my miter gauge on the saw. This took a bit of planning during the building stages of the table top in order to have fir hardwood showing through in the routed areas.
All in all, it turned out great.. Looks great and has added a degree of safety I didn’t have in my shop (hate using rollers at the back end of the saw as they always seem to get knocked over)
Hope you all enjoy the pics.
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