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Project by DRSWoody posted 12-28-2016 05:01 PM 1931 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This saw base cabinet I built last summer gives me lots of storage for tablesaw and router accessories. The extreme left door has a sheet metal set at a 45 degree slant to funnel sawdust down to the central sawdust system. I have a remote switch for the sawdust system at the miter saw and table saw. Sawdust system also carries the planer and jointer all with blast gates for all.
The extreme right door houses a Freud router and lift. Sawdust collection for the router is attached to a shopvac with a remote switch.
The cabinet is mounted on 3 inch rubber casters with foot locks. This allows easy access for any maintenance required to the back of the table saw. I love my epoxy floor but it’s so slick the casters will slide a little even when the casters are locked. So I have to recenter it every couple of weeks.
The outfeed table is 4’ 6” from the back of the saw blade. That allows 8 ft material to stay on the table without falling off the end when ripping on the tablesaw. It’s 5 ft wide to allow for support for long material going through the router. It has a melamine top and a full shelf under it about a foot above the floor for additional storage space.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa





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EarlS

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#1 posted 12-28-2016 06:27 PM

I need to build something like that for my table saw. Do you have pictures of the compartments with the doors open?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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woodworkerguyca

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#2 posted 12-28-2016 09:25 PM

That is one fine looking workstation
How is the router fence adjusted?

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 12-28-2016 11:47 PM

I have been thinking of getting my Bosch TS off the fold up wheeled stand on this looking like it might work. Thanks for sharing your ideas and build with us

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Patrick's work shop

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#4 posted 12-29-2016 01:07 AM

very nice

-- Patrick's work shop

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DRSWoody

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#5 posted 12-29-2016 03:33 AM

Earl- I don’t have pictures with the doors open but it has router bits and wrenches, Bosch Laminate router. 8 inch Freud dado set, 2-digital angle gauges for tablesaw angles and depth. Magnetic feather boards and other misc accessories.

Woodworker guy- The router fence has 2 slots behind it with washered bolts under the table so it slides as needed and locks in place with 2 hand grip knobs.
The face of the fence has slides also to allow for different router bit sizes. The horizontal aluminum T groove in the center of the face accepts feather boards to hold material flat to the table.
This is my 3rd rendition of router table fences and it seems to work pretty well—-Thanks to all for your interest and take a look at my pretty Grand Daughter. (Proud Grandpa)

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 12-29-2016 03:58 AM

Nice work. Nothing like being organized so you can get on with the real task at hand, making sawdust.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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dmo0430

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#7 posted 12-29-2016 01:45 PM



I need to build something like that for my table saw. Do you have pictures of the compartments with the doors open?

- EarlS


I would also appreciate seeing the doors open and maybe a little more how you built it. Overall nice job! I’m in the process of building one myself though it’s on pause right now.

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kocgolf

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#8 posted 12-29-2016 01:53 PM

What an excellent base station. I have a saw on wheels with a router station built in, but have been trying to figure out how to add a cabinet to the router area and maintain mobility. Maybe I just need to build an entirely new station under it all like you have. That’s cool.

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EarlS

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#9 posted 12-29-2016 06:15 PM

I’m very curious about the door that is directly below the saw. Did you add an access door to the table saw motor and dust collection area?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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DRSWoody

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#10 posted 12-31-2016 02:43 AM

Earl—
The big door directly below the saw is access to the sawdust system.Gravity flow down a 45 degree sheet metal slide to the central sawdust 4” flex pipe The wheels under the cabinet allows me to roll it out to access the motor and belt that are encased in a box with a removable lid. I’ll try to take some more pictures in a couple of months when I get back from Tucson escaping the Iowa winter.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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DRSWoody

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#11 posted 01-12-2017 02:07 AM



Earl—
The big door directly below the saw is access to the sawdust system.Gravity flow down a 45 degree sheet metal slide to the central sawdust 4” flex pipe The wheels under the cabinet allows me to roll it out to access the motor and belt that are encased in a box with a removable lid. I ll try to take some more pictures in a couple of months when I get back from Tucson escaping the Iowa winter.

- DRSWoody


-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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