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Project by jpc posted 03-19-2010 06:27 PM 4280 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i was able to get me a new table saw with a portion of our tax money, and as tax season approached started working on this cabinet, without knowing how much i could spend and which saw i was going to be able to get, starting it was my first mistake,lol as it sits now its too tall, didnt acount for the saw height being as tall, so gotta figure something out to make it about 3 to 4 inchs shorter, i usually go into things half cocked and pay for it later, but here it is ,ill post more pics and i figure out a way to make it shorter and still have castors, any ideas i could use them thanks for looking

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 06:52 PM

You can use and L-Brase a couple inches on the ends of the base. Move you wheels from the bottom to the L-Brase having only a little wheel extend past the bottom. Hope this helps.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 06:56 PM

hey don’t knock half-cocked, its how i live my life LOL

I’d just call it a learning experience, I usually expect to rebuild stuff like this at least once before i get it right lol :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 07:26 PM

Hey jpc,
Look at the mobile bases in Grizzly. They put the bottom of your cabinet 1 1/4” off the floor. I throw the the steel tubbing away and cut hard wood runners 1” thick x 1 3/4” high. Worked great on my cabinet and I had to get the TS top to 30” to accomodate my wheelchair. I’m a welder, but I figured it was cheaper to buy these than to build my own and they are rated for 500 lbs. The cost of the casters alone was unreal, even at HF> lol Rand

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 07:36 PM

I really like this guys idea. I’m working on building one for my tablesaw and cabinet.

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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Eric in Florida.

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 07:39 PM

How about a raised platform to stand on?
Just a thought.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 08:33 PM

How about keep those cabinets for future purchases. Build a new cabinet at the proper height for your new saw. That way you will always be looking forward to new tool purchases !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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

How about build a sunken top for the saw to sit down in? You might have to sacrifice some or all of the top drawer on the left side.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 11:15 PM

Kind of like jjohnston’s Idea. Have the saw set in the top drawer, let the sawdust fall to the bottom drawer – No mess to clean after you’re done. just empty the drawer !

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 03-20-2010 12:50 AM

Nice looking cabinet!

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#10 posted 03-20-2010 01:05 AM

It’s a beautiful cabinet.

Is there a tool in your shop that is, itself, shorter, that you could use to support THIS base, and then … build another one for the ts, at the ‘proper’ height?

Nice job!

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 03-20-2010 02:05 AM

Cut a hole in the floor!

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#12 posted 03-20-2010 02:55 PM

hey guys thanks a ton for the responces and ideas, ive been going nuts with this, a couple of them i didnt even think of and knew i could count on ya’ll for some help, ill post and tell how i end it up ,,, thanks for helping out

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#13 posted 03-26-2010 03:28 AM

It appears you did a fine job building with the pocket screws, recessed assembly etc. Great Idea for being able to use the space below the area of the saw. You could wear platform shoes.

-- Norman

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#14 posted 03-27-2010 11:18 PM

good job

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