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Project by Roz posted 1461 days ago 3996 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Benchtop Mortising Machine on a lark the other day and had just the right spot to store it in my workbench. The trouble was, that spot was taken up by my chopsaw and I had to figure out what to do with it. My solution was this portable box with a fold out feed table that fits into the space at the end of my bench. I do not use this tool often so this is a good space saving solution for me.

I built the box out of half inch plywood I had laying around the shop and 1×6 shelving. The box rides on 2 1/2 inch locking casters and the feed table folds down beside the bench to allow for storage. The legs of the feed table fold inside the table and each other. When extended they lock into place against stop blocks.

The table is stable enough to allow for the pull out drawer to be fully extended with the chopsaw on it. When the feed table is extended it is even more stable. It also provides storage for a bench grinder.

At the end of the feed table I installed a piece of 1×8 that adjust vertically to hold the material being cut level.
I still need to add a PVC pipe to the end of that adjustable piece to cut down on fricton. The entire thing works well. I stainded it with a little left over exterior house stain.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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Knothead62

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#1 posted 1461 days ago

You are a genius! Thanks for sharing a space-saver idea! Now, do I have any 1/2 inch plywood?????

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1461 days ago

Neat idea!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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grizzman

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#3 posted 1461 days ago

good idea…space saving is always a good thing in the shop…when ya gonna come this way and get some wood…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dan Hux

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#4 posted 1461 days ago

that’s just slick. very smart

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Roz

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#5 posted 1461 days ago

Thanks fellas, Knothead, I don’t feel like a genius, but thanks. Could you tell my wife this?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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BTKS

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#6 posted 1461 days ago

Dan took my comment. Well said Dan.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Roz

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#7 posted 1461 days ago

Hey Grizz, I haven’t been that direction in a while, but have to soon to see my mother. I also have a center Island workstation to build in the kitchen very soon and I have been told I want it to have a wooden top. I am wondering if heart pine would suit that purpose? What do you think?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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yarydoc

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#8 posted 1461 days ago

Nice job Terry and a great way to save space.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1461 days ago

neat design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#10 posted 1461 days ago

Very well designed and built Terry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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workerinwood

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#11 posted 1460 days ago

Good job !! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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grizzman

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#12 posted 1460 days ago

hey terry..this heart pine is rated as hard as oak, so as far as that goes its a plus, then there is the beauty, i think it would be stunning…...just send me a pm if you come this way and want to stop on in…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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RexMcKinnon

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#13 posted 1460 days ago

You can’t use space much better than that.

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

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Roz

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#14 posted 1459 days ago

Thanks guys for looking. Grizz, will do.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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JJohnston

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#15 posted 1459 days ago

Pretty slick. I don’t have a chopsaw, but I do have a space at the end of a bench like this….(wheels turning…)

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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