Table Saw Workstation

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Project by SirSeth posted 04-13-2017 08:30 PM 1479 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finished (for now) with my workstation and fence. I plan to add drawers to the front and rear wide cubicles later. All recycled materials except for 2 sheets of 3/4” ply for the top and the locking casters (that work very well).

The saw is a Delta Contractors saw model 34-444. Decent motor. Cleaned and lubed it after purchasing on Craig’s list for $160. The fence system was actually not bad, but not a good match for the size of this table and the solid top. It required a rear bar that I didn’t want to cut out for and the travel would have been short of the width of the bench.

I’d not made a lot of box type projects. I could have used a dado stack. I mostly used butt joints. It’s strong and very stable due to the layout; more sure joints would have been even better. Everything is glued and screwed except for the top which can be replaced easily.

The fence is loosely patterned off of Wooden Tool Man’s youtube video. Works well. I’m excited to have the power and table surface after using a Shopsmith for years. It cuts smoothly and now I have so much storage that can be moved around very easily, that I just go out to the shop to gaze. ;)

Hope you like it and that it gives you ideas for your project. Let me know if you have questions.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 09:38 PM

Great looking workstation. I’m looking to upgrade the one I built and this has inspired me to create a similar top. Thanks for posting :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 09:47 PM

This is a very nice table saw base.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 03:14 AM

Nice project. A great upgrade to your shop!

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

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#4 posted 04-14-2017 03:31 AM

From one Seth to another….Great job! I want to do something similar now


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#5 posted 04-14-2017 10:14 AM

I have used a 34-444 since the 1980’s. It has served me extremely well. I have been pondering getting it off it’s legs and making a cabinet like this, so your post is giving me a push to do it.

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#6 posted 04-14-2017 11:29 AM

cool … with unusual color

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 04-14-2017 01:59 PM

Very nice one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 04-15-2017 02:22 AM

Thanks. It was easier to do then I thought it would be. The fence works well. I still hate finishing work and poly drying times in 55 degree weather, but overall, it’s a huge upgrade for me and the total cost was about $50.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#9 posted 04-15-2017 10:19 AM

Nice set, I like those colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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