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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 11-02-2017 05:07 PM 1220 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys,

In case you haven’t noticed I have been working on my workshop to-do list for a while and next on my list was a Table saw Accessories cart, something that I can place directly under the right side of my table saw so as that I didn’t have to keep walking out of my way every time I needed to use an accessory for the saw, ie Dado stack, push stick or a million other tools I use with this machine.

So I started looking online and I found this excellent plan that they wanted $9.95 for on Woodstore.net, I wasn’t paying that since I had to change the dimensions of the cart. But if your interested in purchasing the plans I included a link above.

Oh I just found a free copy of the plans mentioned above but obviously Lumberjocks.com doesn’t allow me to attach it here, so if someone wants the plans I can email them, so just drop me a message and I’ll send them to you

So I used the concept and went to Sketchup to determine the dimensions of my unit. But I made an error and I will tell you about that in a minute,

My error was that instead of actually measuring the right side of the table saw I used my owners manual and got the right side dimensions from there, not taking into consideration the Bevel handle on my table saw sticks out 7”, oh well lesson learned.

Materials:
2 Sheets of 3/4” plywood
1/2 sheet of 1/2” plywood
4 22” Full extension drawer slides
3 lengths of 1×2 pine
9’ of oak I used scrap pieces I had lying around

Build: 1. I’m not going into too much detail because its basically a cabinet on wheels with 4 drawers. I wanted to stagger the drawers so as that there was a good bit of height in between each drawer to fit some tall items in the drawers. The cabinet has a face from made from the 1×2 I purchased

2. I used biscuits and pocket holes to build the basic cabinet, and used iron on edging to cut the visible plywood edges

3. The drawers aren’t anything fancy and each drawer front has a different dimension 2”, 3”, 4”and 5” oak fronts, the drawer assemblies again are with pocket holes.

4. The doors were originally meant to be just plywood panels with iron on edging to pretty up the plywood edges but I wanted it to have a more appealing look, after all it did cost me a pretty penny. So I decided to put 3/4” oak inlays into the panel, staying 2” from outside edge, and it looks pretty good, I have never done any inlay work before and its not perfect but again another learning experience.

5. Casters: I purchased 2” casters because I didn’t think the unit would be that heavy but I will need to attach bigger casters down the road as it ways a ton with all the drawers and tools inside.

6. Blade storage came out awesome and It wasn’t even my idea I came across a YouTube video made by “I build It” while researching this project and came across it and it works awesome, I have included a YouTube video link in case you want to try it… its basically a bottomless drawer on full extension drawer slides with kerf cuts cut into a million different pieces, it took a while but totally worth it

6. Door pulls: I decided to make my own. It couldn’t be easier. I used some 1×2 oak, ripped a 10 degree bevel on each side, round the edges with a 1/8” router bit on the router table, sanded it and attached it to the door panels with (2) 1 1/4” screws.

7. Last but not least I put 3 coats of Polycrylic and sanded with 220 grit between each coat and it came out great, I am glad this came out ok because I was getting to the point to spending all this money building projects only for the finish to come out subpar..

Lastly I have included some build pics below


Push stick drawer

Zero Clearance insert drawer

Blade drawer, includes my 2 10” blades and all the Dado stack components

Miter Guage drawer


Carcass assembled

Door fronts , I was putting the 2nd coat of Polycrylic in this pic

The door handles, a close up of the finished article

I think the overall cost of the project was around $150 but its worth every penny. Anyway I didn’t intend on the project post to be this long, but there you have it. I am going to be taking a break for a little while why I navigate setting up my own website with GoDaddy.. its another woodworking project but 100% on the computer.

Have a great day
Ed

-- Ed





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AshTheArtist

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 07:10 PM

Great Job. Looks awesome. I’m using a Husky drawer tool cabinet instead in that place but now I might make a new one :) Did you think about leaving out the doors?

-- Ash @ touchwoodarts

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 11-02-2017 07:38 PM

Your getting organized Ed! The cabinet looks great now your shoes will last longer! LOL!!! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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richardchaos

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#3 posted 11-02-2017 07:50 PM

Nice RIDGID table saw hey let me say….. OH never mind!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#4 posted 11-02-2017 07:50 PM

NICE work but I would have gone with just drawers NO DOORS seems to be one extra step to get to your stuff.

I bet we both get our 100 pound full extension drawer slides form the same place… E-BAY!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#5 posted 11-02-2017 07:53 PM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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jimintx

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#6 posted 11-02-2017 07:55 PM

Very nice work. You will love having it, and be proud to show it off.

A question, please:
What are those discs – not blades – in blade drawer rack?
I count 7 of them. I’d guess from the photo they are about 4, or so, inches in diameter.
I cannot think of what they might be.

Thank you for showing this on the LJ forums.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#7 posted 11-02-2017 08:34 PM


Very nice work. You will love having it, and be proud to show it off.

A question, please:
What are those discs – not blades – in blade drawer rack?
I count 7 of them. I d guess from the photo they are about 4, or so, inches in diameter.
I cannot think of what they might be.

Thank you for showing this on the LJ forums.

- jimintx

Hi

I use the 8” “Freud dado stack dado stack and they are the shims they vary in thickness but are use to provide a wider cut.. there is a link above showing a pic

-- Ed

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#8 posted 11-02-2017 08:47 PM



Great Job. Looks awesome. I m using a Husky drawer tool cabinet instead in that place but now I might make a new one :) Did you think about leaving out the doors?

- AshTheArtist


Thanks!!! To be honest I did think about it but since my shop has no dust collection yet I figured to the doors on them and if I didn’t like them it’s only 6 little screws to take them off

-- Ed

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 11-02-2017 08:47 PM



Your getting organized Ed! The cabinet looks great now your shoes will last longer! LOL!!! Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C


To be sure Tony … Thanks very much

-- Ed

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#10 posted 11-02-2017 09:42 PM



NICE work but I would have gone with just drawers NO DOORS seems to be one extra step to get to your stuff.

I bet we both get our 100 pound full extension drawer slides form the same place… E-BAY!

- richardchaos


Nope I don’t get them on eBay !!!! I like the doors it keeps dust off my tools since I don’t have DC yet

-- Ed

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#11 posted 11-02-2017 09:45 PM



Very nice.

- WayneC


Thanks Wayne

-- Ed

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 11-03-2017 02:07 AM

Nice work, have one with all drawers and can say it has helped greatly over the years.

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

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#13 posted 11-03-2017 02:37 AM



Nice work, have one with all drawers and can say it has helped greatly over the years.

- woodbutcherbynight


Thanks very much

-- Ed

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 11-03-2017 03:12 AM

good idea better then having a drawer FULL of dust ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#15 posted 11-03-2017 03:15 AM



good idea better then having a drawer FULL of dust ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER


Thanks I couldn’t agree more… thanks for the support GR8HUNTER

-- Ed

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