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Project by helluvawreck posted 08-10-2010 07:18 PM 3146 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple workbench on casters. There is nothing particularly special about it except for the fact that it will give me 8 badly needed drawers on the in feed side of my table saw and one badly needed door compartment. This is also next to my joiner and lathe. The lathe is just to the left. I hope that it will eliminate me from having to pile stuff on my table saw and other machines and give me a little more organization for my small shop. One picture is the old work bench and the other is the new. I put this work table on casters so that I could pull it away from the wall and occasionally clean up my scrap and sawdust. I like for everything in my shop to be on rollers. The four front casters have locks on them for stability. The cabinet is made from cabinet grade plywood and the drawers are made of maple. The top is a double thickness lamination of plywood with hardwood edges. The finish is just a couple of coats of polyurathane. In the middle opening you see a small cart with my router table. Right around the corner I plan on making a new cart for my router table and it will hold all of my routers, router bits and adjusting tools to replace this one.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 07:51 PM

hellof a table..it would fit in my shop VERY well too..isn’t that funny???? Good job

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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smitty22

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#2 posted 08-10-2010 09:59 PM

Nice cabinet. I too just hate piling stuff on my table saw!

-- Smitty

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Manitario

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 11:25 PM

everyone needs more cabinets on wheels

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Delta356

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 01:41 AM

Really nice shop cart, looks like it would work for everything. Nice…........

Thanks , Michael Frey
FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 08-11-2010 03:26 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 05:40 PM

Must be an epidemic. I also pile stuff on my table saw. Nice cabinet. Good job.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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schloemoe

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#7 posted 08-11-2010 07:47 PM

Good luck with that not piling stuff on you’re table saw . I pile stuff on anything with a flat surface….......................Schloemoe Nice cabinets…........................

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 08-12-2010 02:17 AM

Hey, schloemoe, I haven’t heard from you in a while. Drop me a line. How’s the sawdust shuffleing going? The other day I came up with two piles of sawdust. I had ‘em piled up nice and neat but it was hotter than h+++ so I went out on to the patio to take a break and have a cold beer. I even had my super duper Lowes dustpan all ready to tackle the little devils but, hey, when you need a break you need a break; right? It’s sort of like – when you need to go you need to go; right? The strangest thing happened. I came back into the shop and there were three piles sitting there. Now, that’s a new one on me. Does sawdust actually multiply. I’m a little confused about this because it’s something I haven’t run across yet in my woodworking career. Well, after this, I did the sensible thing. I just closed the shop up for the day and went out and had another beer. LOL.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mytoya

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#9 posted 08-13-2010 07:07 PM

Hey There, You too have a nice shop… The pics I have posted are from 3 years ago after I reorganized. You should see it now. Let’s just say it is messy and worked it…LOL

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 08-13-2010 07:28 PM

Hi, Mytoya. Shops will always be a work in process. I’ve just gotten through with these two cabinets and I’m still going to work on my shop this weekend. I want to get to the point where everything in my shop is essential and has a place. When you have a small shop you have to get rid of all clutter. I’ve looked at your projects and you do very nice work. Thanks for looking at my shop.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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