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Hand Tool Workbench Table Saw Extension Wing for the Hybrid Woodworker

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Project by Acts65Woodworks posted 10-12-2018 07:12 PM 1327 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently, I’ve become more interested in learning to use hand tools but I don’t have a lot of space in my shop (garage) for a workbench, so I decided to make a hand tool workbench extension wing for my table saw.

Background: I picked up a used Ridgid TS3650 for cheap ($100!) recently on Craigslist with no original stand or extension wings (but with a Biesemeyer fence!). Someone was getting rid of their TV stand and it looked perfect for the base of my cabinet. After modifying/reinforcing it, adding casters, and setting it up for dust collection, I mounted the saw and started working on the workbench extension wing.

I made the workbench top out of three layers layers of plywood glued together, flattened and leveled it and installed my Woden woodworking vise (that I found for free on Craigslist!). I drilled dog holes and now I’m ready to go unplugged!

Next shop project: router table extension wing on the other side

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/





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Darren

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#1 posted 10-12-2018 07:41 PM

Looks handy, good use of the wing space.

-- Darren, KCMO, http://www.popsshop.us

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fivecodys

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 08:02 PM

Nicely done.
Well thought out too.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 08:35 PM



Nicely done.
Well thought out too.

- fivecodys


I really like a “Run whatcha Brung” way of doing things. Great project.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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LastingBuild

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#4 posted 10-12-2018 08:46 PM

Something about hand tool woodworking is really addictive! Nice addition to your shop!

-- LastingBuild

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-12-2018 11:27 PM

Very handy set up .Nice work on it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 06:05 AM

They say necessity is the Mother of invention. You needed, you figured it out. I think nothing of a router table in the end of a TS, why not a workbench, very smart. The re-purposed stand is a winner too.

“Run whatcha Brung” is what it is, to my racing buddy, I can see crossover potential.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 10-13-2018 01:59 PM

Stellar job on the build of your table saw cabinet….That’s the fun part of woodworking….You take what you have and work with it to your advantage to accomplish your goal….Nicely done…!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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SignWave

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 03:14 PM

That looks like a great use of space and very functional. When I just had a contractor saw, I contemplated making something very similar. Planning and execution look great!

I agree with the previous comment that if a router table works in a table saw cabinet, why not a workbench with a vise? Having said that, a router lift on the left hand side might work very well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 03:44 PM


Looks handy, good use of the wing space.

- Darren

Thanks Darren. I wanted to make the most of the extension wing. I spent a while deliberating which side to put it on.

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 03:44 PM


Nicely done.
Well thought out too.

- fivecodys

Thank you fivecodys. I am really excited to put it to use

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 03:45 PM


I really like a “Run whatcha Brung” way of doing things. Great project.

- ralbuck

Thanks ralbuck, it was a fun project

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#12 posted 10-13-2018 03:46 PM


Something about hand tool woodworking is really addictive! Nice addition to your shop!

- LastingBuild

Yeah, there is so much to learn and try

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#13 posted 10-13-2018 03:55 PM



Very handy set up .Nice work on it!!

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks Jim!

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#14 posted 10-13-2018 03:57 PM



They say necessity is the Mother of invention. You needed, you figured it out. I think nothing of a router table in the end of a TS, why not a workbench, very smart. The re-purposed stand is a winner too.

“Run whatcha Brung” is what it is, to my racing buddy, I can see crossover potential.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

Thanks Steven. I haven’t seen too many examples of this type of build, hopefully I’m not missing anything. I’m excited to put it to use

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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Acts65Woodworks

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#15 posted 10-13-2018 03:58 PM


Stellar job on the build of your table saw cabinet….That s the fun part of woodworking….You take what you have and work with it to your advantage to accomplish your goal….Nicely done…!!

- Rick Dennington

Thanks Rick! It was a lot of fun building it

-- Steven, California, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Acts65Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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