|Project by rweitz||posted 03-13-2011 09:22 AM||4325 views||16 times favorited||8 comments|
So this is the basis for my table saw now. I put some info on my blogs when this was in the building stages. I still plan on making outfeeds for it and need to clean up the wiring but the base is done and finished so I’m posting that today.
I started this project with the idea coming from the “Table Saw Secrets” mag from Woodsmith, their Table saw workcenter plans and modded it to fit my TS and vac basically reversing the drawers and shelf units to make it all work. Used 3/4 MDF mostly and some scraps of plywood for the last bit of the doors under the router. Stained it all in red and black the sealed the MDF with water based poly brushed on, just one coat to help with the durability a bit.
I used an old bedframe for the metal base so I could have long legs on the locking wheels to let me get my feet under the base and easily access the locks. Added the vac to the base so it would roll around with the TS and have that long vac tube so I can clean the whole shop from that same vac.
I also added that yellow box, the iVac, to the back for automatically turning on the vac when I use either the TS or the router. Also adding a power strip to allow shutting down the power to the tools when changing blades and bits with out completely unplugging everything. Once those wires are tucked in it will be better looking. I plan on hanging my extension cords just below the box on that side panel when it actually is unplugged.
Future addons will be that outfeed and tool holders for the things that I find I need near at hand when I’m using the workcenter.
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