|Project by emetric||posted 03-21-2011 02:59 AM||7453 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this extension table for my cabinet saw. When I am using my saw, I can never find my push sticks and zcis, tape measures, etc so I built in a tray that I can store these things in. I placed the tray just outside of the usual rip size of 24” (I seem to rip less than this more often than not). I also need to add some legs, but I am still on the fence as to whether I want to keep the saw mobile or set it up stationary. I made this using materials that I already had ( I only had to buy a scrap piece of mdf from home depot for $2.01+tax). I have been trying to make things using what I already have (which is why I used two different laminates). I looked around my garage and noticed that I am becoming something of a cut-off junkie. I have scraps and cut-offs everywhere, so I am trying to use them up instead of finding somehwere to store them (not like I have a shortage of storage space… yeah right). Anyway, just thought I would share and maybe some of you might find this helpful.
*side note: You might also have noticed that I upgraded the standard rails of my Delta T2 to give me a rip capacity of 49” using 2” square tubing and 2” angle iron. This is very easy and inexpensive to do, I think it cost me about $40. The last two pics show the saw as it was equipped originally with a woodstock international magna set fence.
I have added the legs to the saw and made the decision to make it stationary. I also added a cabinet underneath the extension table as well a nifty outfeed table which I also posted separately. Please excuse the mess, after checking out many of your immaculately organized shops I tried for months to organize mine (which got me no where). I realized that I had been happily making sawdust in my messy shop and that I was wasting valuable shop time cleaning, so I decided to go back to happily making sawdust in my messy shop and I am OK with that.
-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway