|Project by zzzzdoc||posted 04-03-2011 04:59 AM||9332 views||26 times favorited||21 comments|
I’m like most of you. Trying to get every square inch out of using my garage as a workshop. Plus, I need to park my car in here. I also have lots of machines that use up tons of space.
I really wanted to get a drum sander, but had no floor space for it. So I took 3/4” plywood sheets and fit them to the top of my two tool cabinets. These were bolted to the metal top of the tool cabinets with 3/8” bolts, nuts, and washers. I then took a 1/2” piece of plywood and ran it the entire length of both carts and screwed it to the 3/4” plywood in many, many locations. Don’t want this lifting up with the big, heavy lever arm that the equipment presents.
Now I cut 1-3/4” butcher block tops for each piece of equipment, the Jet 16/32 Drum Sander, the Festool Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw, and a third pull-out of butcher block for future needs.
Each piece of butcher block slides out on Accuride 9301 heavy-duty slides, which are rated up to 500 lbs each. They are secured with 1/4” bolts, and are going nowhere.
Now I can independently pull out the SCMS for long pieces and not have it hit the cabinet next to it, or pull out the drum sander only when needed.
Simple, but very effective space saver. Plus rock solid
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