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Project by DLCW posted 05-26-2011 11:19 PM 6733 views 38 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my tablesaw setup I did about 4 years ago for my shop. It consists of two cabinets one on each side of the saw. I have a Delta cabinet saw with a 50” Beizmeir (sp?) aftermarket fence that only has a front rail assembly. This was screwed to the face of the cabinets and the tablesaw. The cabinets are made from off-the-shelf borg store 3/4” fir A/C plywood. All construction is dado joints. The drawers run on Accuride full-extension slides. The drawer pulls are the kind that are mounted into the drawer face as opposed to sticking out from the drawer face. The keeps the pulls from getting broken when they are hit with a sheet of plywood or a large heavy board. All the drawers can be configured anyway you can imaging for storing things. The large drawer on the right side has a simple blade holder that stores the vertically in a divider system. Again simple construction using glue and the nail gun. I applied about 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal and it has held up well for many years. The surface is melamine.

I use it for much more the cutting stuff. It makes a great, LARGE, assembly table, workbench, finishing platform (when covered with painters paper) plus other things you can dream of. There is an over the blade guard and dust collector that keeps dust from blowing into my face from the saw blade.

I’ve made a Sketchup model of this and I’m trying to figure out how to make it available for download free. I’ll keep you posted on what I come up with.

Thanks for looking.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"





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cranesgonewild

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 11:40 PM

WOW!!
What a great set up.
Great idea on the drawer pulls. Most people wouldn’t think of that. Well, until they break the first one.
I’ve got to figure out this Sketchup program.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Jack Barnhill

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 11:51 PM

That’s a great work center. I would like to have one of those in my shop. Unfortunately, there would be any room for me. That is really nice though.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 01:04 AM

Don,

That is one great-looking setup on the tablesaw with all the drawers and cabinets. Kind of reminds me of waht I did on mine, but mine’s not quite that extravagent (yet…lol). I too have the Delta cabinet saw and drawers, but you have given me an idea about adding some more to the left side fo the saw…..I do have the room, so after I get over this new hip replacement I just had done, that may be my next project…add-ons. I’m for sure going to make this a favorite, if you don’t mind…..Thanks again for posting….Great job….Rick.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Carwyn Owen

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 01:29 AM

i love this!!!!,
to me your shop is vast, but still nice set up.

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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DLCW

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 01:57 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. It has been a great backup bench/assembly table when I’m doing a lot of pieces for a project.

Jack – the beauty of this setup is that it can be scaled to fit your shop. Once I get the Sketchup model posted – if you use Sketchup – you can download it and tweak it till it fits yous needs.

Rick – I think you will find that having the cabinet to left to hold sheets of plywood is a great addition to the tablesaw. Prior to getting my CNC machine all of my plywood cutting was on the tablesaw.

Youngtimber – thank you for the compliment on the shop. But I’ll tell you one thing – when I get a couple of kitchens going it can get very cramped, very quickly. The only time it seems vast is when I forget something on the other side of the shop and I have to go back and get it (small brain syndrome).

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 05-27-2011 02:46 AM

Don,
You’re very correct about the extra room on the left side….I have an assembly/ worktable that is about 36”x 80” on the left side of the saw in conjunction with left wing, so I have no trouble handling a 4’x 8’ sheet of ply either to the left or right of the blade. Take a look at my shop, and you’ll see what I’m talking about….I just like the addition of the drawers on the left side….But… I have 2 saws back to back, and a 4’x8’ outfeed table to handle anything I throw at them….lol. The old Craftsman is set up to cut dados and rabbits only..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Jorge Velez

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 04:39 AM

I wish I had a shop like yours… it’s very nice work on your table saw assembly…

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 05:34 AM

Very sweet. I love it and all the storage you now have!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Jack Barnhill

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 02:54 PM

I am considering something similar but on a smaller scale. I know it will include my Delta contractors saw, a router table and storage. The exact configuration is still way up in the air. I just know the foot print will be limited to the outer limits of the T2 fence rails.

I’m putting yours in my favorites for future reference.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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DLCW

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#10 posted 05-27-2011 04:51 PM

Here is the update I promised with the location to access the Sketchup model:

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=f78db70b588ee623c497178152d1b7bf

It is in the Google Sketchup 3D Warehouse. I hope you find it useful.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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DLCW

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 04:59 PM

Rick – that is a great looking shop. It is so clean too!!!! I wish I could keep mine clean. I’m working on customer projects contently and never have the time to do a really good cleanup. I love a clean shop, but I guess making a living gets in the way sometimes…..

Jim, Jack and Jorge – thank you for the kind words. I hope this project has helped you in your shop or at least given you some ideas.

A commercial shop is always a joggling act between efficiency, budgets and just plain having time to get these types of projects done to increase the aforementioned challenges. But once they’re done it really makes a difference.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Jack Barnhill

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#12 posted 05-27-2011 05:00 PM

Thanks for the SU model.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 05-28-2011 07:10 PM

Neat idea, you have lots of storage.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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RexMcKinnon

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#14 posted 05-30-2011 10:08 PM

That is about the size of my shop. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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MrDan

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 03:35 AM

Man, that must be a real joy to work on. What a great build!

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