LumberJocks

Table Saw Work Station

  • Advertise with us
Project by phil619 posted 06-05-2011 01:25 AM 22407 views 201 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project idea I got from WOOD magazine. I modified the plans to suit my needs. Since I share the garage with my wife, I have to set up shop on the drive way. I wanted a mobile work center where I could perform several operations and store the tools I frequently use. The table saw is a Ridgid TS3650 upgraded with a Beisemeyer fence and outfitted with a Bench Dog router table extension. The work top is a solid core door banded with walnut with a 9” Rockler vise. The edge banding and drawer fronts are maple. The drawer pulls are walnut, and the cabinet case is MDO plywood.

-- Building fine furniture in my driveway.





44 comments so far

View Roger's profile

Roger

14447 posts in 1441 days


#1 posted 06-05-2011 01:37 AM

very very nice. I’ve liked this idea from the git go in Wood. The vise is a great addition also. I like what you’ve done with all of it. I know you’ll be liking it a lot

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View cranesgonewild's profile

cranesgonewild

344 posts in 1545 days


#2 posted 06-05-2011 01:43 AM

Great job.
I’ve never seen anyone remove the legs of a 3650, which is a good saw on it’s own. But, I like this set up a lot better. I recognized the base of this right away. I built the same one, but with the flip top table. It’s in my blog. Seeing this, makes me want to finish mine.
Nice touch, adding the vise on the end.

-- I'm a Fungi --

View Woodwrecker's profile

Woodwrecker

3591 posts in 2213 days


#3 posted 06-05-2011 01:46 AM

Great project!
That packs a lot of woodworking in to one unit.
Very smart idea.
I have been trying to compact my new shop space to fit my needs.

Now, where the heck have you been?
One project posted in almost 2 1/2 years?! LOL

Let’s start seeing some cool projects being knocked out with that awesome workstation!
You have no excuses with that set up now!

-- Having fun...Eric

View Gary's profile

Gary

7126 posts in 2070 days


#4 posted 06-05-2011 01:54 AM

Quite a project. You sure did a good job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2310 days


#5 posted 06-05-2011 01:55 AM

Thats a neat idea.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View StumpyNubs's profile

StumpyNubs

6176 posts in 1438 days


#6 posted 06-05-2011 02:02 AM

I LOVE IT! A while back I took both my two big Delta contractor’s saws and bolted the cast iron tops side by side into one big double bladed saw, then threw out the legs and made a base cabinet with a giant bench like yours. It works fantastic!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

View marksalot2005's profile

marksalot2005

64 posts in 1919 days


#7 posted 06-05-2011 02:08 AM

Excellent Job, Very Beautiful Cabinet, I am making mine from leftover wood scraps, Kind of like Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors”. But it will be very useful just as yours will be now. Great job.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2723 days


#8 posted 06-05-2011 02:18 AM

Wow. Impressive work station! Very very nice.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View Jack Barnhill's profile

Jack Barnhill

366 posts in 2003 days


#9 posted 06-05-2011 02:19 AM

Another great project and some more great ideas. I put it in my favorites.

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

View Jeremy Greiner's profile

Jeremy Greiner

568 posts in 1409 days


#10 posted 06-05-2011 03:45 AM

That looks fantastic,
I want to build something similliar around my Jet JPS, may I ask what issue of Wood magazine was this from?

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

View bigfish_95008's profile

bigfish_95008

250 posts in 1741 days


#11 posted 06-05-2011 04:17 AM

You sure have a lot goin on there! Nicely done.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

View phil619's profile

phil619

35 posts in 2089 days


#12 posted 06-05-2011 05:44 AM

Jeremy, the project was in Oct. 2003 and in Best-Ever Workshops 2008.

-- Building fine furniture in my driveway.

View phil619's profile

phil619

35 posts in 2089 days


#13 posted 06-05-2011 05:47 AM

I’m sorry Woodwrecker. I promise to do better. LOL

-- Building fine furniture in my driveway.

View devann's profile

devann

1735 posts in 1330 days


#14 posted 06-05-2011 06:20 AM

My what an impressive looking rig. You have built yourself something that should be putting a smile on your face for a long time. enjoy.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View Bsmith's profile

Bsmith

300 posts in 1308 days


#15 posted 06-05-2011 06:32 AM

Do you remember what issue? I’ve been think of doing that and yours convinced be to go ahead. Very nice.

-- Bryan

showing 1 through 15 of 44 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase