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Project by sgtq posted 1057 days ago 4640 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided last night to build my first band saw box…...... that project turned into this. I was finally sick of dragging my craftsman 12 inch bandsaw out of the corner on its rickity legs so I decided to build it a rolling cart….. that turned into a one stop mobile work station for my scroll saw, drill press, bandsaw, woodstorage,vacuum station and clamp rack lol. After completing it I decided to build my first drill press table which is also shown in the pics, its quite simple but works alot better than not having one. the drill press and scrollsaw are held in place with wing nuts so they can easily be moved if needed. All in all it was a fun 2 days of building and it so much easier to get to everything now. Thanks for looking.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton





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clieb91

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#1 posted 1057 days ago

sgtq, I like your thinking.

I have that exact bandsaw. I also have one multi-tool table in my shop already. I had not given much thought to the bandsaw becoming part of one until just now. How did you support the saw underneath? I have been pushing around my own router table, this may be a great time to put a few more tools into one place.

Hope that bandsaw box came out alright after all the other accessory building. Looks liek a pretty good drill press table, every extra bit of space helps.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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terry603

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#2 posted 1057 days ago

well thought out,i like it

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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sgtq

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#3 posted 1056 days ago

@cleib91, here is a couple of pics of underneath, basicall I framed the outside rim of the band saw and attached the saw to the wood using the same holes that were attached to the legs, and a couple of the others, basically anywhere a hole touched wood it got a bolt or lag screw. I than built the table around that frame. Hope this helps. And I never started the bandsaw box due to all of this lol, I’ll probably get one done next weekend.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 1056 days ago

Very nice. I predict you will like this approach.

Mine is different (band saw, scroll saw, combo sander, table top random orbital sander, bench grinder and drill press) but the same basic concept. I love it.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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redryder

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#5 posted 1056 days ago

All for one and one for all….....

-- mike...............

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1056 days ago

Wow, you all think alike. Great “pig”...................Jim

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

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David Grimes

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#7 posted 1056 days ago

@redryder,

I’m so glad you posted with pic. I saw yours then forgot to favorite it, then later could not find it. Yours inspired mine (except mine is rolling), but the stations around the post did it for me. Thanks. :=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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amagineer

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#8 posted 1056 days ago

I love portability. I have a small shop in the cellar and have all my power tools on moveable bases.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1056 days ago

That had to add a lot of organization to your shop and no doubt that it will pay for itself a number of times.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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StumpyNubs

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#10 posted 1056 days ago

I once started to build a box… and a year later I had a house… never did finish that box…

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tjocpa

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#11 posted 1056 days ago

That is great. It’s kinda like a poor mans ShopSmith!

-- Tom O'Neil, Celtic Saw Guy

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 1056 days ago

Why do ya’ll call it “the Pig”? I’m guess I’m a hog, cause all my shop tools are too big, and wouldn’t fit on a table like that…...Why Pig?

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

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sgtq

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#13 posted 1056 days ago

@Rick, I dont know just cause its so big. I know a guy that used to call his dumptruck the pig so I thought it fit.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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cmiller

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#14 posted 1056 days ago

That’s pretty great and I love that you call it The Pig.

-- -caleb

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Todd Adair

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#15 posted 1055 days ago

Awesome. Great use of space. Organization makes everything a bit easier. My shop (still under construction) is located in my two car garage and every inch of space is valuable. This gives me some great ideas for some of my tools. Thanks.

-- Todd Adair, Suwanee, Ga.

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