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Project by yzf600 posted 04-14-2008 04:15 AM 31862 views 82 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 2nd project.

Once I saw this plan in a book, I knew it was for my shop.

I didn’t have any jigs, so the plywood cuts weren’t 90°, so it didn’t come together like I would have hoped. It may not be super pretty, but it gets the job done and it served as a learning project.

It serves as a nice router table as well. I need to get a better fence on it, though.





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fredf

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 04:30 AM

nice job yzf600,

I’ve got to tackle one of these at some point in the future, I need the storage! I will probably put the router where the fence from the saw will cover it, tho I do have a fence that mounts on tee track that is pretty handy. I also plan on building off the back to enclose the motor to make d/c easier

mdf for top??

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 04:32 AM

This is a great addition to any shop. It adds mobility to your saw and router table. It adds much needed storage space and sheet good support.

Good job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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bobdurnell

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 04:37 AM

Very nice work station. You need not worry about out of square. How many people carry a framing square around with them? Your table looks pretty good to me.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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Bradford

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 04:50 AM

It looks better than what I have been using since discovering that I couldn’t get square no matter how hard I work with my (p.o.s.) craftsman starter contractor table saw. I had to mount a 3/4” sheet of cabinet grade plywood to the top, raise the blade through it, then route a dado for a miter gauge. It has serve it’s purpose for all the projects I’ve posted so far. I was going to upgrade all the way to a $1500 cabinet saw and install the INCRA LSIII positioner with router combo, but blew my engine on my truck, forcing me to repair it or be forced to buy a new car.
Anyway, Your table is awesome, it rocks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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SteveKorz

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 05:01 AM

OK, I need this. I’m looking for storage and organizing solutions for my shop. I have a little floor space to put something like this, and it looks like it is pretty well put together. It looks like a really useful idea, all the way around… good job on its construction.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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GaryK

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 05:39 AM

The thing to make the things. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Topapilot

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 06:12 AM

Nice! Shop projects are great for trying things out and practicing w/o the stress of expecting it to end up in the living room.
Good work.

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 11:45 AM

Nice addition to your shop. Looks like it came out pretty nice and should make live a little easier in the shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#9 posted 04-14-2008 02:18 PM

Great use of space and nice fix for a saw/router combo.You did a nice job in providing additional storage space.
Curious to the dimensions, surface of the table top and did you provide for dust collection??

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 04-14-2008 04:33 PM

There you go, beautiful. Just what we all need. Great idea and well made. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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clieb91

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 03:18 AM

Welcome Aboard.
Great looking solution to a small shop problem.

CtL

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

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Greg Wurst

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#12 posted 04-15-2008 04:33 PM

Very interesting project and one I might have to look into. Also curious about the dust collection if any.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Dadoo

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#13 posted 04-16-2008 08:54 PM

Excellent, and well thought out!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#14 posted 04-20-2008 02:37 AM

What a great idea. You can never have enough cupboards and drawers and its going to keep the little one (huggies) out of your dangerous stuff.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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hasbeen99

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#15 posted 09-18-2008 12:17 AM

I like it! I like it a lot. I need to build something like this for my little saw, and this is almost exactly what I have in mind. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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