Quick setup Workbench/Tablesaw ( Project on the project)

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Project by woodworm posted 07-29-2012 07:10 PM 5760 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build “built-in cabinets” and a number of other small furniture for my wife’s 4-room apartment which is on the 4th floor. The apartment is about 35KM away from my present home I live in. I cannot do most of the work in the garrage because my wife bought a new car. I also cannot carry my router table, workbench & tablesaw up to the fourth floor. So I had to make really simple and quick router table, workbench and tablesaw.

The tablesaw is really very quick set up one. I converted the Circular saw into tablesaw dedicated to ripping job only.

Wanna laugh? ok join me, Ha ha ha.
Thanks for looking.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 07:19 PM

No laughing about that. Necessity is the mother of invention and you met the need!! Way to go!!.........Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 07:22 PM

I can enjoy your workbench cum tablesaw as much as I enjoy my leafblower cum dust collector. Whatever works, friend.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 08:01 PM

Cool, Masrol!
Now you have 2 workshops!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 08:09 PM

No laughing here, just admiration. When I was a young boy,7 or 8, my father made a similar tablesaw using his Rockwell saw and a sheet of plywood, only his sat on some milk crates. He built a helofalot from that setup.This has helped me be the carpenter I am today.

It shows the skill of a craftsman to know the many unintended uses for a tool and how to make do with what ya got.

Good work!

And I must say, Nice Splitter!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 08:17 PM

Very innovative and the table saw even has a splitter .
This setup will save a lot of time being right at the work site .
Good thinking, well done .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 07-30-2012 01:33 AM

What an excellent exercise in problem solving. I like the way you tied the sawhorse legs all together to make it solid and got extra mileage out of the brace by using it as a support for the bottom shelf. The longer surfaces should really help in working with larger materials. It is an eminently practical and clever solution to a complex problem. Good luck with the cabinet build.

Thanks for sharing and taking us along on your creative adventures in a land far from my home.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 07-30-2012 03:46 AM

Nothing to laugh about.I also work with simmilar home made table saw with fixed saw and another circular hand saw beside that for angled cuts.I made some cross cut sleds and it serves me perfectly.
Again nothing to laugh about!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-30-2012 01:14 PM

Very good thinking and good use of the tools and materials available.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 07-30-2012 05:54 PM

Very nice! I hope you have air conditioning up on that 4th floor in kuala lumpur


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#10 posted 07-30-2012 06:44 PM

This reminds me of my dads tablesaw from Sears (around 1960). The circular saw mounted under a stamped steel table with brackets and wing nuts. He wore out the saw using building simple cabinets and other projects over the years.

Well done, sir!

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#11 posted 07-30-2012 09:55 PM

I am happy to see there isn’t one comment about guards and other assorted crap.

Well done, My first tablesaw was exactly that. Plunge cut that sucker, and go!

Wait a cotton pickin’ minute, is that a splitter? Hah!, cheater!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#12 posted 07-31-2012 01:29 AM

lumberjoe “I hope you have air conditioning up on that 4th floor in kuala lumpur”...
i dont really need aircon joe, coz the wind seems can’t stop blowing the sawdust through the window.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 07-31-2012 02:15 AM

Great to see improvised solutions!

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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#14 posted 07-31-2012 04:56 AM

Extra point for the splitter

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#15 posted 07-31-2012 03:55 PM

Good thinking. What ever works.

-- Craig

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