|Project by JasonD||posted 08-03-2012 03:35 AM||4023 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
Wanting some new cabinets for our laundry room, my wife bought me a new table saw and dado stack for my birthday last month. I mostly work with hand tools and my shop isn’t very big. That meant leaving the new saw sitting on it’s stand in the middle of my shop just wasn’t an option.
So, I took some measurements, grabbed some graph paper and a pencil, and got work on a cart / cabinet that I can roll out of the way when not in use. It’s a simple design. It’s built from a single sheet of 1/2” CDX with a couple of pieces of 2x scrap. The pine wasn’t used so much for structural strength as much as it was for making it easier to attach the door and back panel.
The main carcase was made by laminated the plywood pieces to make the top, bottom, and sides 15/16” thick. It is SOLID and has some good weight to it which handles any possible vibration from the saw much better than the flimsy stand that came with it did.
The carcase sides are glued into dado’s in the top and bottom of the case. To eliminate any sharp edges, I cut a 3/4” radius curve on all the top / bottom corners on the bandsaw, then cleaned them up with a spokeshave, rasp, and cabinet file.
The casters are monster 5” casters that have a dual locking mechanism that prohibits rolling and rotation when locked. The finish is 2 coats of Old Fashioned Milk Paint; soldier blue. The inside of the cabinet hasn’t been painted yet; waiting for my order of white milk paint to come in from Woodcraft some time next week.
The pictures are:
1 – Front view the saw and cart.
2 – Dry fit of the carcase.
3 – The first coat of milk paint.
4 – Side view of the saw and cart.
5 – Close-up of the casters.
6 – Inside of the cabinet which houses my goggles, dust mask, push stick, dado gauge test board, zero clearance inserts for different dado sizes, dado stack set, etc.