|Project by ADHDan||posted 01-28-2013 02:07 PM||968 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
After I made my flip-top toolbench for my miter saw and planer, I didn’t know what to do with my old miter saw toolcart. It was a basic open cabinet with a shelf in the center, but it was sturdy and level and I didn’t want to throw it out. I also didn’t have time to turn it into anything too special.
So, I added several layers of tabletop (top layer 1” melamine) to get it the same height as my table saw, installed some wooden rails inside, and knocked together four drawers with scrap wood and pocket screws. For a three-hour project, I got me a rolling, locking table saw extension with drawers.
And those drawers turned out to be spectacular – no longer do I have push sticks and blocks, featherboards, dado blades, etc. littering around the saw; all of my TS accessories are right in the top drawer. (The rest of them are crammed with junk, until I get some time to do a reorg.)
This has turned my R4512 into a formidable setup with a flip-up rear extension (with miter slots) and two rolling extensions for side/front/whatever (they also serve as assembly tables in a pinch).
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.