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Project by Dwayne posted 04-10-2013 11:06 PM 1835 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have a lower end table saw that I have worked like a reliable mule. I have made a zero clearance insert and now this mobile base cabinet. I could get myself to buy 4 expensive wheels and cheap swivels would wobble. So to cheaper fixed wheels work like a charm. I open the door and the handle slides out through an open mortis with a bolt to keep it from sliding all the way out. Not sure if I explained that well. I have 2 full extension drawers to install for jigs, push blocks, and such. May put a notch in the door so I can pull the handle out with the door shut. I thought about I walling a drawer style knob so I can pull it out and put it back all the way behind the door. But i I rolled it all over and took it for a spin on rough drive way and it did well. So for as much and as far as I have to go I kinda like a solid door. I made this cabinet as cheap as possible is why it’s MDF. Figured I would get it done after a year of wanting to do it and my saw would poop out. I had to buy 2 wheels, 1 sheet of 3/4 MDF, and some paint. I had everything else on hand. The medal stand was a big wast of space. And if the saw goes my drill press will fit nicely on it.





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Dwayne

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 11:51 PM

After reviewing my post and seeing all the grammar errors I may not post from my phone anymore. Also I need to proof read my post.

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 12:13 AM

Nice stand Dwayne… I did something simular for my low end saw as well. It is well worth the time and effort just wished mine had turned out as well as yours. Great job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 12:28 AM

Nice job on the base Dwayne. Don’t worry about the type o’s we all do it. Hope you don’t mind me flipping your pic’s for a better view?

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Dwayne

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 12:32 AM

Sweet! Thanks for putting them right side up. I didn’t know how to do it.

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 12:40 AM

Your very welcome Dwayne! Did you use an iPhone to take the shots?

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mark Gipson

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 12:50 AM

Good idea. I am going to be building a version of the ShopNotes mobile base for my saw soon. My metal stand is just wasted space and wobbles too much if I raise it high enough to be comfortable.

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Dwayne

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 12:56 AM

Yes I used an iPhone. I have for all my pics and this was the only one sideways. Must have took it sideways. I have looked at may mobile cabinets for tablesaw and there are some sweet ones out there. I made a cut list for the sides and bottom then just improvised. I need to stop doing that. Gets me in trouble often.

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 04-11-2013 01:10 AM

I to sometimes hold my iPhone upright to shoot a pic. I have to keep reminding myself to keep the home button to my right hand.
That handle idea is cool! Makes it easy to move the saw!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 04-11-2013 04:48 AM

Nice mobile base cabinet for your saw.

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 04:53 PM

Great idea with the handle and a nice saw cabinet too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Amoc

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#11 posted 04-11-2013 09:00 PM

I like it. I have been mulling over doing something with my craftsman contractor saw. It too has the metal base and the bag that catches the sawdust but not crazy about it.

Do you have a catch basket for the sawdust or do you just open her up and sweep it?

Thank you for the ideas!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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Dwayne

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#12 posted 04-11-2013 10:21 PM

Amoc I have a dust collector I hook up that gets the majority of the dust. Any that falls under the saw I can access through the back of the saw where the opening for the dust collection port that have an arc for when the blade is tilted. Not a lot of dust falls with the dust collector on. But I figured I’ll just keep it cleaned up.

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