|Project by Thinkerf||posted 07-06-2013 01:42 AM||4446 views||35 times favorited||17 comments|
Its been a long time coming but I finally got sick of listening to all the negative news on TV and locked myself in the shop till this was done…only kidding, but I promised myself this about a year ago and I just finished it today. Sold my 12” Rigid saw on the rolling stand because it was just too big for my little shop. Got lucky on kjiji and found a Bosch GCM12SD still in the box at a great price. The cantilevered action allowed me to put it right up against the wall and save a huge amount of room. It’s a well made piece of equipment and I love it. The new saw inspired me to get going on the work station. Fairly simple design..not unlike many others you have probably seen. Made of solid core Baltic and MDF with oak edging on the work surfaces and facing on the cabinet fronts. Doors are oak rails & stile frame with birch veneer 1/4 ply for the panels. I incorporated a dust removal duct at the back which I can attach to my system and I think I will install deflector panels on either side to help collect the spray of saw dust. The trickiest part was aligning the fence and shimming the saw so that it was exactly even with the cabinet work surface but time and patients (and a few kind words) got the job done. Installed the Kreg fence system on the top and it works well. Cabinets on either side were designed to store some portable shop equipment (oscillating spindle sander and a bench-top mortise machine). Had to use some pretty heavy duty slides to support the weight but I am pleased with how it all turned out. Look forward to using it for the next project (china cabinet). Cheers, Thinkerf.