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Cabinet for my Band Saw

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 09-10-2013 11:13 PM 1290 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I originally organized my workshop, my band saw has lived on a table of sorts that I made from scraps around the shop. The table was not ideal, especially as it was lower than I felt comfortable with. The stand I built for it is basically a twin of the one I built for my drill press, except that I used the bottom compartment to house my shop vacuum.

For now the drawer holds the fence and miter gauge for the saw as well as the allen wrenches that fit it. On one side I put ‘safety’ cup hooks to hand my extra blades. They have a clip that keeps them closed. Because I have a dedicated vacuum on board, I mounted a power strip on one side and plug the saw and vacuum into it.

Most of the time I can use the saw where it’s kept, but if I have anything of size to cut, I can roll it out into the room. Very convenient. Both this and my drill press cabinet were made with one sheet of 1/2 inch plywood each.. I also added a rim molding around the top because when I set down anything like a pencil, it invariably rolls onto the floor.

Extra photos:

I drilled 4 ventilation holes in the back for the vacuum cleaner. I saved the cut outs in case I ever need wheels.

Detail of the cup hook that holds my coiled blades from falling off.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 11:26 PM

Nice job—and, I particularly like your cup hook blade holder. What type of cup hook is that (don’t think I’ve seen one like that before)?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 11:43 PM

HillbillyShooter, The package calls it a 7/8 inch Safety Cup Hook. It’s made by Hillman. I bought it in Lowes.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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CFrye

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#3 posted 09-11-2013 01:37 AM

I saved the cut outs in case I ever need wheels.
Sounds like something I’d do Dave! Nice job incorporating the bandsaw/shopvac into the same cabinet. I’ll have to check out those Safety cup hooks too. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 08:23 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dave Rutan

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#5 posted 09-26-2013 07:13 PM

CFrye, I found a use for some of those cut outs. On my current project in progress the screws for the drawer knobs are too long. It’s a shop project, so instead of cutting the screws, I just put one of those ‘wheels’ on the screw inside the drawer like a thick washer.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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CFrye

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 09:49 PM

Excellent Dave!

-- God bless, Candy

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