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Project by ruizd posted 256 days ago 3355 views 25 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to building a table saw cabinet for my Ridgid table saw. What I did not like about the original saw stand is all the wasted space under the saw. I was also inspired by a youtube video of another similar saw cabinet. I am glad I used used six locking castors to support the saw’s weight and when they are all locked the saw does not move and is very stable. I did the test where you stand a nickel on edge on the saw table and it did not fall over when I turned on and off saw several times. It turned out to be 3/4” higher than the original stand because I had decided to use 3/4 plywood blocks to attach the castors to the base for added stability and was able to use longer lag bolts. I hardly notice the saw being slightly higher. I am once again pleased that I did this and can’t wait to use it for my next project to put it through the test.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!





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Robsshop

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#1 posted 256 days ago

Great looking TS upgrade ! I am sure You will make good use of it on future projects. That is something You should be happy with, Nice work !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Tugboater78

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#2 posted 256 days ago

very nice i made one myself a while back, probably watched the same video/s mine is nowhere near finished though, due to work schedule all i got was the framework and dust collection finished.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 256 days ago

Great job on the base… Looks really nice… I thought this looked fimilar as I have the saw & changed mine up some as well. I put a base and router table on it. I’m about to get rid of mine and upgrade to a 3 or 5 Hp one in the next month or so. I have 2 buddies with this same saw. Ill have to show them this. I am jealous though on your fence… Always wanted a big B…. Enjoy…..

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

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 256 days ago

This looks great! Congratulations on a super project.
I have to get busy and build one of these for my old Craftsman Contractors saw!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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thelt

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#5 posted 256 days ago

That looks fantastic. Like the Master Sergeant, I’m going to do the same with my old Craftsman Contractor’s saw.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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ruizd

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#6 posted 255 days ago

Thanks all for the positive feedback. There seems to be an issue with the site as I can’t see any images. I can’t see any of the other great projects on here at this time. Hopefully the site managers will fix the issue real soon.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!

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Penl8the

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#7 posted 254 days ago

Wow. I love this design. Do you mind posting the Youtube video link that you saw?

Branden

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ruizd

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#8 posted 254 days ago

I got the idea from this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgfXn9xJSc0&list=WLF2648A209C113DC3

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!

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JReed3

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#9 posted 254 days ago

This is very nice. When I get a break on Christmas projects this is next. I really like the way it looks. My saw is very stable on the legs but a mess with saw dust under it. I like the way the hose comes into the back of the cabinet to remove whatever debris settles below the table.

I see that you have the top portion of the cabinet under the saw slanted back for the dust collector. Good idea. Do you know if you get very much dust build up on the area under the saw that is not on the slanted back portion?

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 254 days ago

This will make a nice addition to your shop. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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majuvla

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#11 posted 253 days ago

Home made monster!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Surfside

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#12 posted 253 days ago

Wow! That’s an awesome working asset in your shop. Just superb.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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ruizd

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#13 posted 253 days ago

Thanks again all for the feedback.

JReed3 – I designed the opening on the top of the cabinet about 8 – 9 ” wide to allow most of the saw dust to fall down into the slanted dust ramp so I am able to capture about 60% of the saw dust. My saw has a blade cover that helps direct the saw dust downward. Is does a pretty descent job but what I like the most is no more saw dust under the stand like before. It was a pain to vacuum under the original saw stand. Thanks.

-- Dan - A good day is when you are done in the woodshop with all your fingers still attached!

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UglySign

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#14 posted 182 days ago

Hey Dan

Is that the Biesemeyer BC30 fence setup? Im having a tough time finding out
the overall width a BC30 setup would be on Delta Contractors saw from the late
late 80’s. After all these years I finally dug out that thing and waiting for the BC30
to arrive 1/29. I guess ill find out tomoro. I too plan to build a beast as such to fit
within a 1-car garage. Should be fun.

Kudos!

-- Pinstripe Vector Graphics - http://TheUglyVector.com

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leeman

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#15 posted 89 days ago

This is very rare and you can’t almost find it from any woodworking store, but similar stuff are in use by several lumber and woodworking stores,, if I am not mistaken a stuff being used by http://caldwells.com/ is like this but more modern.

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