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Project by Jetlag posted 03-01-2014 11:13 AM 2690 views 30 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first mod. in the shop. It’s maple ply, hard maple, walnut and cherry. It was a fun and challenging build. It took little longer than planned but it all works great. The idea for the pivoting trestle foot came from an ad in the back of a wood mag.





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Robsshop

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 12:46 PM

Wow, you have put some overtime in that mod ! And from where I sit ,looks like a keeper. Very nice work and finish, you have taken your saw stop to higher calling!

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

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kiefer

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 01:08 PM

That is one nice setup very well done .

-- Kiefer 松

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 01:15 PM

Very nicely designed and built.

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

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 01:22 PM

That’s amazing. I can never bring myself to put that amount of work into a shop mod. I would never have time to make any projects.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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RodMcc

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 02:08 PM

Very cool mobile base with so much built into it. Beautiful craftsmanship and execution!

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-01-2014 02:18 PM

That is like a 747 of table saws. Super build and setup.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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steve_in_ohio

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#7 posted 03-01-2014 02:36 PM

wow, that is huge. that will give you a lot of storage. great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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TimWood

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#8 posted 03-01-2014 02:54 PM

You know a project is great when you get to the end of the pictures and say “NOOOO…MOREEEE” – (and you didn’t post but 5 pictures!!! You had 6!!! :)....) and you want to make a comment but can’t find a word or phrase that does the project justice. It’s like driving an average car and then climbing into my daughter’s Land Rover that looks like a Space Shuttle cockpit. Your project is far and above…..everything….

-- Tim Harrelson

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NickyP

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#9 posted 03-01-2014 03:21 PM

OUTSTANDING sir! You must be very proud and I of course am well beyond envious. How many times & for what duration’s of time have you come out and “gloated” over the “woodworker’s dream”? Also – when are you having your local friends over for the drooling party? Remember to pass out towels at the door before they enter & have plenty of water available. Hell, I’m starting to salivate! WOW! Well done Jetlag.

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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489tad

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#10 posted 03-01-2014 03:24 PM

You did a fantastic job. Impressive, very impressive.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 03-01-2014 03:26 PM

A super design and build done in style.Very cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SawdustTX

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#12 posted 03-01-2014 03:38 PM

Beautiful! And some great design features. I keep going back and finding more great ideas from this build.

I’m very interested in the support arm for your outfeed table. Any chance you could post a couple better pics of how that works? I need to build the same for my planer extension wings.

What’s the “pivoting trestle foot”? I couldn’t figure that one out…

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woodchuckerNJ

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#13 posted 03-01-2014 04:12 PM

Very nice, I have done the same with the tripod leg system, it works great. But I put limiters on mine so it won’t tip, I guess having the 500lb saw covers most of that.. but just in case you are struggling with that see http://imgur.com/a/eliXC#6

Really nice build… be careful with the router table, if you suck the air out of the cabinet, your are starving the motor for cooling air… generally the routers push air from the motor to the bit, so if you are sucking air out, you may wind up overheating your router.

-- Jeff NJ

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Steve

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#14 posted 03-01-2014 04:16 PM

Very nice indeed.

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Greg In Maryland

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#15 posted 03-01-2014 05:37 PM

Holy moly, that’s a work station. You should attach blue lights underneath and spinners, and take it cruising.

Well done.

Greg

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