Well, I’ve been working on this project for a little while now. It’s far from complete…I still need to finish adding drawers to the router cabinet, and also decide what I’m going to put on the right side of the table saw (I’m thinking a downdraft table right now, but we’ll see).
I’m not working off of any particular plan…There are quite a few of these workstations on this site as well as out on the web, so if I see something I like, I incorporate…which is probably why I’ve made quite a few mistakes on this one. Really the only requirements I have is that:
- I wanted to keep the saw on its own base (if I took it off the base, it would just be another thing laying around the shop)
- Had to be mobile…you can’t see in these pictures, but there are 4” casters under that bad boy.
The frame is made out of 2×4s with angle iron to support the saw. The router cabinet is made out of MDF. I got some of those confirmat screws at woodcraft the other day, so I decided to try them out of this one. Used in conjunction with some dadoes and rabbets, those really do add a lot of strength.
Anyways, that’s it for now. Gotta go back out and start working on drawers.