Table Saw Workstation #2: A Little More Progress...

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Blog entry by raf posted 03-19-2009 04:18 AM 3772 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The router wing Part 2 of Table Saw Workstation series Part 3: Drawer fronts are done. »

Made some progress the past couple of days. Started building the cabinet for the right side of the saw. I had two drawers that were intended for another project, but they were the wrong size so I’m using them here. I built the cabinet to fit the drawers and added a smaller top drawer.

No drawer slides yet…Gotta go buy those still. I was amazed (not in a good way) at the prices for the full extension slides. Once I started adding them up, I had a little sticker shock. But I guess, just like everything else, you get what you pay for.

Anyways, the two boards clamped to the rails are just there so I could get an idea of how long I wanted to make the top.

Comments (good or bad) and suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks for looking.

Shelving on the side


5 comments so far

View oldskoolmodder's profile


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#1 posted 03-19-2009 04:43 AM

You can never have enough storage. It’s gonna be a monster to move around the shop.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 03-19-2009 04:59 AM

Only 2 comments:
1. with all the work you have done, why preserve the stand? I’d fill in the space below the saw with custom cabinetry providing more storage or maybe even a separator to collect most of the big stuff before sending it off to dust collection.
2. Cheap slides- believe it or not, I’d recommend HD. They have good, high quality fully-extensible slides for a lot less than you’d pay at any of the woodworking outlets

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#3 posted 03-19-2009 05:28 AM

Well, since EE brought up the subject of dust collection on your saw, this is what works the best for me, and why. PSI dust hood

View raf's profile


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#4 posted 03-19-2009 03:39 PM

1. I know…I regret that decision now. I decided not to do it because since I work by myself, the thought of actually moving the saw off its base and onto a cabinet was a little daunting (in hindsight…lousy reason). I may still do something about this, but we’ll see.

2. I checked lowes, but they had a lousy selection. I’ll have to check HD.

I like what you did…I may have to “borrow” that. :)

Thanks for the comments.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


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#5 posted 04-06-2009 12:21 AM

Nice work!

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