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Shop Updates #1: Table saw mobile station

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 06-14-2008 11:22 PM 5649 reads 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i figured that i would start up just a little blog for my shop updates. instead of having a different one for each of the things that i make for my shop i will have one blog and blog about all of them. it may not always be consistent like i am putting in plans for my tablesaw station now but i might not start it for another month and might blog about something else in between but whatever. so now on to my plans for my table saw station.

so here is the overall view

here is the top. i will have the table saw in there it will be a whole 5 feet long so i will have full support for all piece and a router table in the end

now for the router table it will just be a regular router table working off of an auxiliary fence that will attach to my table saw. a dust collection chamber will also be below, i will have no real dust collection in there just it will keep all the dust confined to that area so cleanup with a shop vac will be a breeze.

and last there will be a lot of storage underneath for miter guages, jigs, router bits, routers, and everything else that i can find to put in there. some will be drawers and some will be cabinets and i know which will be which but i just don’t want to go over them now.

so thats it for now. the casters i am getting can undertake a total load of a little over 400 pounds and i think that my finished thing fully loaded shouldn’t weight much more than 300. so thats it for now, just need to get some money in the bank first and then i will start saving up and should have it started in about a month. have a nice weekend everyone!



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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 06-15-2008 12:04 AM

I don’t know how I worked without mine. You’ll definitely enjoy using it. It makes my woodworking experience so much easier and better I should have built one years ago.

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#2 posted 06-15-2008 12:20 AM

Dennis,

Great looking workstation!

A couple of ideas to add to your workstation. If you get casters, make sure they are lockable and located where you can easily get to the locking mechanisms. Also, when making your router table fence, be sure to allow plenty of room “behind” your bit area to allow for larger bits and different cutting depths. Can’t tell for sure from your drawing- is the area at the back of the saw open? You’ll need some sort of access to clean out the saw dust.

Lew

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 06-15-2008 12:23 AM

ya the back of the saw is open for sawdust cleanup, also i allowed about 3 1/2” for bits in the opening on my router table. i might build the router its own fence though now that i think of it. because i think that a table saw fence would be harder to adjust to be flush with the bearings and a standard router table fence might be easier to adjust that way.

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#4 posted 06-15-2008 04:21 AM

I think you are right about the router fence. My first fence was attached to the saw’s rip fence. It worked OK but was too limited for bit size and adjustments. I eventually built one similar to the one on the New Yankee Workshop’s router table.

Lew

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#5 posted 06-15-2008 07:11 PM

Great work!

Thanks for post

Callum

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