|Forum topic by Tony1212||posted 02-08-2016 04:34 PM||579 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-08-2016 04:34 PM
This is a picture of my table saw/jointer cart as I got it from my grandfather. I have since replaced the original fence with a Vega Pro 40. It’s a bit hard to see, but he made it by welding up some angle iron.
This cart offers no storage or dust collection options, so I aim to fix that with cabinet/cart. I plan to build a platform with casters to roll it around my shop and build a cabinet for each component (jointer, table saw, drawers/cabinets. router) that would be glued and screwed to each other and the platform.
I was hoping to use 1/2” cabinet grade plywood from a BORG for the cabinet carcasses mainly to help save on weight (and saving on cost would be nice, too) since they would be glued and screwed together. Should 1/2” plywood work in this case or is it too flimsy and I should stick with 3/4”?
The total size of the cart would be 75” long (from the left edge of the jointer to the end of the fence rail) by 40” deep (from the front of the table saw to the back of the motor). The cabinets under the jointer and table saw would be 23” high and the drawer cabinet and router table would be 36”high. I would be removing the table saw wings seen in the picture.
-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs