|Forum topic by Josh||posted 02-16-2010 07:20 PM||1299 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-16-2010 07:20 PM
I’m working on building a mobile workstation, similar to ones that people have made here where you put your table saw and mount your router. Anyway, I have a left ‘cabinet’ and then a middle ‘cabinet’ where the table saw will sit and a right ‘cabinet’ where I’ll mount my router. My left cabinet is only 5 1/2 inches wide but 24 inches deep (28 inches high). I’ve never had a work station before and I don’t have all that many tools right now but I want my design to be effective and practical as I get further along in woodworking.
So the question is, a) should I just make three or four drawers in the 5 1/2 inch side that are 24 inches deep or b) make a set of drawers that are 5 1/2 inches wide and say 13 inches deep and then make a second set on the back side of the station to that are 5 1/2 and 9 inches deep and use those as storage for things I wouldn’t use that often.
Like I said, I’m new so I don’t know what tools fall into the category ‘things I don’t use often’ but I’m sure there is something. I guess the other problem I’m having with making this decision is I don’t want to buy drawer slides that are 22 inches if the things I’m going to be putting into the drawer are things that I’m not going to use that ofte. Other than chisels, the only thing I can think of is making a drawer to hold router bits.
So, what advice do ya’ll have?
-- Josh, South Jordan Utah