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Forum topic by totalrewind posted 02-15-2017 05:56 PM 573 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2017 05:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: workshop cabinets station workbench bench question organization

Hey all, I’m planning my next workshop makeover and I’m looking for feedback on my idea.

The concept is to move away from the typical massive all-in-one tablesaw station and towards modular roll-around cabinets similar to:

Some of my design sketches are attached. You can see that there are these unique holes beneath the tabletop that allow standard 1 5/8 fence pipe (or electrical conduit) to slide inside. These pipes can be locked in place with knobs (not pictured).

The advantages I’m hoping to achieve by this are:
1) Optional infeed/outfeed/side supports. Each of the outfeed supports can be flipped vertically to act as side supports.
2) The poles can be slid through, allowing the cabinets can be carried Old Testament style for moving over rugged terrain, up stairs, or lifted into the back of a truck.
3) Allows cabinets to be locked together closely or at a distance. (works with infeed/outfeed supports)

Of course the downsides are that the sliders use up some storage space, and I can see building a lot of tiny slider boxes being a pain.


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#1 posted 02-15-2017 07:14 PM

That is seriously clever. You really don’t loose too much storage space. The area between the pole pockets looks like it want to be a shallow drawer.

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 10:37 PM

Very cool idea. Especially in a small shop. I could see using one as a miter saw station with slide out wings.
Very clever !

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