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Tom Bloom

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1242 days ago

I recently was looking at several woodworking mag. and found an article on how to make a mobile base for a table saw in a way that the casters were inside table legs. Can anyone help me with which mag. this was in?

Thanks for the help.

-- The cost of a thing is the amount, of what I call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.


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mathom7

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#1 posted 1242 days ago

I saw one of those designs in the latest Wood special edition. Not sure what it was precisely called, but, it’s their updated shop setup collection.

There is a storage cart on the cover.

Sorry I can’t be more exact.

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#2 posted 1242 days ago

Check out the Shop Fox at Grizzly. I have three of them and love them.

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#3 posted 1242 days ago

Thanks for the leads. I did pick up a copy of Wood Best Home Shop Ideas. I really liked the out feed table that stow over the table saw. The Shop Fox base looks pretty good I may have to look close at them.

-- The cost of a thing is the amount, of what I call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 1242 days ago

Tom, What I like about the Shop Fox is I was able to throw the steel tubing away and cut 1’ x 1 7/8” hardwood for the stretchers and make every thing nice and snug fitting. There is very little weight on the stretchers and 99% on the corners over the casters. I used some Mahogany for all of mine.

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#5 posted 1241 days ago

lilredweldingrod

Replacing the tubing does sound like a good idea. Does your mobile base keep the wheels inside the table saw legs? I’m trying to keep the saw foot print as small as possible so I can store more mobile cabinets under the saw table.

-- The cost of a thing is the amount, of what I call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

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floridagramps

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#6 posted 1235 days ago

Ditto on Shop Fox. My TS is 400 lbs+. I first wasted $125 on 6/4 oak and built my own which flexxed. I recently built a 3 drawer cabinet on casters that attacches to shop fox base via bolts and plastic handles. When I pull out the saw for use this cabinet comes along. Very handy. When I need to open door and clean out base of TS this piggy back cabinet detaches easiliy.

I like the idea of using hardwood stretchers with Shopfox casters. I plan on building a supersized router table in the fall and will use this approach. Woodpeckers sells a 53” x 27” router table top that I have earmarked for this project. This new shop addition will replace a smaller router table and a seldom used assembly table and will be configured to facilitate pocket hole joinery.

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#7 posted 1224 days ago

floridagramps
Both your cabinet and router table sound great. How about a few photos.

-- The cost of a thing is the amount, of what I call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

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