|Forum topic by Steveg1||posted 01-23-2012 06:51 AM||2518 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-23-2012 06:51 AM
In the beginning there was the shop. Over the years it accumulated more and more stuff; machines, parts, lumber, unfinished projects…well you get the idea. I have decided that it is no longer okay to just push stuff around, I need a plan. My shop is in the basement of my home. It is 10 1/2 feet wide by 28 feet long. Most, but not all my machines are on mobile bases. Here is my first request.
My 24 inch Delta Milwaukee scroll saw needs a mobile base. I have a huge box of inherited casters and thought I’d simply put them on the base. I did that last night and the machine is no longer steady, though the front casters lock. Since this machine base is standard on many Delta machines, I thought someone might have a good way of keeping it both mobile and stable.
My table saw, a 60’s era Craftsman 100 is on wheels, but they don’t lock. It’s time to seriously revisit a better mobile system for the saw.
I just bought a dust deputy and need to box in the table saw for dust collection. The saw has a number of curves and sits on a rather unique (original) stand and before I go about building the box, would like some ideas on how to proceed. My thoughts, cribbed from Fine Woodworking May/June 2009, include an outfeed table that extends past the motor. The box enclosing the motor hangs from the outfeed table. This design makes me think about including my router table with the table saw. Suggestions please.
I will have many more questions, but these are the ones I want to solve first.
-- Steve, Dewitt NY, Retired and ready to make more sawdust.