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RobH

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2203 days ago

Hey all,

I am trying to design a shop cabinet to use my planer, oscillating spindle sander, disk/belt sander, and scroll saw on. Because of the wide variety of tools, I need the top of this cabinet to adjust to two heights. I prefer something that would slide up and lock into place, or something like that. I have a couple of ideas, but nothing solid.

Are there any ideas on how to accomplish this? I would greatly appreciate any ideas.

Thanks in advance,

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA


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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 2203 days ago

Maybe this will help:

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#2 posted 2203 days ago

hi greg

well im impressed that looks just the sort of thing i’m looking for

thanks andy

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#3 posted 2203 days ago

Since it looks like you are going to use a lot of different tools and will have to store them somewhere.

Have you thought about making a base for each different tool. This way you could make the height correct for each one.

You could make the way they mount to the cabinet identical.

You could then make a storage cabinet to store all you pre-mounted tools in to save space by stacking them up.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 2203 days ago

i like the telescoping router table design. but you could add more positive stops like it has there and lable them for each tool.

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tenontim

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#5 posted 2203 days ago

I like Gary’s low tech idea.

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RobH

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#6 posted 2203 days ago

Gary,

I would love to have the ability to do that, but I am consolidating into this one cabinet to save space in my two car shop. I have started having to share space with too many kid’s toys. I would also like to get a workbench in there so I can start working on some chairs and stools.

What I am actually doing is making a tall cabinet to hold all of the tools. Then the tools will be placed on this one table to be used. They will be placed back in the cabinet when the job is done. With all of the tools stored in the cabinet I can use this smaller cabinet as an assembly table, a finish table, or some other type of work surface.

I wish I had all the space I needed, but I am starting to get enough that I need to double up my on my space and use all of my space twice.

Thanks for the input, I had not thought of that option. I was going WAY too complicated.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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GaryK

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#7 posted 2203 days ago

I thought that was what I was describing.
My last sentence was “You could then make a storage cabinet to store all you pre-mounted tools in to save space by stacking them up”. Wouldn’t this be the tall cabinet you described?

Am I mis-understanding your wanting to make one cabinet to store your tools and one cabinet to mount your tools to use one at a time?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 2191 days ago

maybe something like my assembly table?

Assembly table 1

Table 2

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#9 posted 2158 days ago

must be you found a way to solve your tool issues by now : 0

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