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Forum topic by Ryan23 posted 12-27-2013 11:37 PM 1729 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2013 11:37 PM

As one of my first woodworking projects (after acquiring a table saw and router) I would like to build the table saw workcenter shown in “Table Saw Secrets” from the editors of Woodsmith. The components I have are a Craftsman Limited Edition 10” table saw model#137.218250 and a Dewalt 616 fixed base router. The router was a Christmas gift. I am looking for ideas, suggestions, recommendations, etc., in regards to design, modifications to the equipment, or anything in general. I do have a somewhat limited budget. Thank you for your assistance.

-- Ryan, South Dakota

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 12:34 AM


Take a look at my shop photos. I have a large tablesaw workcenter that includes a portable outfeed table and marble topped portable sharpening station. I really love it and unless you have a very large shop, Being able to use your outfeed table and sharpening table for assembly, glue up, finishing, etc. along with its primary use is a huge plus. I roll mine around all the time. In all my central workstation that includes the tablesaw, router table/extension table, sharpening table, and outfeed table is about 8’x6’. I love it and I spend 90% of my shop time at that central island or at my bench. I probably have about $50 in the sharpening table and outfeed table combined, mostly in casters. There are lots of ways to repurpose curbside trash and leftover construction material.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 11:05 PM

Thanks Oyster, I like what I see in your shop! I think I am going to try and follow the plan in the magazine with a couple modifications including a fold-down outfeed table. I have enough old counter top left to accomplish that I believe. I would like to construct a Biesemeyer type fence spanning the entire table at some point in the future (when I can afford it), but will have to settle with the current table saw fence I guess. Thanks for your input!

-- Ryan, South Dakota

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