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Forum topic by Jim posted 03-12-2014 02:46 PM 2951 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2014 02:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw extension router homemade rolling base cabinet base dust collection detachable extension table table saw delta carpenters saw delta carpenter

Hey everyone, next month I’m moving into a new house and that means a new shop. I currently own a Delta 36-982 carpenters saw. The wood extension table to cutters right is cracked, so I need a new extension there. So happens I also need a router table, and, I’m going to be a little tight on space. So my plan is to build a mobile cabinet base replacing the steel legs on the table now. This base will also support the weight of the added router and add dust collection throughout.

here is my saw

Questions:
Is replacing this base a dumb idea? Do you guys think it would be a downgrade?

Do you have any ideas / thoughts on base design?

I’m also planning an extension table / assembly table, not fixed to the saw, but one that can mate with the saw with some toggle clamps when being used as as extension table.

I’ve also been busy saving ideas to my Woodshop and Woodworking Pinterest boards (seriously this is a great tool)

here are the links
http://www.pinterest.com/GRJim/woodworking/
http://www.pinterest.com/GRJim/woodshop/

Thanks for any help. I’ll begin posting pictures of shop build out from scratch here next month!

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft


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#1 posted 03-12-2014 02:50 PM

I just found this, almost exactly what I was thinking.

http://www.binkyswoodworking.com/TblSawCab.php

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 02:51 PM

A bench dog ProMAX would be amazing, but it’s pricey
http://www.rockler.com/bench-dogreg-promax-cast-router-table-extension-for-table-saws-40-102-router-table-package-with-plate

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 02:52 PM

I like this table idea, but I’m thinking I’ll just use my Biesemeyer fence and an attachement for the router fence.

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 03:29 PM

You’ll never miss those legs once you build a cabinet under your saw and put in lots of drawers.
Great place to store all of the accessories.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 03:33 PM

I don’t think that replacing the base is a bad idea at all. If you put nice castors on it then you won’t have any problem moving it. Jay Bates on youtube made a good mobile base for his table saw, similar to the one that you have a picture of on top. He has 3 videos of it on youtube you could check out. I have a craftsman 21833 and have considered doing the same thing to it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 06:18 PM

Does Jay Bates (smart guy, good ideas!) work in a kitchen?

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 06:54 PM

Yes Jim. I believe he is a property manager at a apartment complex so he uses a spare apartment for his work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 03-12-2014 07:00 PM

Aah thanks, then that makes sense. I have a bit of cabinet background, and seeing him do his base with 2×6’s makes me think my initial plan of using ply may not be tough enough.

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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