OK. Going to start a new blog here.
As some of you may know, a few years ago I built a very extensive cabinet / router table / Infeed Table / Outfeed Table for my Sawstop contractor’s saw. The blog is located here:
And the completed project is located here:
Sawstop and Router Cabinet / Infeed Table / Outfeed Table Project
As opposed to Tedth66’s cabinet for which he built a retractable, self-supporting outfeed table, I built one with a support leg, as I needed to provide more room for the more robust dust collection that my shop had with my 5HP cyclone.
I’ve never been that thrilled with my outfeed table, though it does work just fine. Plus, there is a ton of unused space below it, and my 2 car garage / workshop is bursting at the seams.
I’ve built a few projects lately that have been taller than the capacity of my Jet 16/32 drum sander, and so I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to deal with that situation.
Eventually, I settled on the Stockroom Supply, Flatmaster Drum Sander, which works on a totally different concept than most usual drum sanders by not having a conveyor belt, and having you push the workpiece over the sander on a table.
I bought the 24” version of the sander, which should allow me to put 2-3 different grits on the sanding drum at one time, and saving time changing sandpaper rolls.
Now it’s a relatively large unit, so I needed a flat table for it to be built into (plus the Baldor 3/4HP motor I bought to run it).
I also need some space to store some of my jigs, so I plan on building a few drawers underneath it, plus hang some equipment off the back side of it. All in all, I’m hoping it really improves the shop.
So stay tuned, and please feel free to comment as often as you like with suggestions, questions, etc.
-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.