Table saw island #1: first look

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Blog entry by 559dustdesigns posted 05-22-2010 10:00 PM 14448 reads 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am building a table saw island to add out feed and and cross cut capability, to this craftsman table saw. A customer from my stereo install days, asked me to build him a table around his table saw. When I complete this I am going to build and fabricate car stereo and interior panels, enclosure, and a custom console for his cherry 67 Camaro. This bench/table should be great for woodworking. The pictures show my progress at the end of the third day. I included plenty of storage with deep cabinets. The plan calls for 28 inch drawer slides on 6 drawers and pull out trays. I’m building this island out of mdf. The saw can be slid forward to service the motor and will not be attached to the island. The back side will soon have adjustable shelves and a small air compressor. The best feature is the adjustable feet which will aid in leveling the table top with the saw (no need to notch the top for mounting bolts on the table saw, it will not be attached). The next step is to remove the table extentions and fabricate the torsion box style top which will be 49”x97” (a whole sheet of mdf). I really am going for a smooth seamless top just the saw and extended miter slots.

What do you think?

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 10:07 PM

Very nice!! Looks like it will be a nice addition when completed. Is the cabinet on the right movable? If you ever have to get to the saw internals how will that be accomplished?

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 10:12 PM

awesome! can’t wait to see the finished setup!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 10:27 PM

IIIIIIIIIIIIII Like It!!!!!!!!! alot!

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 10:42 PM

Looks like it will work great. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 10:44 PM

Looks like a great add on for the table saw

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#6 posted 05-23-2010 04:14 AM

It’s going to be great


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#7 posted 05-23-2010 04:58 AM

Ken, the saw will just slide forward so he can service the inside of the saws cabinet/motor.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#8 posted 05-23-2010 11:59 AM

Real nice. Would love to make one for my saw. But need it to move around. Not enough room, unless I could leave to wifes car outside. ( Don’t think thats going to happen anytime soon) D### it..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 09:13 PM

Looks great. Looks like you’ve been putting some real work in out in the shop.

-- Matt -

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 11:22 PM

I bet it looks great now! Nice design.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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