Table Saw Extension / Router Table #1: I Gots da Wood

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 09-10-2013 09:20 PM 2362 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Because I am often frustrated by the limitations of my small table saw, I decided to put this project on the front burner. Today I drove up to a friend’s house to rescue him from being buried under too much wood. I came away with some 1/2 inch plywood less than 2 feet square and a few other goodies for future use.

Then I headed down to my big box store and bought some hardware and a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood. I had it cut in quarters so that it would fit in my car. (Last time I asked a local lumber yard if they would cut plywood for me they said no.) I had the wood quartered because unlike my Drill Press Cabinet this one needs to be taller than 32 inches.

So after I got home and unloaded the wood, I sat down to figure out how to cut these 4 pieces of 24×48 inches to best make this project. It’s going to take a little more than the one sheet (thus my trip to my friend’s house,) but part of the cuts are to make the table saw mobile.

When this project is completed, and you look at the last project I completed, you’ll notice that my mobile cabinets all have a family resemblance. I’m sure this is only due to lack of imagination on my part.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 09:28 PM

Working off a plan or just working from the heart?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 10:17 PM

nomercadies, It’s basically the same cabinet as I just made for my drill press and band saw. I’ll just modify its size a bit. The real answer for you is no. My plan is in my head and I have a rough sketch of how things go together. My cut list gives me the sizes of the pieces. This project will have two drawers, but I’ll build them after the carcass is done, so that my measurements will match.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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