Table saw cabinet #1: Let's get rolling! Week 1.

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Blog entry by Heisinberg posted 02-21-2015 05:57 AM 4886 reads 7 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Welcome to my blog. I finally decided to get to getting on a major upgrade to my shop. I’ve been quickly running out of usable and efficient storage. I also have found that having a router table in my table saw is double edged sword. Breaking down one setup to create another then back again has gotten old and is not the way I like to get things done. So I went to lumber yard and loaded up the truck with plywood and mdf. Table saw cabinet here we come.

I took inspiration from many places but as you will see it basic design is “The ultimate table saw cabinet” build from Rock-n H Woodshop on youtube. Enough of this typing, let’s get rolling! I will apologize right now for the sideways pictures. Taken with iphone and I haven’t figured that part out yet. So if you happen to know how to fix please feel free to let me know.

Day 1: Rolling chasse

Dimensions are 8’x3’. Seemed like good round numbers to work with.

Day 2: Got base?

I had no real “plan” going forward on this. I started in the middle and just worked my way out. My goal was to get one carcass a day done. So most of each day was spent measuring and planing each one and then building it.

Day 3: Let’s get the skinny on this project.

After day 2 and what seemed like a full day of math class, I was able to put both of these, I like to call them “the skinnies”, together in no time and able to get a head start on designing the next days work.

Day 4: The end is near…Nope!

Another easy one in the books. This is cake! I need a real challenge. Beware of what you wish for my friends.

Day 5: Taking the hard route on the router.

Yes, that is two in one if your asking. I tried and succeeded to build the last front facing carcass and the router table all in one. Would I recommend doing it that way? Definitely, without hesitation, absolutely, positively…DON”T DO IT!!

I thought I could save, no joke, 11/16”. I mean how hard could it be? My guess is not very for a real cabinet maker with a life time of experience. For me, with none, it was a mind bending and head scratching ordeal that I never wish to repeat. All because I wanted to save one piece of ply and it’s thickness. The moral is it’s done, it looks good and it’s done.

Day 6 & 7: Over the edge, grab the ironing board.

Spent day 6 edge banding. I don’t have and exact measurement but it’s in the 60’ to 70’ of banding. Day 7 was adding the small dividers to the base carcass and attaching all of the carcass’s to the chasse. End of week 1.

Week 2 will be drawers and hopefully start on the top.

-- "I've still got things left to do." – Walter White

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 01:03 AM

Damn, that’s impressive in size. Good luck on the rest.

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