Tablesaw Mobile Station #3: Stupid plywood!

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Blog entry by Vernn posted 11-14-2015 10:35 PM 1186 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a little further in the project today…had some frustrations due to plywood not be good and flat, and that was the cream of the crop. Nothing that wasn’t able to be overcome but just took way longer than it should have.

I was working on the area under where the table is going to be and was contemplating on how to go about sloping the area down to assist with dust and chip collection. I was agonizing on doing it with wood and how I was going to cut some crazy angle as well as other things. I trashed all of those thoughts and went totally low tech…duct tape and cardboard! It worked perfectly…I’m going to use some spray shellac to seal it all up and that should make it slick enough for chips to slide along as well as protect the cardboard from any moisture.

I forgot to drill the pocket holes on the left end panel to hold the top and there isn’t enough room to get my drill in there to do them after the fact…I don’t want to put the pocket holes on the outside because it is just going to bug the crap out of me. So, I now have an excuse to go get a right angle drill. We have a fairly new Harbor Freight near by and the have one for $40 that I think I’m going to pick up and that will solve my problem and add another tool to my “pile-o-stuff”.

I picked up some formica for the top today…got two pieces that had chips in them so they sold them to me for half price. I think the only thing that I still need to buy are the drawer slides. I think I will be getting those from Amazon. After that, I should have everything that I need for the project. Still have a lot of work to do…tomorrow is another day…

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 05:43 AM

Great progress, thank you for sharing your progress

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 12:48 PM

I would skip the HF drill and use something else to hold the to on, wood cleat, metal angle, etc….

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#3 posted 11-16-2015 01:41 AM

I would skip the HF drill and use something else to hold the to on, wood cleat, metal angle, etc….

Yep…hear what you mean…I’m thinking I’m just going to put them in from the outside. It’s not like you really are going to be able to see them anyway. Thanks for calling me out on HF…some of the stuff there truly is hit or miss. I had a brand new 6 inch square from there once and checked it against a carpenter’s square and I swear…at the end of the 6 inches…it was at least an 1/8th of an inch off! Total crap! But I have had good luck with some other things, so that one instance hasn’t sworn me off of them completely.

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