Table Saw Mobile Workstation #4: Construction is moving along..

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Blog entry by Greg Wurst posted 05-14-2008 04:42 AM 27848 reads 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Finally cutting some wood Part 4 of Table Saw Mobile Workstation series Part 5: Top's done - finally! »

Lots of pictures, so I’ll keep the text to a minimum:

I started by putting the center cabinet together. The holes are too small for a drill driver, so I had to get creative with installing the pocket screws.

I went ahead and added the drawer slides before the top went on. A piece of 1/2” MDF makes a perfect spacer.

Here’s the center cabinet with drawers sans top.

I then moved on to the right side cabinet and started attaching the pieces.

A quick shot of the left and center cabinet sitting next to each other.

Right cabinet with dust collection box and cutouts for router and router fence bolts.

Attaching top to center cabinet after adding dust collection elbow for saw.

Adding wood edge banding to the cabinets.

All cabinets sitting next to each other waiting for attachment. If you notice the right side cabinet is backwards. I edge banded the wrong side and ended-up removing and flipping the top the correct direction.

Attaching the cabinets with 1/4” bolts. I didn’t have enough room to drill the holes in the top left cabinet so I had to remove the side. I should have clamped the sides together earlier and drilled the holes.

Attaching the bottom brace.

Workstations bolted together and wheels attached.

Workstation with table saw and drawers. The table saw will have to be raised about 1/2” to be even with the tops, which are just sitting there in this picture.

I attached the back and rolled it away for the evening. I’ll have to remove the one back piece to cut the dust collection holes for the router and downdraft table. I still need to trim, laminate, and attach the tops, as well as the door and drawer fronts.

A lot of work, but it’s starting to come together. It is solid as a rock and I was able to sit in the middle section without any flexing. So far, I am pleased.

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#1 posted 05-14-2008 05:51 AM

That looks fantastic! Great!

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#2 posted 05-14-2008 06:16 AM

An incredible cabinet. Thanks for the great photos.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 05-14-2008 11:33 AM

This is an outstanding piece of work. Your cabinet will markedly improve the functionality and usefulness of the table saw.

Well done!!!

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#4 posted 05-14-2008 11:50 AM

It’s coming along just fine! I keep looking at my saw with its mishmash of undershelves, etc. and keep thinking of doing the same. Seeing this is bringing me closer of making the plunge.

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#5 posted 05-14-2008 02:16 PM

That is great. That is going to help a lot.
Note to self: build more storage.

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#6 posted 05-14-2008 03:29 PM

Very interesting

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#7 posted 05-14-2008 03:55 PM

Great use of available space in a small shop! I love the progress photos. Anybody should be able to figure out the construction from that series of shots.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 05-14-2008 04:49 PM

I’ve not followed this series closely and it took till the tenth picture for me to realize I was seeing a real version of the sketchup model I posted a comment on a while back… ;-) Great construction photos. It looks like you overcame all the little set backs quite well. The mark of a craftsman :-) Lucky you discovered the upside down case prior to knocking out the side panel and drilling holes…

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 05:24 PM

now where is the stool going

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#10 posted 05-14-2008 05:28 PM

oh my .. you are a craftsman yes…..what a nice table. Great pix and oh wow ….good job …
I am never ceasing to be amazed at the quality of LumberJocks ..

thank you for posting

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#11 posted 05-14-2008 06:10 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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