Table Saw Mobile Workstation

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Blog series by Greg Wurst updated 05-26-2008 02:35 PM 6 parts 213005 reads 72 comments total

Part 1: I love it when a plan comes together...

04-21-2008 11:00 PM by Greg Wurst | 21 comments »

Awhile back Wood Magazine had an article on building a mobile outfeed table that would fit over your table saw. Since I need all the space in my garage I can get, I went ahead and built one that would fit over my table saw to give me some much needed work space and a handy outfeed table. I thought this was pretty spiffy and a great use of space. As I always do I look at the latest project posts on Lumberjocks looking for inspiration for my next project. Whilst browsing I came ac...

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Part 2: Measuring, Cutting Diagrams, and Material Lists

04-23-2008 10:32 PM by Greg Wurst | 8 comments »

Well, now that I’m fairly comfortable with the layout and construction of the cabinet it was time to tear things apart and get some actual measurements and formulate a material list and plan of attack (much easier to tear virtual cabinets apart!). After saving the Sketchup plan as another file I start removing unnecessary and duplicate items and start putting-in some dimensions. The pictures should show most if not all of the dimensions I used, but I can’t say for sure since I...

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Part 3: Finally cutting some wood

05-07-2008 06:14 PM by Greg Wurst | 4 comments »

Having a busy schedule and a 2 yr old does not lend itself to significant shop time. I finally took a couple half days and got some work done. Working out of my garage with a requirement that cars have to go back in at the end of the day limits the amount of work I can bite-off at any one time. My intention was to get the birch ply first and build the chassis, then go back for the MDF and build the drawers, doors, top and back. However, when I get to the local HD they have one delaminated...

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Part 4: Construction is moving along..

05-14-2008 04:42 AM by Greg Wurst | 11 comments »

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 qu...

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Part 5: Top's done - finally!

05-19-2008 02:59 AM by Greg Wurst | 8 comments »

I got to work on the bench a little this weekend, so here’s a few pics: I took the back off and attached the dust collection for the router table and downdraft dust collector. I then moved-on to laminating the top pieces. You really need good ventilation with that contact glue! Using a router insert template I bought (worth every penny) I routed-out the hole for the insert. Hogging-out MDF with a 1/2” straight bit makes a serious mess! I had dust everywhere. I...

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Part 6: Finishing up

05-26-2008 02:35 PM by Greg Wurst | 20 comments »

Here is the last segment on my mobile workstation. Overall I’m very pleased with it, but I would definitely make some changes if I had to do it again (due mainly to my screw-ups, not a problem with the design). First, as many of you know a typical contractor saw has a large number of gaping holes that make dust collection difficult. I used some 1/8” hardboard and magnetic vent cover sheets to block most of the holes. The back’s attached with velcro so it can be removed...

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