Growing into my shop #2: Tablesaw rebirth 2 :cabinet

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Blog entry by Wayne posted 06-29-2011 05:33 AM 4369 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been able to put a few more hours into this transformation this week. I have also found my (free) lumber source for the rest of this build, and maybe a little left over. A friend was “junking” an old twin size captains bed, mostly chipboard/plywood veneer, I gladly gave it a home. At first I was going to sand it down, and refinish for my son. The more I looked at it, the more work it seemed to be (veneer pealing, drawers catching, water damage), so now it is becoming a tablesaw cabinet.

How do you cut sheet goods in a 10’x10’ shop? answer- you don’t…..
I need a T -square!

This is the saw with the sliding table, fence system removed.

I was going to document this process in detail ( the dismantling of the saw) , but I’ve decided against it just in case someone’s toes feel stepped on. But I will show you the most frustrating part, and I’m afraid assembling it will be even more cumbersome.There are 4 screws that hold the entire arbor/motor assembly onto the table, allowing it to swivel for beveled cuts. I should have disassembled the arbor/motor assembly before trying to remove it from the table… but instead I did it the hard way….is there a more frustrating tool than the flat head screwdriver?

and this is where I sit now with the table finally removed, looks like I have some cleaning to do!

aaaaaand this is where I sit with my cabinet, and is about as far as I’m gonna go until I get the table finished to cut the door/rip the drawer componets.

Now as for the table, I’m looking at repurposing this footboard with a formica coating added. My thinking is this being chip board, it will be a bit more stable in my unheated/uncooled shop, and a good hard backing for the formica….and its close to the right deminsions.

On a completely off topic note, heres a couple awesome pallet scores I got this week.

Thanks for looking.

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