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Project by gcsdad posted 03-16-2015 10:11 PM 143320 views 76 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this Caddy/Station to help with my cramped garage. I downloaded the plans from Wood Magazine and added some extra tray supports so that my miter saw would be at the correct height for the outfeed wings to help when I’m cutting crown.

This little station will be a help with storage but since it is on wheels i can move it outside when cutting and not make such a huge mess in the garage…and get sawdust on my wife’s car :)

The plans called for birch instead of plywood. I also used 1/4” plywood instead of mdf….I couldn’t get it near my house and since I travel a lot time was a valuable commodity. All in all I’m pleased with it. Being a beginner, every project proves a learning opportunity. I had to modify the wings a little because my tablesaw is wider than what the plans allowed.





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Richard

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 10:33 PM

Very nice design indeed! It’s got everything going for it as a Multi Purpose Unit. Well Done!

Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 11:14 PM

Excellent

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 11:27 PM

Looks like a great addition to the shop.
Well done!!!

Do the three wings fold down?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 12:13 AM

You may no longer consider yourself a beginner … you have advanced and learned, with a very nice project.

Oh, by the way, I used to use the leaf blower to blow out the garage and to blow off the wife’s car when I was through for the day … Never could get her to use it to do the dusting in the house though …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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gcsdad

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 01:00 AM

Thank you for the comments guys, I appreciate it. DIYaholic – yes, they do fold down…sorry I forgot to post the pic. You can see the updated pic in the group now.

Mike -thank you and yes – the leaf blower is a God send….:) the dust in the house has become an issue…

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#6 posted 03-17-2015 02:03 AM

Man that looks great.That will be fun to use for sure.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 03-17-2015 07:58 AM

Nice home for the table saw.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 03-17-2015 12:34 PM

That looks like it was a good use of your time. Well done.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 03-17-2015 01:21 PM

very well done and very practical

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#10 posted 03-17-2015 06:22 PM

You just need to incorporate a fence into the front of that and you have doubled your table saws capacity and it will work for the router too.

Nice job on the build.

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thevees

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#11 posted 03-17-2015 06:46 PM

Amazing job. Lower the table down for a planer. great idea.

-- Tony, Glendale, Az., http://www.WoodworkerTony.com

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#12 posted 03-17-2015 08:57 PM

That is perfect solution for my lack of space, too. Favorited so I can build it. Thank you for the post.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#13 posted 03-17-2015 09:55 PM

Very nice work!!!

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English

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#14 posted 03-18-2015 12:12 AM

Great use of space!! Three tools in one cabinet great Idea.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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gcsdad

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#15 posted 03-18-2015 02:57 AM

Thanks for the comments guys – in one of the pics I gave the router fence up but it is hard to see since I didn’t have the router attached

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