Legs on a table should be ashamed

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Project by Jerry posted 04-29-2009 12:46 AM 14878 views 22 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, I bought a contractors saw for woodworking, but it does the job for me. LOL… I started with a Jet 10” 1.5hp table saw. I like the Jet because the motor is in the cabinet not hanging off of the back. Due to my small shop I need to ‘create’ space where ever I can. I removed the legs and set the saw into this cabinet with an extension on the right side to give me space for a pull out shelf to house my mortiser. There is a large cutout under the saw body to allow the motor to tilt when cutting miters. This cutout gave me the perfect spot for dust collection. The back 1/2 of the lower middle compartment is sealed and a 14”x14” dust collection hood is attached to the back wall. I put in some drawers, added a removable extention table to the rear and finished with an HTC (Beismeyer clone) fence system. This cost me a weekend and just short of $700 from start to finish. I started drawing the cabinet to put under my radial arm and miter saws to utilize a single fixed fence with similar storage underneath. Wish me luck!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 04-29-2009 12:56 AM

Looks like you packed a lot of storage and function into the available space. Good work! Good luck with the future stand-to-cabinet conversions. Looks like there is a sander that could use a cabinet, too.

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 04-29-2009 01:27 AM

Ashamed? Man I got to roll it away to get the cars in!!! Look at that bright shiny cast iron on your Jet!! The cabinet underneath is AWESOME!! And I love your outfeed table, very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 04-29-2009 01:43 AM

Way to go Jerry get the most out of your square footage. well done.


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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-29-2009 02:24 AM

This is a wonderful upgrade to your saw. It markedly improves the saw’s functionality while added a lot a needed storage.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 04-29-2009 03:08 AM

Great use of space, this is on my project list!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 04-29-2009 03:09 AM

Nice job. You upgraded your TS and got extra storage without sacrificing space. Impressive!!

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#7 posted 04-29-2009 03:54 AM

I did a similar thing many years back where I put my small jobsite contractor style saw into a cabinet on lockable castors. I ended up making mine a 4’x4’ top. Table saw in the front half and a router table on the back half and the whole underside was storage with a closed sawdust bin under the saw.

It also doubles as a good secondary work table when the need arises. I have never been sorry I did it.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#8 posted 04-29-2009 03:55 AM

Looking good. Nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 04-29-2009 05:13 AM

Excellent job and sooo much usable space now : ) I’ve got the JET 3hp left tilt cabinet saw…Awesome machine , but it takes up a lot of real estate with the extension table / router station attachment. I’m glad I opted for the mobile base : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 04-29-2009 06:53 AM

We all need more storage!

-- Be safe.

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#11 posted 04-29-2009 08:38 AM

This looks much better and way more functional than my Delta bench top saw in a solid core door thingie on wheels I made years ago! Good going.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 04-29-2009 11:03 AM

Looks more convenient for storge than mobilty.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 04-29-2009 11:04 AM

Looks more convenient for storge than mobilty.
Great refurbishment work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 04-29-2009 04:14 PM

Thank you for all the positive comments. It does have formica on the bottom of the skids so I can move it within the building. It has lost it’s mobility though. LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#15 posted 04-29-2009 11:11 PM

Jerry … that looks like a Jet JWTS-10 (708100).

I have that same saw, and like it for the same reason (motor within chassis), but would like to upgrade the fence on it.

Which HTC kit did you wind up with? Did you pick it up in the Cities somewhere, or mail/internet order?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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