Tool Stations

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Project by David Murray posted 11-30-2009 03:05 PM 10317 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost immediately after I purchase, set up, and test out a new tool, I start thinking about a stand or accessory to enhance the tool using experience. I start looking through my magazines and books for idea’s. Here are some of the things I’ve built. Having a good amount of square footage (1050) in my shop I didn’t have to worry about making them compact. For my table saw I wanted to be able to handle 4’x8’ sheets of plywood without any assistance. For my radial arm and miter saws I wanted the ability to handle long boards as well as have incorporated storage. The recent upgrade from a table top to a floor drill press, I replaced the old section of cabinet that the table top drill press sat on with this rolling cabinet. I wanted something that could be easily moved out of the way to lower the drill press table for drilling longer pieces. This is what I came up with.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 03:10 PM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 03:44 PM

Good looking shop and work stations!
I was wondering if the holes in the base suports of the first photo serve any specific purpose. I was guessing special storage or weight reduction.

Many thanks,


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 03:58 PM

looks so organized and convenient! Nicely done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 05:06 PM

nice wood shop. I like the dust collector the best.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 05:29 PM

Yes I am considering moving miter station over to the left some. Also the holes in leg strechers are because I salvaged the wood from a rifle rack after I built a new one for my son’s ROTC unit in school. Can’t let usable lumber go to waste.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 06:15 PM

I see that you are using pvc pipe for dust collection. I do too, I make all my fitting work on the lathe. Are you having problems with static shock? I had to wind ground wire around the pipe to stop the shock jump. Too many welts from the static shock My trunk line is 6” down to 2” at small machines. It’s a lot cheaper than metal pipe and works as good. it’s just that static arch. Nice job with all the storage and table stations.

-- Marty Ohio

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 07:06 PM

I envy you your space. Nice shop

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 09:11 PM

Nice setup.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 01:45 AM

Nice setup…..oh to have some space…...the things I could do!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 05:31 PM

All good ideas. The wheels are turning now …

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 05:33 PM

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