Table saw base

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Project by Gar posted 12-24-2009 06:56 AM 2737 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Afew months ago well I guess it was about nearly a year Home Dpot had o intrest for 12 months. So I got a bunch of high pressure laminate melimen to make cabnets for my shop as I had always wanted to do this. I had the plan of making bases for all my tools. My shop is in a 1950’s one car garage not much space. I figured if I put every thing on moble bases set along the wall this would work out great. That way I can pull out the tool I need and open up my shop. I will in the end have my Radial arm saw, band saw, table saw, drill press, jointer, mider saw (working on now), router table and plainer on bases. I am going to make a base that is moduler for scroll saw and other small tools. I don’t know if I will make one for my lathe due to vibration. Then will come the shelfing around the shop. A guy I work with got all the telegraph poles he wanted with the cross arms still on them when they took down all the poles along the rail road. Let’s see cross arms oak 8ft long with holes evenly spaced all the way through them. What can we make with this maybe a bench? I can plan faster than I can build though. I am going to wrap them all in a different wood. The table saw base is in oak. The miter saw will have cherry wood. It has raised panel doors and darwer. i like making raised panels. I put the bottom shelf up 1 1/2in to hide the wheels. I made the stop locks by cutting a slot in the middle. To the sid of the base I set two bolts with the heads cut off and epoxyed. Then on one bolt at the bottom added a knob. The other bolt higher up is just a nut and washer. You push down to make contact with the floor and tighten every thing up. In side the doors are two big shelfs. The drawer is devided into sections for molding head cutter, blades, angle gage and the like. The verry back of the drawer has a place for manuels and things. If I had to do it over I would make several smal drawers and not one big one. With the big one it is to heavy with every thing in it. I almost cant pull it out. Some day I will put a deal on it for my fence and sliding miter gage. Well what do you think of it.

-- GAR

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 07:13 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 07:57 AM

Awesome job on that base. It looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 03:34 PM

Great table saw base with ample storage facility.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 04:26 PM

Never enough storage space …great addition to your shop : )

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 05:11 PM

Good point to bring up about the large drawer being too heavy. Looking at the picture I might have been tempted to duplicate.

Good looking.


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#6 posted 12-24-2009 06:03 PM

Well done and a great aid.


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#7 posted 03-28-2010 06:19 PM

I went backwards to see all your projects. Your turned peices are are terrific. The blood wood piece and the Banksia pod are great, both color and form.
I’m pretty sure they look even better IRL. Keep up the good work!!

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