Fence-mounted Storage

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 03-08-2010 01:42 AM 3028 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow lumberjock inspired this with a recent similar project, but I am too lazy to search for it and give him proper credit. :-)

UPDATE: The inspiration for this was our own Cory. All credit goes to him for the general idea.

I had a couple of these plastic storage bins left over from an earlier organization effort, and I had the thought that one of them would do a good job of holding a few small items like tape measures and pencils that never seem to be within arm’s reach when you need them.

The bin has a drawer runner on the side, so I mounted the block of wood in just the right position for that runner to slide into the slot on the side of the fence, while the lip on the block rides in the slot on top of the fence. Nothing extends over the blade side of the fence, so normal operation is not impeded. If I do need to remove the storage tray, it slips right off the back of the fence.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 02:03 AM

Sweet idea Charlie…

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 02:07 AM

Very nice addition to your Table Saw – a tray that makes the table saw related tools more handy.
Surely you will not fill it with snacks & drinks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 02:07 AM

I don’t know….... I’m sitting on the fence about this one.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 03-08-2010 02:07 AM

Nice idea, Charlie.

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#5 posted 03-08-2010 02:12 AM

great Idea Charlie, I sharpened 5 pencils today so I could find one when I needed it, I also keep 4 tapes laying around for the same reason

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#6 posted 03-08-2010 02:22 AM

great idea Charlie, that should keep the clutter down on the off side of the fence.

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 02:32 AM

In my shop the box would be full of sawdust in no time.

But a great idea, even though it was not original :>)

-- 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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#8 posted 03-08-2010 02:32 AM

Woodworm has a great idea…. I’ll add a cup holder. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-08-2010 03:36 AM

Surely there’s room for a treat dispenser, too!

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#10 posted 03-08-2010 03:43 AM

Autumn, that’s why we are here… to steal ideas, right? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 03-08-2010 03:59 AM

Is that some sort of clothesline attachment on your saw too?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#12 posted 03-08-2010 04:24 AM

very cool

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#13 posted 03-08-2010 04:36 AM

nice charlie, very handy

-- RKWoods

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#14 posted 03-08-2010 04:44 AM

jm82435: Doesn’t everyone hang their linens out to dry over their table saw? It’s does get a little embarrassing when my wife drapes her pantyhose over the drill press, though.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 03-08-2010 05:01 AM

Looks like a handy gadget:-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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