Table Saw / Lathe Bench

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Project by N3FSD posted 04-22-2017 04:54 PM 3629 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having my trusty ShopSmith Mark IV for nearly 30 years, I felt the need to “re-do” my shop environment. I bought a 10” Craftsman Table Saw and then designed and built the combination table saw/lathe work area. I made the base out of 3/4” plywood with wheels from Harbor Freight. The back side is 1/2” plywood and each end piece heavy pegboard. I wanted this to be somewhat self contained for power, so I wired my main connectivity to a 8’ electrical cord and then ran outlet boxes to the back and each side. That way I can keep my saw, lathe, and shop vac plugged in all the time. Also note that on the left side of the table saw I placed a double paddle switch which controls both my table saw and Shop Vac. It makes it really handy to reach down with one stroke and turn off both very quickly. The drawer hold all my lathe tools and shop vac accessories. I figure I have about $225 worth of materials. Love my Kreg jig that allowed me to do 90% of the joinery. Hope this inspires you and you can improve upon the design for your needs. Don

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#1 posted 04-23-2017 05:07 AM

now I could have easily blown past this,but I didn’t because its a well though out and well made piece of shop furniture,so let me say,excellent job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 04:01 PM

I agree with pottz, a well thought out piece of work! Lots of attention to detail. Will be a great addition to your shop. Gives me a good visual idea of what I want to have for a base but with two tablesaws bolted together for the top.

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 11:16 PM

Well thought out and very useful, well done thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 01:45 AM

Great project. You may want to rotate the saw 90 degrees so that the table doubles as an outfield table.

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