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Project by Bob272 posted 08-04-2017 09:41 PM 1743 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My garage shop required a mobile table saw, and this was my solution. 1977 Craftsman saw, Vega 50 fence, Incra 1000 miter gauge, Benchdog router table, Bosch 1617 router, Incra lift (if you haven’t one save your shekels or put in your Xmas list). Carcass is 3/4” BB. Drawers are 1/2” BB, 4” deep mounted on 18” 100% slides. Drawer fronts are yellow pine, Minwax “Gunstock” stain, red oak trim, Minwax spar varnish. The subframe is squared-up 2×4s and is structural. Wheels are 4” urethane.

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.

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#1 posted 08-05-2017 12:26 AM

nice work and good use of that wasted space under the saw for storage. well done! did you incorporate dust collection in your setup?

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#2 posted 08-05-2017 01:42 AM

I like it. Hoping to do something similar. Someday. How do you like having a router on the left wing of the saw? I have mine on the common right side, but it causes headaches with needing to move my overarm dust collection. What are the advantages/disadvantages of that setup? Never really considered it I guess.

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#3 posted 08-05-2017 01:58 AM

Left side works very well. Stays out of the way of the fence. Provides support for my crosscut box. Has the advantage of additional miter guides should the need arise. I never gave placing it on the right side so haven’t an opinion one way or the other. I do not have a dust collection system for the TS but do have a modest one for the router. The Benchdog table design looks as though it could accommodate a shroud beneath it which would provide better dust control than the one built into the fence. Perhaps I will be energetic ….

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.

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#4 posted 08-05-2017 03:58 AM

well bob272 I think your thinking right on this left side issue,it makes total sense if you really think about it and look at the advantages.nice job and let me give you a big lumber jocks welcome!.and congrats on a top 3 right out to bat!

-- 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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#5 posted 08-05-2017 04:00 AM

That is a heck of a nice looking build. Nice work!!

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#6 posted 08-05-2017 12:14 PM

This is a very nice shop cabinet. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-05-2017 08:23 PM

Well done, enjoy!

-- Jim

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#8 posted 08-06-2017 07:24 PM

That looks very large but very useful and the 4” wheels should make it easily mobile. You use this in a standard 2-car garage? Empty or shared with a car?

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#9 posted 08-06-2017 09:09 PM

24×40, shared with 1 Forester, my tractor and implements, and entirely too much retained scrap (yet to be utilized) wood pieces on 2 rolling racks. I have 1 overhead door on the long wall at the shop end.

-- The trouble in repairing with Band Aids is they eventually fall off.

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