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Project by Todd_R posted 02-06-2019 07:29 PM 1714 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to LJ and pretty new to woodworking. This is my new Saw Stop table saw (upgraded from my old hand me down Craftsman contractor saw) and the first set of cabinets I have built. All in effort to make use of unused space.

I made the steel frame to provide the structure and mobility. I attached the saw table to the cabinet to give the extension some support in place of the legs that came with the saw (you can kind of see this in pic#4).

The cabinet and drawers were built with so called 3/4” box store plywood using pocket screws. Draw bottoms on the big drawers are 1/2” ply (screwed and glued down) and I created a dado slot on the smaller drawers and used 1/4” plywood. The drawer fronts are poplar

The rear cabinet I used 3/4” ply for the doors (keep it simple) and 170 degree Blum hinges. I’m going to add shelves to the door for cans of spray paint on one of the doors. I’ll probably go with adjustable shelves internally but still deciding exactly how I want to proceed.

I added a slot (sorry no good picture) to store my incra miter and contractor square between the saw and cabinet.

Blade storage I decided was best to keep in the drawer rather than a peg. So I used a poly cutting board, slot and dado to create a number of slots for my table saw, miter saw, skill saw, etc. blades.

I’m planning on sealing it with an oil based finish but I’m waiting for the weather to warm up a bit.

Love to here your feedback as I’m always trying to improve my skills and become more organized.

-- Todd





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pottz

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#1 posted 02-06-2019 07:58 PM

thats a great setup,nice way to utilize space that would go unused.and no shop can afford that!welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Todd_R

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#2 posted 02-06-2019 08:43 PM

Thanks Larry!

-- Todd

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#3 posted 02-06-2019 09:04 PM

Nicely done and congratulations on the new saw.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#4 posted 02-06-2019 09:22 PM

Very groovy! Lots of storage in that set up.

Drawers (IMHO) are definately the way to go.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 02-06-2019 09:38 PM

Looks like an useful solution to create storage in empty space. Welcome to LumberJocks. I like that your cabinet and saw are all one one set of wheels. Mine is separate from saw made from an old repurposed set of desk drawers.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 02-06-2019 10:52 PM

Looks very good and I especially like the drawers and blade storage utilising what would be otherwise wasted space. If you are pretty new to woodworking I suggest you watch the official Saw Stop videos series here showing how to use the table saw for many different different purposes and also how to build the accompanying jigs. If you’ve already seen them I’m sure you agree with me that they are all worth watching.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-07-2019 01:48 AM

Great job, from the rolling metal base to the ample cabinets. I am wondering what the drawer front that is on the ground, seemingly under the base is? It’s in pic 4. I was thinking maybe it was on top of everyone else? Looked like in pic 4 you had wedged in a temporary prop?

Anyhow thanks for sharing, looks like a great job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 02-07-2019 02:59 AM

This looks great. I like the addition of the lower drawer to use all the available space.

You are inspiring me to do something with the space under my table-saw wing.

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#9 posted 02-07-2019 01:47 PM

Congrats on the new saw. Great saw and great idea to spend the time to set it up with storage.

-- AJ

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#10 posted 02-07-2019 05:23 PM

Nice work!

-- I always knew gun nuts where afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#11 posted 02-07-2019 05:56 PM

Well done! Storage is ALWAYS a good thing!!!! I really like your blade storage too!

-- Mike

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#12 posted 02-07-2019 06:06 PM



Great job, from the rolling metal base to the ample cabinets. I am wondering what the drawer front that is on the ground, seemingly under the base is? It s in pic 4. I was thinking maybe it was on top of everyone else? Looked like in pic 4 you had wedged in a temporary prop?

Anyhow thanks for sharing, looks like a great job.

- therealSteveN

Hi Steve, Thanks for the comment. This lower drawer is mounted under the metal frame. I actually welded up a bracket (if you will) which I attached plywood to rather than box it in as that would have required me to remove the saw from the stand and or more complex method of attaching it to the frame.
The metal bracket consists of 1.5” square tubing (leftover from a previous project) stacked on top of each other and welded up to the frame. Then I just used self tapping screws to attach the plywood to it which allowed me to mount the drawer slides. I covered the front and back (where the drawer extends past the metal frame) to keep out the dust and the upper cabinet covers the top. You can kind of see the frame in picture 2 and I have uploaded a cropped picture which hopefully will give you a better view

-- Todd

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#13 posted 02-07-2019 08:35 PM

Huh a regulation ground hugger. Hey any place you can squeeze in storage around the shop is a winner. Over under whatever works.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 02-07-2019 09:25 PM



Huh a regulation ground hugger. Hey any place you can squeeze in storage around the shop is a winner. Over under whatever works.

- therealSteveN

Definitely a low rider design! I wanted to capture all the storage space I could and that drawer is huge at around 28”x32”. I considered those designs with the torsion box but I hated loosing that area and it was super quick for me to fabricate this with metal (using 2×2” square tubing which is more than strong enough) so I could setup the saw and easily move it while designing and building this cabinet.
I haven’t tried yet but it will hopefully clear the step down between the garage and the driveway (it should as it is about 1” off the ground).

-- Todd

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#15 posted 02-09-2019 03:18 PM

Great storage solution

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

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