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Project by PaulDoug posted 09-22-2019 12:30 AM 2734 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, not really, not my idea, but I didn’t come up with it. I saw it in an email I subscribe to from “Wood Magazine” on “Woodworking Tips and Ideas” or something like that. Anyway, a while back I did some upgrades to my table saw to mainly make it safer and more convenient to use. It included making a new fence rail for it because I added an extension to the right side of the saw. The fence rail is a piece of 2” x 3” steel tube. The original rail had plastic covers to cover the ends of the tube, but they did not fit my new rail. This Tip from Wood Mag. was perfect. Make a little slide out drawer that fits into the tube. It is a nice little pencil box…. I am always looking for a pencil when I am using the saw….. I love this!!

Now I will make one for the other end. It will hold my tools I need to change my zero clearance inserts, splitters and blade on the table saw..

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk





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Kelly

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#1 posted 09-22-2019 12:55 AM

Saw this too and was a bit envious, but I’ll have to go on suffering the ones on my cabinet saws. Every square in of shop real estate is gold.

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#2 posted 09-22-2019 01:32 AM

Great idea and excursion Paul; my contractors saw is too small to incorporate it, bother…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 09-22-2019 04:01 AM

I saw that somewhere, it is good use of never thought of space. Always looking for a sharp pencil. My cheat is I but them by the gross, and leave them everywhere…....

Lot of slip and fall potential with that though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 09-22-2019 05:37 AM

Very handy ifea! How I didn’t came up with something like this!?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-22-2019 05:52 AM

What a great idea

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not it

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#6 posted 09-22-2019 10:21 AM

I have to look into this idea. thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#7 posted 09-22-2019 01:25 PM

I’m totally stealing this.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 09-22-2019 01:43 PM

I think I have a frigging bolt supporting the tube about 4” in. Figures I’d not be able to use such a clever idea 8^)

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#9 posted 09-22-2019 02:17 PM



I think I have a frigging bolt supporting the tube about 4” in. Figures I d not be able to use such a clever idea 8^)

- splintergroup


Same here, Might see if I can recess the bottom to go over it.

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#10 posted 09-22-2019 08:37 PM

I’ll have to see if I can make use of this…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 09-22-2019 08:49 PM

Today I made a drawer for the other end of the fence. It had a bolt about 5.5” in from the end of the fence. I made a little clearance cutout to the drawer to accommodate it and moved my pencils to that side, but my tools for the blade/splitter and zero clearance inserts in the left side. I added a picture of the two drawers.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#12 posted 09-22-2019 11:25 PM

yeah very cool idea,that’s making the most use of every space possible.

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

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#13 posted 09-22-2019 11:30 PM

THIS is a GR8 idea if i ever get to go to shop i will try it out THANKS :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#14 posted 09-23-2019 04:34 PM

Yep. Me too. I’m going to go make a drawer. So that my children will have another drawer to steal my pencil and tools out of… :-P

-- Pete

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#15 posted 09-23-2019 04:46 PM

I thought about painting the fronts black so they would look like the original covers that were on the original fence rail, but I like wood so I stained them instead.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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