Saw Station Completed... kinda

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Project by David Drummond posted 02-17-2011 09:45 PM 183127 views 177 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have pretty much gotten this thing to where it will be when its 100% complete (basically drawer pulls and finishing touches). I always feel like I am never done with a project cause Im always trying to improve something. My wife jokes with me and says that its the neverending project cause I keep adding to it; but I digress.

I incorporated electrical specifically for the router and compressor underneath the router station as well as a dedicated outlet underneath the table saw and also added a quad on each end of the cabinet for miscellaneous power tools. I found more drawer storage for glue and other cylindrical item storage in the vertical drawer. I also had enough height underneath the saw to add a drawer to store saw blades and other miscellaneous saw stuff. The drawer that has always been in the designed had some modifications done to it to incorporate removable boxes to use for general storage when building a project but can be quickly stored away when the table surface needs to be cleared to make the infamous “forgotten cut”. I added an extension cord that gives me the umbilical connection to power the station and can be fed back into the cabinet when not in use while it may not be pretty when shoved all in it is behind doors and is easily retractable. I used the leg that came with the Biesemeyer fence to support the outfeed table and it hooks onto a cleat at the saw side. The leg itself is attached to the outfeed table with a standard door hinge so that it can collapse when stowed away. Im not completely happy with the outfeed design but it works for now. Everything else I am content with, now I just have to start on my next project… Thanks for looking! I hope that I have given others ideas if you are thinking of building one for yourself.

start of project posted here

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 09:56 PM

Great looking job!

Nice long fence for such a small saw. Reminds me of my first saw

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 09:57 PM

Nicely done! That should make your life better in many ways. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 11:10 PM

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 11:48 PM

Nice job! I’m in the “process” of builing one myself. I like the deeper table idea! Now go have some fun and make dust!

-- Ridin' and rippin'

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 11:53 PM

Nice job … I wish I made room for a cabinet like this!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 12:15 AM

Great setup. I need something like this for sure.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 12:45 AM

This looks pretty close to what I have in mind for my contractor saw. I’ve got a 50” fence on order and I’ve been kicking around ideas on making a mobile base, with stowage built in. Nice job on your saw. Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 12:59 AM

Great job! Definitely on the to do list for multiple reasons – the additional storage you can gain, the option to raise the overall height of the saw unit, significantly expand the surface area, etc. Now, get on with enjoying this masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 01:00 AM

I am totally jealous!

-- johndacarpenter

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 01:01 AM

Nice job.

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#11 posted 02-18-2011 01:28 AM

great little project, it came out real nice. Alomst makes me want to have a contractors saw… NOT I love my unisaw but it can still be incorperated into this set up and be very good too. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#12 posted 02-18-2011 02:38 AM

That’s totally awesome!

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

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#13 posted 02-18-2011 02:51 AM

Ab-so-lute-ly fan-tas-tic.

I’m envious.

Made it a favorite. I’d LOVE to do something like this, some day.

And … to Ike: you TRULY DESERVE one of these, so … in the spirit of woodworking brotherly love … I’ll give YOU my Bosch 4100, and take that nasty old Unisaw off your hands :-)

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 02-18-2011 03:56 AM

Great job on the saw cabinet….you can never have enough storage for a tablesaw. I built a cabinet system for my old Craftsman saw that I’ve had for 26 years.. I just use it to cut dados and rabbits with , and use my Unisaw for all else…..I have the 2 saws back to back, and use the same outfeed table for both….

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#15 posted 02-18-2011 05:59 AM

I can’t quite see it, but what are you using or going to use as a router lift? I’m going to start to build a router table on my table saw wing and I’m not sure what I’m going to make as a lift. I wanted to see any others’ ideas.

Oh, and the workstation is awesome. Nicely done.

-- Hoyt

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