Table Saw Work Station

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Project by phil619 posted 06-05-2011 01:25 AM 112979 views 282 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project idea I got from WOOD magazine. I modified the plans to suit my needs. Since I share the garage with my wife, I have to set up shop on the drive way. I wanted a mobile work center where I could perform several operations and store the tools I frequently use. The table saw is a Ridgid TS3650 upgraded with a Beisemeyer fence and outfitted with a Bench Dog router table extension. The work top is a solid core door banded with walnut with a 9” Rockler vise. The edge banding and drawer fronts are maple. The drawer pulls are walnut, and the cabinet case is MDO plywood.

-- Building fine furniture in my driveway.

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 01:37 AM

very very nice. I’ve liked this idea from the git go in Wood. The vise is a great addition also. I like what you’ve done with all of it. I know you’ll be liking it a lot

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Ke[email protected]

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 01:43 AM

Great job.
I’ve never seen anyone remove the legs of a 3650, which is a good saw on it’s own. But, I like this set up a lot better. I recognized the base of this right away. I built the same one, but with the flip top table. It’s in my blog. Seeing this, makes me want to finish mine.
Nice touch, adding the vise on the end.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 01:46 AM

Great project!
That packs a lot of woodworking in to one unit.
Very smart idea.
I have been trying to compact my new shop space to fit my needs.

Now, where the heck have you been?
One project posted in almost 2 1/2 years?! LOL

Let’s start seeing some cool projects being knocked out with that awesome workstation!
You have no excuses with that set up now!

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 01:54 AM

Quite a project. You sure did a good job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 01:55 AM

Thats a neat idea.

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 02:02 AM

I LOVE IT! A while back I took both my two big Delta contractor’s saws and bolted the cast iron tops side by side into one big double bladed saw, then threw out the legs and made a base cabinet with a giant bench like yours. It works fantastic!

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 02:08 AM

Excellent Job, Very Beautiful Cabinet, I am making mine from leftover wood scraps, Kind of like Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors”. But it will be very useful just as yours will be now. Great job.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 02:18 AM

Wow. Impressive work station! Very very nice.


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Jack Barnhill

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 02:19 AM

Another great project and some more great ideas. I put it in my favorites.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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Jeremy Greiner

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 03:45 AM

That looks fantastic,
I want to build something similliar around my Jet JPS, may I ask what issue of Wood magazine was this from?


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#11 posted 06-05-2011 04:17 AM

You sure have a lot goin on there! Nicely done.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#12 posted 06-05-2011 05:44 AM

Jeremy, the project was in Oct. 2003 and in Best-Ever Workshops 2008.

-- Building fine furniture in my driveway.

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#13 posted 06-05-2011 05:47 AM

I’m sorry Woodwrecker. I promise to do better. LOL

-- Building fine furniture in my driveway.

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#14 posted 06-05-2011 06:20 AM

My what an impressive looking rig. You have built yourself something that should be putting a smile on your face for a long time. enjoy.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 06-05-2011 06:32 AM

Do you remember what issue? I’ve been think of doing that and yours convinced be to go ahead. Very nice.

-- Bryan

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