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Intro

Greetings Lumberjocks,

Two years ago I finally got a space for my own. The basement of MY own house! Later I will explain how the shop has grown, but for now, I will just say, how great it is to have a space to express my creative side. Financial limitations (child support - love and support my kids always - but VERY expensive) have plagued me for years (and still do) but I have managed to aquire a decent collection of tools of a budget.

I appreciate all the expertice found on the Lumberjocks site and I have to check EVERY day! Thanks to Martin for a great site….

Thanks for reading - the next post will have photos!
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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Hey Randy, as cool as it seems, IMHO, the 80/20 is not that fun to work with…....it is kind of a PITA at times to be honest. But if cut right, it is stable and always square…....thanks buddy.

Scott, really appreciate it!

William, plenty of time…..no hurry.

Thanks Chris!

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Jeff, I'm at a lose for words.

Very we'll designed and executed.

Andy

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Impressive, your shop stuff is amazing. Really cool upgrades.

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Thanks Andy…..much appreciated…..

Hey Shane, thanks for stopping by. What are you building these day?? Thanks….....

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Jeff, I think we need to re-purpose some of your time into my shop…..

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Great build, Jeff. I think you should be consulting with a saw manufacturer to incorporate some of the ideas you have integrated into this baby. I am jealous and in awe!

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Jeff, nice upgrade on the table saw station. I need to do something similar with my 113, though not springing for 80/20. Have you reinforced the right side of the saw to prevent the side flexing when you change the bevel? If so, how did you do it? Another project that needs done with my saw.

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Marty…..I'm a little busy that day….otherwise…....

Thanks John, hopefully you can stop by to visit one of these days soon…...

Jay, I haven't reinforced the right side yet, but probably should. I would think a piece of hardwood on both sides would do the trick…..

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Really cool Jeff. It sure tuned out great!

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Jeff, WOW! That has to be the most customized/tricked out Craftsman 113 in captivity. All your work looks so "factory precise". You have a lot of different talents but your ability to design stuff is what I envy most.

Great job!

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
what a great build jeff
you got the knack for sure
well thought out and fitted
it's like a good boat
'a place for everything
and everything in it's place'

shame about the casters
must have set your allowance back a day for sure
let me know
i can scrounge enough coins
to get you a celebration beer
maybe even 'old milwaukee's best'

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run:

Furniture Table Cabinetry Wood Gas


First off, this is an older Craftsman "113" contractor saw. I would much rather have a shiny new cabinet saw, but lack of power and funds are preventing that! Some of the mods were done earlier and here was the saw prior to this last round of changes. I've never cared for those sheet metal bases on those saws. Really hard to add storage, etc. Also, the router table on the left which is solid Maple, has too much movement in it and had to go:

Table Wood Engineering Machine Art


Most of the materials used are re-purposed, such as the 80/20 style aluminum channel (obtained used for free) along with all the gray and black plastic panels. The drawer slides were a garage sale find. Nearly all the hardwood used is old Maple gym floor I got cheap.

I did have to buy the casters, dust ports and 2 switches (they are about $10 on Amazon) made by Woodstock.

The frame design was largely dictated by the used material I had on hand, and tried to design with a minimum amount of cutting aluminum. It's noisy and messy..

FRAME:

Wood Automotive exterior Gas Composite material Plywood


Wood Gas Composite material Engineering Automotive exterior


Rectangle Wood Automotive design Shelving Art


The casters are the industrial ones that have the rubber pads that can be used to level the rig:

Wood Rolling Toy Gas Motor vehicle


STORAGE:

There are 8 drawers and one open compartment. 4 of the drawers have Kaizen foam in them:

Audio equipment Gas Wood Electronic device Machine


One deep drawer in the middle holds the saw blades (there is a blog on that HERE) and a tenon jig:

Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Composite material


Wood Automotive exterior Flooring Gas Hardwood


Three wide drawers hold 2 miter gauges, 2 crosscut sleds and a miter sled:

Wood Rectangle Automotive exterior Flooring Machine


Wood Rectangle Flooring Recreation Machine


Wood Shelving Cabinetry Drawer Shelf


THE SAW:

I covered the front of the saw with some rubber sheet material I had laying around. Not that pretty, but it covers up some of those gaping holes. I removed the factory tilt indicator thing because it's virtually useless and requires a much bigger opening to function. The tilt scale is there mostly as a novelty. I also printed out the serial and model number of the saw (just in case) because the original plate is covered up now:

Gas Automotive tire Audio equipment Machine Shelving


In the back of the saw, I built 2 removable panels to enclose the back and use rare earth magnets to keep them on the saw. Unfortunately, they have to be removed to tilt the blade. I may build a 45 degree tilt version some day, we'll see:

Gas Wood Machine Metal Cylinder


Rectangle Circuit component Composite material Technology Pattern


I built an extra beam on the out-feed side of the saw to place 2 movable out-feed boards on. The challenges in designing out-feed for this rig is the Incra TS-LS fence rides on top of the back rail so you can't have a permanent structure on top of the rail. The other issue is the tilting motor in the back, when fully tilted comes very close to the plane of the saw table. So the rail I added is just behind the motor allowing it to tilt.

The sliding out-feed boards have plastic runners that keep them in place, but can be moved or removed quickly:

Wood Rectangle Floor Flooring Wood stain


Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Wood stain


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Engineering Machine


Also, my downdraft table (which I had to install a lift kit on for this build!) falls just below the out-feed boards:

Wood Gas Engineering Machine Motor vehicle


ROUTER TABLES:

There is a router box on both sides of the saw. You can access the routers under the table with removable panels that are held in place with rare earth magnets. Also, both boxes are hard wired with a duplex outlet inside each box:

This is the right box (which is also the access to tilt the saw):

Cabinetry Wood Shelving Wood stain Gas


Automotive lighting Gas Machine Vehicle door Automotive exterior


And the left box which has access from the end of the frame:

Musical instrument Wood String instrument Gas Guitar


Fixture Wood Gas Machine Door


The table on this box is mounted directly to the aluminum frame and not the saw. All I can say is it is REALLY sturdy…

DUST COLLECTION:

There are three 4" dust ports on the back on the cabinet and I have to change the quick connect hose for each:

Gas Cameras & optics Machine Electrical wiring Cable


The dust box for the saw has an angled bottom and works good. Haven't tested the router boxes yet, but I'm guessing they will be marginal, but better than no dust collection:

Wood Rectangle Shelving Hardwood Plywood


The blast gate is mounted near the ceiling and at the back of the saw, which is un-reachable from the front of the saw. I attached a dowel to the blast gate so you can open and close the gate from the front. Also marked a line on the dowel so you can tell if the gate is open from across the shop, because the gate itself is hidden behind the ceiling mounted air cleaner:

Pipeline transport Gas Engineering Wood Machine


Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Electrical supply Machine


OTHER STUFF:

The saw is wired separately from the 2 router tables and these 2 cords are zip-tied above the right side of the saw. This makes it really convenient to unplug things for safety reasons and also means you can't have the both the saw and router tables plugged in at the same time….also for safety reasons. I've been known to hit the wrong switch before. Also, there is a little flashlight mounted there which makes reading the Incra scale much easier:

Wood Motor vehicle Gas Electrical wiring Machine


Hood Motor vehicle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Rim


I still intend to build several zero clearance inserts for the saw and will install splitters in them. I purchased the Leecraft (CR-1) to use as pattern. This is a really nice insert and completely adjustable for height and fit:

Wood Bumper Hardwood Wood stain Automotive exterior


Wood Floor Flooring Composite material Hardwood


Lastly, for those of you that have the Incra fence, you know that it is a space hog when the fence is opened wide. I found a spot is the shop where the fence can be open and doesn't affect any other stuff, basically it opens into an un-usable space between the dust collector and the separator:

Cabinetry Wood Drawer Table Gas


Like everything else in the shop, I'm sure there are more changes coming…....

Thanks for lookin'
Thanks Matt!

Andy - the design process is something like watching paint dry….lot's of staring into space. This was mostly designed on the fly…...thanks!

David, the casters did sting a little…...but I did get 15% off at Woodcraft during their April Fools sale…...I'll take you up on the Old Milwaukee's Best…...maybe see ya soon? Thanks man.

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Moddin' the Table Saw.....

This is another project that I've been kicking around for awhile now. Kind of time consuming but think it will be a good one for the long run: