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Project by Jwhite2418 posted 03-01-2018 08:06 PM 5143 views 40 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What got me excited again about wood working was a table saw station I saw on Pinterest. After researching and reviewing a bunch of designs I came up with my own. Here is the creation of my station. I started with sketching out a drawing of what I thought would fit best in my garage and the practicality of the usage of the tools incorporated in the cabinet. I decided to use poplar plywood for the construction of the cabinetry due to it’s weight and strength. Knowing that the finished product would weight considerably I used heavy duty casters for mobility. The base is a torsion box construction to withstand bowing of the cabinet.
Being in such a small space in the old shop this had to be done correctly to maximize the space and efficiency of the saw itself. I started with the router table portion of the station. The top two fronts on each side are trays that hold the router bits, the lower fronts hold the router wrenches and accessories. As you can see I used 1/4” solid Oak banding mitered around the fronts and created a solid Oak door for the router compartment. Also I came up with my own custom pull for all the doors and fronts to come. The main bottom drawer has a 1/2 bottom and stores all my routers.
The front of the station is loaded with drawers. I needed to storage for tools, supplies, blades and small scrap. All the drawers are constructed with a fully captured bottom using 1/2” Baltic birch plywood including the bottom which is 1/4”. I also designed the blade storage pullouts which give me ample storage for blades.
The top in finished in laminate along with the table extension. Even though i don’t move the table around, the extension is adjustable and is easily removed if needed be.
The next item which I am currently working on is a Biesemeyer style fence which I’m building myself to custom fit the saw. I will post pictures when it is built and installed.
I have built many accessories for the saw such as the router fence and door rail sled shown in the photos, along with a taper jig, and cross cut sled.
It is a great setup for the small shop that I have.

Here’s some better pictures of the construction of the station.







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#1 posted 03-01-2018 08:09 PM

super cool,great job.

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 08:14 PM

Thanks

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#3 posted 03-01-2018 09:06 PM

That is very nice. There’s a lot of work there and you did a GREAT job!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 03-01-2018 11:48 PM

jwhite2418,

You are a talented woodworker. Your project post are impressive.

I read your bio on your page and I know exactly what you went thru during the recession. I made it thru but barely.

I just retired 7 months ago and woodworking has been a great release that I need. Best wishes, for your continued success. You are proof that you don’t need a large shop to turn out quality products.

Marty

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#5 posted 03-02-2018 12:48 AM

When I saw the first picture, I was curious about your decision to place the router to the left of the saw, but then I saw your layout in a later picture and the question answered itself. I assume that you try to keep the right side of the unit against the wall as much as possible.

Very nice job, and well thought out.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 03-02-2018 01:20 AM

This is outstanding.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#7 posted 03-02-2018 01:36 AM

Absolutely a great design and very well done

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#8 posted 03-02-2018 01:48 AM

Nice setup

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#9 posted 03-02-2018 01:55 AM

Two Daily Top 3’s on the first day of membership — and well deserved ones. Is this some sort of LJ first?

Congratulations!

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#10 posted 03-02-2018 02:24 AM

Wow! Well done.

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#11 posted 03-02-2018 02:54 AM

Impressive!!!

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#12 posted 03-02-2018 04:18 AM

You have allot to brag about…that is a really nice build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#13 posted 03-02-2018 05:09 AM

That setup is screaming to do some work! Very nice job

-- Mister Gray, PNW

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#14 posted 03-02-2018 05:36 AM

That is way too nice!
I whish I had room for that beautiful setup!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 03-02-2018 07:38 AM

Looking very good. Well done.

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