|The tablesaw is the centerpiece of any shop. I've taken that
philosophy to the next level with this one-of-a-kind saw station.
This is the mother of all tablesaw stations. A simple contractor's style tablesaw is converted into storage dream. A total of 24 drawers (many 24" x24", some 9x15, and two 15x30" drawers) contain a vast array of shop tools, gadgets, widgets, and doo-dads (I have several doo-dads!).
The ventillation holes under the saw allow inlet air to draw sawdust into the built-in dust collector port.
Very heavy, very stable, and pretty.
|The Drawer fronts are ribbon stripe sapele mahogany. The drawer
pulls are Ebony, Bacote Rosewood, and Goncalo Alves. Why such fancy woods? Because I
There are 5 drawers in front, 6 on the side, 13 on the back. Another cubby on the side holds the all-important band-aids and other frequently used items.
Construction: 3 sheets of 3/4" Birch ply, 4 sheets of 1/2" birch plywood (drawers), 1/2 sheet of 3/4 MDF, walnut edging, and all ball-bearing 100lb drawer slides.
|Every cubic inch of this station is used for storage. Sawblades stow
neatly in a protective cubby. Custom-made blade mounting studs include a cushioned
blade retaining washer and screw to prevent vibration between the blades during saw
This cubby also provides the perfect place to store those elusive shims.
|Access to the Motor and belt is provided by a hatch. Try as I might, I
could not figure out a way to put a drawer in there with the motor.
Fractions of an inch clearance all 'round maximize the storage of other areas.
|BIG Drawers! And many of them. The entire unit is on heavy duty, but easy to move locking casters. Ohh la-la!|
|What do you put in a 30" deep drawer? Anything you want!
Dust collection is provided via 4" duct to a 1200cfm collector.
|In a final act of defiance to wasted space, I created another storage box
in the last unused space in the entire volume.
Without a single additional square foot of floor space (an outfeed extension on my previous embodiment was the same overall size), I eliminated an unsightly tool storage cabinet that took valuable wall and floor space.
Wow, that is amazing. Let's go back to the home page and see more!