Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    .
    Posts
    7,910

    Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    I want to build a storage cabinet to go underneath the extension table on my table saw. The space I have to work with is 32" wide x 34" tall x 24" deep. I'll probably put it on casters so that it is mobile and use full extension slides for the drawers.

    Some items I plan to store there:

    Arbor wrenches
    8" stacked dado set with shims
    Push sticks
    Feather boards
    Tenoning Jig
    Stock Miter gauge and Osborne EB-3 Miter gauge

    Any of y'all got any ideas or pics to share?

    Cody
    Tyler, TX


    I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just...Thomas Jefferson



  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sacramento, CA, USA.
    Posts
    3,491

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    A mini fridge is what occupies that space in my shop :+

    This sounds like it might be a good opportunity to make yourself a good blade box, too. Unless you've already got blade storage covered.

    If it were me, I'd want my arbor wrenches and miter guages easily accessible. Maybe even hanging on the front? My incra miter 2000 hanging on the front of my saw under the height wheel. Makes it very quick to access. My wrenches used to hang on pegboard above the outfeed table (small space, almost everything has one end or another against a wall).

    Were I to banish my fridge from that prime space, I think i'd want pegboard on the outside (maybe even all 4 sides) so that I could hang the flat stuff on it and make it easy to get at.

    For your larger items like the tenoning jig, I was thinking of those shallow platforms used in kitchen cabinets these days. The ones with the full-extension drawer slides and are maybe 3" deep.

    I don't have any pics, but what's coming to mind is a couple drawers on top and a door covering one or two full-extension shelves below them. The door might be a framed panel of pegboard (maybe with a solid 1/4" ply inside to ward off dust) with your favorite miter guage hanging on the front.

    Having things easily reached makes it much more likely that I'll make use of 'em. I found that once I hung my arbor wrenches and blades nearby, I actually changed blades when i was supposed to. I used to be horrible about that ... I abused a few nice rip blades because I was too lazy to hunt down the wrenches (open a drawer!) and seek out a blade (4 steps away!). It was just "one cut" afterall, right? ... heh :P

  3. #3
    Sonny Edmonds
    Guest

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    Cody,
    My outfeed is 48" x 48". I built a big drawer I hung under the clear area just for most everything you've listed there.
    I also store my router bits there because my RT is in the side table of the saw.
    Below that is "long term storage". A lot of it is stuff in plastic crates, or that will set or slide under. Most folks would call it junk, I guess. But it's good junk to me. ;)
    There is also the dirty air booster blower under there, bolted to the floor. And a roll-around MIG wire feed welder for any steel welding for jigs or shop fixtures. (But that is more like under the stand for the drill press, actually.)

    You might consider something like a cut-down bakery rack to roll under there. ;)

    :D

    [link:home.att.net/~paul.edmonds/|Sonny Edmonds ]
    Saugus, CA
    "Precision Firewood Specialist"
    God Bless America !
    One Nation Under God!
    "Lurkimus turdius orifus"

    [h1]Welcome to the Forum![/h1]
    http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_132.gif





  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    VA, USA.
    Posts
    522

    Tangent question for Sonny

    Sonny, can you tell me/us who don't have a clue, what IS the dirty air blower? Is it an auxillary blower to help 'push" the dusty ait from the TS to the piping in your DC?

    I ask because I have an 'under-sized' DC, but can't afford to replace it yet.

    Thanks, and sorry for shifting the topic, Cody, but I was afraid i'd forget it, if I waited to post to another thread.

    Thanks,


  5. #5
    Sonny Edmonds
    Guest

    RE: Tangent question for Sonny

    Sure, Jerry, threads around here tend to ambel anyway. Just like a bunch of codgers sitting on a hardware store porch jawin. ;)

    A "Dirty air booster blower" is simply a blower located upstream from the main collection system that sucks on the piping system from the machines, and kicks that air on towards the main systems blower.
    Hence, Dirty Air Blower. (Or Booster Blower)

    Industry uses them in ducting systems (usually mounted up in the long runs) to help get better air movement when the machine is far from the main cyclone.
    Because the main collection system can only draw so hard, and long runs tend to have lesser performance due to friction losses.
    And since the main blower is drawing on the boosters discharge (giving it a negitive pressure), when it is running it pulls air in really hard from the piping connected to it.
    Effectively giving the dust collection system 2 stages of blowers to move the air along.

    My first blower was a 660 CFM, 1 HP from Harbor Fright. It was all I could manage back then.
    When I got the Delta drum sander (which I kicked to the curb), I had to get a bigger dust collector (Delta 1 1/2 HP, 1200 CFM).
    As things developed, I put the 660 up overhead, and had it kicking to the main system outside.

    http://home.att.net/~paul.edmonds/sh...terblower1.jpg

    In this shop, the Delta is under the TS outfeed and kicking to the cyclone system on the wall of the shop. It creates a hell of a lot of air flow to the center of the shop's equipment.

    That... is what a "Dirty Air Booster Blower" is and does. I copied the idea from industry and applied it to two different home shops now. ;)

    :D

    [link:home.att.net/~paul.edmonds/|Sonny Edmonds ]
    Saugus, CA
    "Precision Firewood Specialist"
    God Bless America !
    One Nation Under God!
    "Lurkimus turdius orifus"

    [h1]Welcome to the Forum![/h1]
    http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_132.gif





  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    VA, USA.
    Posts
    522

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    Seems like a good project to practice making drawers and mounting....

    BTW: is it fixed to the underside of the TS or is it riding on the frame of the legs using angle iron or such?

    Sonny: thanks for that description..... does the booster have to be the same or more power (CFM rated) than the DC blower... concerned about "pushing" air faster than it is going to the DC.... something easily done with a small DC unit, I would suppose.

    Thanks again.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Castro Valley, California.
    Posts
    1,913

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    Hi Jerry, thanks.

    The cabinet hangs off the ext table by screws, but I was worried about this over the long run. It turns out the Delta puts a piece of angle iron on the right legs to stabilize the legs. I snugged the angle iron up to the bottom of the cabinet. Works well.

    Although I find having a cabinet there very handy, it also means that it used up the place to hang a router, since I had previously built a router center, I did not need tis space. But it is something to think about.

    Blessings,
    --Mark

    [center]http://garageshop.org/SignIcon.jpg
    [center][link:garageshop.org/ | Visit the Shop]

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    .
    Posts
    7,910

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    Thanks all for the suggestions and thanks Mark for your pics. That's exactly what I needed to see.

    I've even seen them before on your site but forgot when and where.

    Cody
    Tyler, TX


    I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just...Thomas Jefferson



  9. #9
    Sonny Edmonds
    Guest

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    Jerry,
    Less than the main one is preferable.
    If it was more CFM, it would overpower the filtration end and blow dust out of every nook and cranny.
    It can anyway if the final filtration begins plugging up.
    You want the main blower to impose a negitive pressure on the discharge of the dirty air booster blower. }>

    :D

    [link:home.att.net/~paul.edmonds/|Sonny Edmonds ]
    Saugus, CA
    "Precision Firewood Specialist"
    God Bless America !
    One Nation Under God!
    "Lurkimus turdius orifus"

    [h1]Welcome to the Forum![/h1]
    http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_132.gif





  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Castro Valley, California.
    Posts
    1,913

    RE: Need Under-Table Storage Ideas

    Here you go Cody:

    Details are on the site: in the shop/cabinets.

    Blessings,
    --Mark

    [center]http://garageshop.org/SignIcon.jpg
    [center][link:garageshop.org/ | Visit the Shop]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •