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post #1 of 16 Old 03-14-2020, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Table saw wing drawer

I have a small shop, and have a mobile table saw. I got sick of all the small jigs, inserts, push sticks, blades, featherboards, pencils, tape measures, Wixey gauge, being in various places around the shop.

I was planning on just a drawer, but a drawer has to be below the rails. That means there's about 3" of unused vertical space, so I put a door on top over a tray. My inserts, pushsticks, extra tape measure, pencils, and Wixey gauge go in there.

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Handy spot for those items - well done! Don't weigh it down too much, or at least check to make sure it doesn't throw your rails off.

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Very clever

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Good inventive thinking!!!


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The lid is the cherry on top!
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Hi everybody, thanks for the comments! I appreciate it!

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Handy spot for those items - well done! Don't weigh it down too much, or at least check to make sure it doesn't throw your rails off.

David
Weight was definitely a concern, with that being the end furthest from the wheels.

I tried to minimize weight by using only 1/2" ply for the sides and the drawer, and only two little strips below the drawer. Even so, I can feel the weight bias when I move the saw around now.

It took a lot of fussing to get it just right, so I have consistent clearance as I slide the fence over it. It's been on there for about three months, and it doesn't seem to have drawn the rails down.
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Very Creative. Thanks for sharing

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Great idea!
I hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' it!

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Nice job....I have to build one for mine to store saw blades in. Have a router in the way. Should be interesting...
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Great idea!
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Thanks everyone!

So this weekend, I had lots of blade and insert changes. That was so convenient having that top tray!
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good idea. but if that finger hole is a through hole, then I'd worry about sawdust getting inside.
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That's a darn good idea! No you got me wondering how to attach to a cast iron wing. :-)

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That side of my fence is constantly covered with cut off's.
That might force me to keep it cleared off.
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Nice idea. This is the first time in all my years I have seen someone make an extension that opened from the top. Good use of the otherwise wasted space.


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