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    I finally finished my table saw work station. I've been putting it together a bit at a time for a couple of months. I have a 3650 that I took the leg set off of. I bought the plans for the station from Wood magazine and modified them somewhat. Outside of the fact that it weighs a ton, I love it. I replaced the left wing of the saw with a bench dog cast iron router table. The right side has a homemade table with a Rousseau lift in it. I have four drawers for storage and am planning on putting in a vertical pull out in the vacant space (based on Glen Bradley's design, from SMC forum). The outfeed table is rock solid and really improves my ability to handle sheet goods safely. It is base on the one that Bob D. did. I found the legs for the table on a previous post on the SMC forum. The design is ingenious and they are really stable. I don't have a DC just a shop vac so I bought the Ridgid dust collection system and used that to connect the dust ports between the router table and the table saw. I have one other outlet that I'm going to connect to the shark guard, once I get it. The whole thing is kind of cumbersome but it provides excellent stability and greatly improves my work capacity.
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    Just a few more pics. I added a hook at the bottom of the base so that I could pull this thing out into the middle of the garage with a little more ease.
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    • #3
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      Real nice job. I like it. I see you have two router work stations in your setup.
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      • #4
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        it is when i see things like this that make me wish i could fab up something like that in diamond plate alum, with a mild steel frame, that would be pricy but would last forever. i want somting like that but my shop is way to humid down here in south west florida
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        • #5
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          Kudoes to you for the effort, craftsmanship, and perseverance to do that!! You may want to consider going into the business of making them, 'cause from where I stand, I'll never have the time to do it!! Great job

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          • #6
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            Excellent! Nice work.
            ‎"I've never let my schooling interfere with my education" -Mark Twain

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by oldslowchevy View Post
              it is when i see things like this that make me wish i could fab up something like that in diamond plate alum, with a mild steel frame, that would be pricy but would last forever. i want somting like that but my shop is way to humid down here in south west florida
              www.8020.net aka "The Industrial Erector Set"

              Not cheap but you can use their extruded aluminum and accessories to build many things. They are also on eBay.

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              Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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              “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
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              "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
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              • #8
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                Wow....that is quite awesome! A fine example of woodshop porn! I have been wanting to do something like that for a long time and now I'm making this my Christmas present to myself. As you can see, my battered extension table started out as a router station, but I built a standalone table which works great. and I need a new solution. I already downloaded the plans and can't wait to get started.....

                Fine work rnt80....

                Zeno
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                • #9
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                  rnt80,

                  I see the plans call for MDO. While I have never personally used it it looks like a great product. I have been to the local HD and Lowes and cannot find it. Did you use it in your project? If so, where did you get it?

                  Thanks Again,
                  Zeno
                  “Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.” —Thomas Carlyle

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                    rnt80, very nice work. I especially like your outfeed system.
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                    • #11
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                      What a sweet set-up. Looks like a lot of work went into that project. If I'm not mistakenI think I see. just to the right of the saw. just enough room for a cappuchino maker. Seriously. excellent work....

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                      • #12
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                        Zenophus, I wish you would've mentioned your interest in this thing before you bought the plans. I would've gladly shared them with you. I did not use MDO. It would've been nice but I couldn't afford the extra cost. I just used MDF instead. I know it added weight to the project but that was one of the tradeoffs. Honestly, I don't mind the hassle of pulling this monster out and pushing it back in because it is rock solid. It adds a level of stability that makes everything safer. If you have any questions about modifications I made or anything else please don't hesitate to shoot me a pm or email. Thanks to all for all the kind words.

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                        • #13
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                          Very nice rnt80.

                          One question though, where is the blade guard?

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                          • #14
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                            Wow.....I appreciate the offer for the plans, but I would have felt odd getting them without paying (it's only 9 bucks after all). I am very impressed with your treatment of this project, but I need to make it different for my own purposes. For instance, I will not be making the router table to the right or the left but instead create a longer extension that would accommodate a full 48" piece of ply. I think the total width would be something like 68". I will be leaving the left as it is as the saw stands. I have already completed the base this afternoon (out of plywood strips instead of solid maple) and will be going out tomorrow evening to get the MDF and ply for the sides and top.

                            As usual, I am questioning some of the plan concepts and will be modifying them as needed. I will be posting the "for instances" soon as I get going, but I wanted to thank "rnt80" for the great idea and a starting point for my Christmas present!

                            Warmest Regards,
                            Zeno
                            “Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.” —Thomas Carlyle

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                            • #15
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                              Billmoy, the blade guard is on the way. I've never used the one that came with the 3650. I am ordering a shark guard here shortly and will be installing that as soon as I get it. Zenophus, good luck with the construction. Keep us posted on the progress.

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