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1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS #16: Top is finish!

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I finish installing my RAS top today, all I need to do now is tune her up!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker



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patron

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#1 posted 1133 days ago

looking good charles

great new re-build

enjoy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 1133 days ago

Looks good!!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 1133 days ago

Ah, you’re using the top! Good for you! Well done, looks great, and may many great projects come from her!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Bill J. Griffin

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#4 posted 1133 days ago

A good top for some good work.
A beauty to make some beauties. :)

-- Shop's too small :( ... hey the decks pretty big :)!!!

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jack1

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#5 posted 1133 days ago

Looks good. You may have found your calling, refurbishing old machinery! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 1128 days ago

Usually , I like to see the girls top come off !!
But this girl is better with her top on.
Great job

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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Roz

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#7 posted 1115 days ago

Nicely done Charles!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1115 days ago

Thanks guys!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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grandpasworkshop

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#9 posted 1108 days ago

Cliff I can see right now we are on same page I have a 1956 De Walt saw. Been in family for the duration. Never had to do any thing to it except take care of it and turn it on

-- Grandpaj

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grandpasworkshop

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#10 posted 1108 days ago

http://kregjig.ning.com/photo/albums/my-humble-shop
Cliff here is my shop and saw

-- Grandpaj

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1100 days ago

Nice looking old RAS,Charles. You can do a lot of good work on one of them. A RAS was my first saw and I built a lot of decks , cabinets and my old 1910 telephone cabinets on it. I still have it and would not part with it. It is my dedicated dado station these days.

They tend to throw a lot of dust out the back so I built a full catcher around the back with a chute that drops the dust down into a detachable bag. That get a 95% of the mess I used to have.

My saw is a Craftsman and I have to check the squareness before I use it each time to make sure that arm did not get bumped. It does not take much of a bump for them to cut off 1/64 in that length.i

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1100 days ago

I would like to use my RAS for dadoing and crosscutting.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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grandpasworkshop

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#13 posted 1043 days ago

I have a 1956 DeWalt RAS and it is a true cutting fool.Just keep it clean ,It has been in family since it was new so I no mine has been taken care of,Even have the steel accessory box with attachments for saw.Mine is speckled light green and off white in color

-- Grandpaj

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#14 posted 1043 days ago

thats a nice top Charles!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 1043 days ago

Its has some cuts in it now LOL! But that top will last for awhile.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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