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Updating My Craftsman 113 Table Saw #3: Almost There!

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Blog entry by CRAIGCLICK posted 04-02-2018 05:25 PM 508 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Short entry today

So this weekend, I was able to get one of the wing extensions finished and I got all of the pieces cut and ready for the other one. Unfortunately, time was not on my side and obligations to family took precedence.

Here is the saw as it currently sits.

I got the left side wing on there. It’s 17 1/2 inches wide (it was supposed to be 16, but I miscalculated…I bet you can all figured out how I screwed that up!

Anyway, there’s no reason to complain about extra space. The build was pretty simple and it attached beautifully. I lagged it into the two holes on the table and then through-bolted with 5/16 bolts on the rear rail.

It sits on top of the front rail and seems to be very stable, so I don’t know whether I’ll bother bolting it in.

Prior to cutting everything for the other wing extension, I went ahead and built myself a crosscut sled using some spare 3/4 MDF and some 3/4” ply I had sitting around. I used some 3/4 oak to make the rails and everything worked out GREAT. It worked beautifully, but there was some very minor sticking as I pushed and pulled the sled. That’s how I learned that, when it comes to sanding, there is a VERY fine line between “a teeny bit” and “way too freakin’ much.” I now have about a 32nd of an inch of “wiggle” in the sled…dang it!

Oh well, I didn’t glue anything, so I can start over.

Klingspor Woodworking shop has 3/4×3/8×48” UHMW strips for 10 bucks. I think it’s probably worth it. That way I know everything’s nice and straight.

-- Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace.



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#1 posted 04-04-2018 01:12 PM

Give these a try – https://www.microjig.com/products/zeroplay

-- Marshall --------------------------- In with 10. Out with 10.

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