I not certain that this qualifies for a “project” but it’s been raining here for the last two days (on vacation not withstanding!) so I had to do something.
The base started from a 12×12 blank of 1/8” hardboard and trimmed down to final size of 12×11-1/16. I made the base a lot wider on the left hand side so that I can use the saw with my good hand (left hand). The way is was before, the motor would hit the clamps holding the fence, no longer!
I won’t get into the whole back story, that can be found here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/10382 but the idea is that the front 1/4-20 bolts act as a pivot point and you swing the rear of the fence in or out to square the sides with the blade. The rear holes are drilled over sized in the fence, 1/2”, to allow 1/8” adjustment each way from center.
I’ve got the blade guard clamped up out of the way so that getting it all square is a little easier. I’ll stick a rule to the blade with a magnet and use that so that I can get out to the ends where measuring will be easier. I’m not sure if I’ll need to add any laminate to the bottom (I hope note) but a few cuts will tell.
Once I get the saw setup, I’ll clamp it down and carefully lower the saw through the base thus ending with a zero clearance base. Not so sure about this, this has me a bit nervous.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135