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EEngineer

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Cleveland, OH
United States

My shop is in a detached 2 car garage. I have lived in the same house for 28 years now and most of that time the garage has not seen cars because it was dedicated to my shop. Over the years I made quite a few of my own tools and I plan to add pictures here as I get time and maybe blog about each one.

For right now, here are pictures of the old table saw I used to use (anyone interested in reconditioning this one? It would be a shame to see this old soldier scrapped!) and my “new” table saw I just reconditioned and put into service last summer (2007).

Also – a picture of my router table. I bought it at an estate sale about 1/2 completed and finished it.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"


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lew

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#1 posted 2105 days ago

Nice Shop!

I’ll bet it is nice to be able to open the doors and have a cool breeze flow thru while you’re working.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2105 days ago

These are a pair of nice looking saws. They look like they will get the job done. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures when you have time to get them posted.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mike

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#3 posted 1515 days ago

Nice shop! I noticed you had bult a Router Stand, which has a plexi glass door on the front? Did you include any ventilation in the plexiglass door? I got a little more work on my table left to do, just waiting for the parts, so I was curious on yours?

Thanks, Mike

-- Mike, VT

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EEngineer

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#4 posted 1515 days ago

Mike -

No, no ventilation holes in the plexi. I only use a shopvac with 2 1/2” hose. It seems to leak enough around the door edges to provide make-up air and I worry about drawing more air through any vent holes than through the opening for the router bit. That might change if I add high CFM dust collection.

Beware of chip buildup at the fence (better pictures under one of my projects). I have to open the fence and clear out chips once in a while. It hasn’t become enough of a PITA to address a solution yet. I oughta update the shop pictures… it’s been a couple years now.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1515 days ago

Some classic looking saws you have there.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1515 days ago

Nice shop and a ovely Router Table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Mike

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#7 posted 1514 days ago

Thanks for the info. I am almost done my table, I am using a 4” hose, dust collection is done in two areas both in the Down Draft Cabinet and at the Fence. I have the Incra Wonder Fence which has a dust collecion pipe built into the fence.

This table is huge, 27” X 53”! Now I got to get things finished because I sold my other table…....

Mike

-- Mike, VT

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EEngineer

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#8 posted 1514 days ago

Do you think you will have a problem with dust collection at the fence? Obviously the tube from the fence is much smaller than the 4” tube in the cabinet. I think that’s where some of my problems at the fence are. I know there is more restriction in the tube from my fence than there is in the tube from the cabinet. That’s one of the reasons I was leery about providing any more vents in the plexi door. That would potentially rob even more airflow from the fence.

I haven’t come up with a good way to balance airflow between the two. But, as I said, it hasn’t become enough of a pain to get serious about it yet

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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EEngineer

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#9 posted 1514 days ago

a1jim -

The smaller saw I reconditioned and sent off to my brother. He loves it! Some 60 years old and still going strong.

The bigger one is my only tablesaw now. I made some improvements that can be seen under my projects. As I said, I think I oughta update the shop pics soon. Maybe after the snow melts…

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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card9inal

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#10 posted 1293 days ago

Great pics!

I think I have that same table saw! (Mine was left behind by the previous owner when I moved into our new house!) Do you have pictures of the back of it?

How do you change your blades? I haven’t been able to figure it out yet… (I just took it out of the shed yesterday and spent about 2 minutes looking at it.)

Thanks!

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EEngineer

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#11 posted 1288 days ago

Which saw you talkin about?

The 8” saw (on the beat grey stand) is a Craftsman model 103-22160. I have since refurbed it and passed it on to my brother.

The 10” (on the open stand) is a Craftsman 113-29901. It is my only table saw now. It has some more pictures in my projects section where I added an extension and new switch to it.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1086 days ago

Nice looking shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Duane Fisher

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#13 posted 408 days ago

I SEE YOU HAVE AN OLD CRAFTSMAN SAW WHAT FENCE DID YOU UPDATE IT WITH AND WAS IT EASY TO PUT ON MINE NEEDS UPDATED

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EEngineer

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#14 posted 401 days ago

Sorry it took a while to respond. I have been “under the gun” at work lately.

I assume you are talking about the 10” 113 saw. That fence is a Ridgid AC1036 fence. It was actually made for the Sears 113 Craftsman saws and is a direct bolt-on – no drilling, tapping or fuss. You can see more of it here

I love this fence! I would heartily recommend it to anyone with a Sears 113 saw. Sears sold a version of it called XR2424 Exact-a-rip (or something like that).

Unfortunately, Ridgid no longer makes this fence. I bought mine used on CL. The bay has them quite often too.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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