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Blog entry by George_SA posted 777 days ago 2687 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My table saw was made by my wife’s grandfather.

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The only drawback is that it only has one miter slot and the blade can’t tilt

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The original splitter
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Which I replaced with a riving knife
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The arbor assembly
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The 3/4 hp motor

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The rip fence

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The insert plate

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Blade guard

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The miter gauge was also home made

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-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity



8 comments so far

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b2rtch

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#1 posted 777 days ago

Very interesting

-- Bert

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Don W

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#2 posted 777 days ago

that looks like a nice well built piece of equipment.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 776 days ago

That is an amazing build that should last forever.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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George_SA

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#4 posted 776 days ago

It outlasted grandpops and I’m sure it will outlast me!

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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tuffruss

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#5 posted 776 days ago

That’s a well designed machine. I only wish I could have known him and seen all his other tools.

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stefang

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#6 posted 774 days ago

Looks very well made, kudos to your wife’s grandad. You can probably make angle cuts by using jigs to present the workpiece to the blade at the correct angle.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 774 days ago

What a creative and innovative guy,that’s some saw.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rance

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#8 posted 732 days ago

Now that’s just cool. :) Welcome to LJ.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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