Day number two feels good. You made so much progress last night, and it’s almost done.
So you jump right in, and decided to put your trunions on and figure this thing out. 3 long screws hold them on.
...well, easier to put them on first, then flip the whole show onto the table top I think.
Bam. You got this.
...That’s supposed to be behind that. (swear a lot)
Rent a bearing puller.
Just like day number two feels so good, so does doing things twice. Hooray.
Look at this fun tilt nut cage thing. I’m trying to hold another spring washer. Feet towards the left, resting on the side wall.
Fun flange for the outside.
Put this here.
Put that there.
Break this. (swear more) Then go buy grade 8 stuff.
More awesome machined pulleys. Put them on this. Yes.
This goes on next.
You have lots of washers and bolts. And you forgot to put the washers on the trunions. Take it back off and do it a second time!
Time to get the lift mechanism together. Okay, from bottom to top: e clip, collar, collar, super thin washers, seemingly super thing washer as well – BUT IS ACTUALLY A SPRING WASHER, e clip. Got it? Good.
e clip and collar on this side. Put a handwheel on and feed it in.
Other side gets the collar, washers, SPRING WASHER (see see?), and e clip.
Tilt rod is easy to install, too. I let the saw guts flop to a side and just started threading the rod in. Tilted it back over and down, and it went in.
So here, little collar on the inside of the saw base.
Big collar on the outside of the saw base. Handwheel holds it on.
You are awesome. Make pretend saw motor noises and puff out your chest. Soon you will be able to rip 8/4 oak bar tops all day long.
Left to do:
Build an amazing table saw base SLASH general workshop bench (that’s another blog)
Get some better handwheels
Learn how to wire a motor, then mount it on the saw
Put the link belt on
Square the blade up
Freshen up the cast iron top
Build some kitchen cabinets
Hope this was helpful, and you all enjoyed. As I said before, if anyone wants more details on anything, I have all the information. Thread sizes, bolt sizes, washer sizes, etc. I just didn’t think it was exceedingly relevant to include here. This is just more for fun and eye candy.
-- .·..-._.·¨ ¤ Joshua