Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #11: It's rebuilt, now it's time for the addons........ base and router cabinet

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) posted 11-21-2010 06:32 PM 4213 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did get the base cut down and reassembled. I took the 2’ x 6’ base that I used on my R4511 and cut it down to 2’ x 4’. Also, the original base had 4 pieces of 6’ angle iron strapped to the bottom of it. This one only has 2 pieces of 4’ (cut from 6’) angle iron strapped to the bottom. I don’t see why this base needs to be as ridgid as the last, since it will be holding half as much weight. I went ahead and re-used the router table cabinet from the last base. I guess this means there won’t be an old woody look to it, but I can live with that. The next piece to finish is going to be the base that the actual saw sits on. It will have the power switches mounted in it with a knee operated shutoff. For now, enjoy the pictures.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 05:29 AM

Looks like a great start. I am sort of disappointed that you can’t do the woody design. However, I completely understand that designs have to be changed sometimes. Maybe you could add a theme to it later on.
I’ll be plenty interested in how you do your knee operated shutoff. I have looked at several different designs on this general idea and have very much considered adding this as a safety feature to my own saw. I have been caught off guard a coule of times when I would have loved to be able to just shut the saw down where I was at without having to turn loose of the wood at hand.


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#2 posted 12-04-2010 12:08 AM

You are moving along nicely.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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