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Craftsman Table Saw 28462 #11: Sled and a Tenon jig oops

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 1144 days ago 1841 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: It's Hip to be Square Part 11 of Craftsman Table Saw 28462 series Part 12: Sled done - working well »

Assembled more of the sled.

Waiting on glue to dry for the back fence and supports.

Big Oops

Didn’t think about this one… I wanted to mount a tenon jig on the sled. Even did a notional design to make sure I added T-track at the right place. Then I put the support bars. It wasn’t until the glue was mostly dried that I realized I had not thought through this very well. The bars go over the blade – right where the Tenon Jig needs to go.

Need to rethink this. Probably better not to put this on the sled due to the lost 3/4” from the sled height.

Also, I chose to poorly route out the supports on both sides. I did it by hand and it turned out really poorly. Too much chip out and too wide but it’ll do. Plus, I will need an oddly shaped stop block if I want to put the block closer than the edge of the supports allow.

Also noted that the track, which is put on early in this design, is now way too tight to easily slide. Will probably need longer track anyway due to the placement of the tabs. Good thing I bought twice the material I need :)

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



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rmoore

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#1 posted 1144 days ago

At least your humble enough to admit your mess ups. Let’s just call it a learning experience… or a prototype. I’ve made lots of prototypes.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#2 posted 1144 days ago

I get plenty of opportunities for humility. I think it could be helpful to someone else to see when I mess up and I’ve also got some great advise here on how to do better. I feel like this site is apprenticing me.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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rmoore

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#3 posted 1144 days ago

Just read the rest of this blog. I made some zero clearance inserts for my Craftsman table saw which also has a thin original throat plate. Check this out. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/46641

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#4 posted 1143 days ago

@Ron – Very cool. i did manage to make a 1/4” throat plate and was able to push the blade up by clamping the fence over the plate (make sure to leave room for the blade). I like the idea of putting a backing plate behind it, but cutting it with my circular saw really scares me. I was thinking about makinf the undersized (bottom) plate also out of 1/4” and gluing the two together. Also, doesn’t the arbor hit the 3/4” or did you hog it out?

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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#5 posted 1142 days ago

Doug, I put the circular saw blade on my table saw as the 10 inch blade would not go down low enough to clear the insert. The arbor will hit if I raise it up high enough. You could use a Dremel or something to make a space for the arbor.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#6 posted 546 days ago

You need a new Table saw buddy!! /:o

I would check out those Bosch bench top models. They are super solid. Good stuff.

-- Everyday Woodworking is saving my life.

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