Revamping my Delta Contractor Saw #17: Shop Kitty: The Supervisor

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Blog entry by Mark Colan posted 11-29-2010 04:45 AM 2501 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A few days ago I cleared off the lower shelf on my saw to take some pictures for planning. The Shop Kitty immediately began supervising.


-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 05:39 AM

Awww… I have three cats; they all love to investigate the shop – none of them will stay after powering up equipment, however.

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

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 11:29 AM

pretty kitty.
reminds me of my cat – whenever the camera comes out, no matter where I am on the property, there is the cat standing/sitting directly in-between the camera lens and the subject of my photography.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Mark Colan

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 02:14 PM

EE, Yup, we have three cats, too. But in the wee hours (this picture was taken one night when I could not sleep) it is Greydon who most wants to hang out with me.

MsDeb: I’m not sure I understand your comment. Are you saying there are other subjects for photography other than your cat? ;-)

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 02:19 PM

haha good point.. what was I thinking!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-29-2010 05:22 PM

No cats, just a bird, and he isn’t allowed in the shop when power tools are in use. Actually he only gets there if I am down there planning or measuring something so that I can design things on the computer. He hangs out on my shoulder or in the bay window in my office on his jungle gym. If he is sitting on my shoulder, he gets to ride around if it is safe.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 02:31 AM

I was looking at the pics of the saw setup and install of the fence and router plate nice job! I need to do the same for my saw but i want to make a torsion box top for mine and if i can get the space in my shop i want an out feed table on the back where i will put my router plate and my incra fence. I have a unisaw with the 52” cut on the right side of the blade, i also want to get a right side wing for it too. I’ll post the progress when it starts

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 01-16-2011 04:49 AM

Bigike: Thanks! I look forward to reading your reports! Maybe seeing it in person, since we’re near by. I built a torsion box of MDF for a workbench. My extension table is 2xMDF layers, each 3/4”. The router has iron angles to hold it flat, and I may add the same for the right side extension, but it may be overkill.

The install of the fence was straightforward – just followed the instructions. All I can say is it is well designed. The router plate gets easier if you buy the template, which I did.

I have made some progress since posting my last report, and need to post a new installment.

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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