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SAW CABINET #1: BUILDING MY TOY SAW A CABINET, OUTFEED TABLE, AND MORE

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Blog entry by Metrotek posted 874 days ago 1326 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some more photos showing the progress of my saws cabinet. It fits perfectly where it’s supposed to then when I connect the outfeed table and Biesmeyer style fence to it there should be no problem with maintaining alignment.
I think I’ll put about two feet out the back for the outfeed table not including the mounting/hinge area. I’m going to make my own hinges instead of purchasing them; just brackets with dowels for the pins. Then, probably 8” inch wings. That dinky little saw doesn’t have any top; just about the size of the insert. Actually, it’s 25 5/8” x 17 7/8” but still that isn’t much.
I have to put a brake on it too; it rolls like crazy.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe



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Ryan Bruzan

148 posts in 1493 days


#1 posted 873 days ago

Looks like its coming along quite well.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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Metrotek

134 posts in 1282 days


#2 posted 872 days ago

I’m not really clear on how to, and where to, post new projects/projects under way. If I’m doing it wrong you guys tell me, okay.
Here are the latest photos of the progress of my outfeed table. I need to build the diagonal support yet but I haven’t decided on the actual design; I’ve seen several and I like them all. I’m sort of favoring the one that swing out from the back of the saw cabinet like a triangle with a leveler sticking up on top to adjust the tables plane. It’s relatively simple too.
I’ll be starting on the fence next all made of wood incuding the nuts and bolts; I’m just kidding about the nuts and bolts although you can make really cool nuts, bolts, threaded eyes, etc. with a Beal Wood threader. Have you guys seen one of those? I’d just like to be able to afford a box threader in a couple of different sizes. I have some threaded dowels on the Toy Crane.
It’s ridiculous how the mills have to spray paint everything or staple tags on it to tear up saw blades; just because they have their own ideas about what the materials they make are to be used for doesn’t mean someone such as myself won’t come along and try to build someting nice with them.
If anyone has any advice or suggestions please do not hesitate to present them.
All of you take care.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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NormG

3987 posts in 1602 days


#3 posted 872 days ago

You’ve done a wonderful job thus far

-- Norman

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