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My work shop is in the basement of my house . It is a real man cave I have to stupe to be in it but not inof that I can not work in it . It might not be big and not have all of the nice tolls but it is a work in progress and it is mine ( and the banks ) . I have all low priced tolls but they do the job . I like to savage tolls that people are getting rid of like my table saw it is a cheep Tradesmen that my father in-law was throughing out do to the power switch was bad . I replaced the switch and it is my first table saw . It is not the best but it is mine . My router table is an old contractors table that took a circular saw to make it a table saw and it had a place for a router table . With a ryobi router under it . It works good . My scroll saw it an old HF that take the pin stile blades . I paid $5.00 for it at a yard sail . It cut wood nice . By the way who every came up with the contractors table that I have should be in jail . They are so dangerous as a saw table . I have came across 2 off them . One is my router table and the other is under my scroll saw .

-- Mike


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#1 posted 01-17-2011 11:11 AM

Hey Mike,
Any shop is better than none…looking good.

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 04:07 PM

Ha, I have the exact same stand for my router table, also converted from the old circular saw setup, which I inherited from my parents (probably 25 years old). I replaced the top with a new one though, because my original MDF one was badly warped.

Agree that it fits the bill perfectly for it’s new purpose. And a much more suitable use than a tipsy table saw.

Thanks for sharing.

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland

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MuzzleMike

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 05:02 AM

Thanks Guys .

Aj_houston When I got my first on the MDF was bad and I put a peace of counter top on it . That one is for my scroll saw . The second one was taken care of but they took everything off of it for the wiring and switch . That one is my router table and I took the switch and safety bare off of my first on to make it work . Back when I first got them No one I know had an Idea when they where made and who made them . I think they are nice but I would not use then as a saw table .

-- Mike

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 07:11 AM

Mike, my first shop was in a basement, not very big but was fun to putter around in, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 01:34 AM

I actually have the manual for mine. Out of curiosity, I pulled it out, since we’re discussing it (not sure I ever looked at it before.) Mine is a Sears model #25967 “Saw Table” (Patent Pending). Of course, it says, “Power Tool Not Included” and “Caution”... on the cover. The manual goes into setups for a circular saw (agree that this could be deadly), a jig saw and a router. The manual’s illustrations just show cutting small boards and sheets that fit on the table and states, “do not work on large work pieces or with heavy materials.” Liability mitigation from a more pre-litigious era.

I too, salvaged the switch and safety bar setup and mounted it on the new MDF router table top that I retrofitted.

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland

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MuzzleMike

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 06:30 AM

I had no Idea who made them . I had an Idea that the one came from sears . The person that it cam from got all of his stuff sears . I thought it might be able to make a jig saw out of it but I will be onist my scroll saw does a lot of work as a jig saw . I do not like anything to be toss to the curb . The clocks I am making . The tops and bottoms are made out of an old 4 person bench some one was putting out to the trash . It was made out of cherry . I am not a garbage collector but I do like to find now life for things and save the planet a little for my kids . Only one of my tables had the switch on it . I am thinking about taking off the bar it is bent and it does get in the road for a router table . They are very sturdy tables .

-- Mike

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 07:37 AM

Just got done with prepping some wood up for my clocks ( for the tops and bottoms ) . I forgot my shop vac in the gauge . Boy did I make a mess . I think I am going to need to get a dust collector . It was shore fun to get back into it and just cut and shape . My router bit are cheep ones I pick up for $20. at Big Lot and I was told those are no good buy the expensive ones . I have to say they work nice for the money I got 50 bits and I have not had any problems and got my money out of the already . I tell you that old $5. scroll saw works like a charm . I have seen others vibrate like crazy . Mine runs so smooth and very little noise . The wife thought that I was just sitting down there and I was a cutting fool .

-- Mike

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 03:46 AM

I totally understand. The first table saw I had came to me from a guy who used it to cut meat or car bumpers or something weird. It was awful. Every time I turned it on, I was sure I was going to have to go to the hospital. (Maybe that’s why I use hand tools so much.) But it cut wood and whet my appetite for working with wood.

Be careful. Wear goggles. And welcome to LJ.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 06:38 AM

Yes . Luckily at the end of last November I had a 10” Tradesman given to me . I know they are not that good but I was a large step up for me . It had the stand that came with it . The last owner got it from a yard sale and did nit get the wrenches to change the blade or any paper work . He had it for a year or two and the power switch went bad . Well getting a hold of the company that makes Tradesman is next to imposable . This man likes everything like it should be from the store and was going to put it out to the trash . Instead he gave it to me . I consulted with an electron and he got what is a heavy duty light switch and had me put it on ( just replacing the switch and nothing ells ) . It works good . Between that and my router and scroll saw I am getting a nice mound of saw dust and LOVING IT .

Good news to day I found out that my old HF scroll saw that I picked up is almost the same thing that Grizzly sells . They sell it in 22” mine is 19” but a lot of the parts are interchangeable . Mine is missing the hold down foot . I just used it with out it but it would be nice to get one . I am in contact with grizzly to set me up .

I have a quick question . I was looking on HF and seen a saw dust bag that goes under a stand table saw . I was wondering would it be worth investing into one ? The are only $5.00 .

Mike

-- Mike

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 06:48 AM

Nice looking workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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MuzzleMike

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 12:23 AM

Those pics where taken back when my garage was my wood shop but It got down graded to my basement .
I got to many toys to have my shop in my 2.5 car garage . Here is some of my toys and you can see why .
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I think my wood shop will me cooler on the summer so it will work out . I shore love my toys .

-- Mike

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#12 posted 02-12-2011 01:15 AM

I have the first clock on its way . Here is a couple of pics .
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Mike

-- Mike

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