I was going to post this sooner but I strained my back on Friday working on this. I mounted the table saw and motor and tried it out. It sounds good and cuts very well. When I put the top on it was a little difficult getting the blade aligned with the miter slot, but in the end I got it within half a thousandth. The rip fence was much easier to align. Just loosen the two bolts on the top and move where you need it. The micro adjust works great.
Since my shop is so small I really needed this to be mobile. I searched the internet looking at many bases, some purchased and some shop built. I decided to use the design Tyvekboy posted here on lumberjocks. MobileBase .
My wife bought some 6 inch locking casters at a garage sale for $5. Since I am already way, way over budget with this I decided to use them.
I started with making the mount for the casters
And if there is a way to do something really hard then I can find a way to make it even more difficult. I built the base with the saw and motor mounted to the base. It would have been so much easier to remove the saw and motor.
I blocked the stand up about 1 inch.
I took a best guess as to how tall I should make the side parts. I made them 8 inches tall and screwed the casters with the mount to it and clamped it to the stand.
After drawing a line at the bottom edge of the stand I attached the angle iron. I used two 7 inch pieces of bed frame on each side. I secured them with 1/4 inch bolts and nuts.
I did a quick clamp up to make sure everything lined up and then cut out a section in the center of each side. I thought it looked like a litter box without the cutouts. I attached the caster mounts to the sides using 4 screws and one 3/8 bolt on each one. This seems to be enough. The ends are attached to the sides using 4 screws. So the whole thing can be taken apart if needed and I did not drill any holes in the stand or fasten the base to the stand in any way. The fit is tight enough to keep it in place.
Since I do not have the original On/Off rod for the motor I decided I would make a mount for a switch. The only switch I have is a household switch. It will do until I can purchase the right kind for this.
I really like this mobile base design because I can add things and modify it as needed. I added a hook for the power cord.
I mounted it to the base using just 6 screws. It seems very secure.
I thought I would take it outside to get some better pictures but the day was cloudy and I was using my phone so I have yet to take some pictures that I am happy with.
I still have some little things to finish up. Like polishing several handles, installing the jointer blades. I was going to make a blade guard for the jointer for now. Sometime I will buy the right one for it.
Some of the Specs are
Model No. 34-307
Tilt top 10 inch
No. 37-207 6” Jointer
1HP Delta Replusion-Induction motor
Sold as a combo unit Delta’s Model No. 37-595
Thank you to all that have viewed this and posted comments.
I hope to have it completely finished in the next week or so.
-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.