Table Saw station

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Blog series by PatesWoodshop updated 12-05-2017 02:55 PM 3 parts 5317 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Planning and Mock Up

08-22-2017 01:29 PM by PatesWoodshop | 0 comments »

I own a cheap little table saw that only has about 18 inches of clearance to the right of the blade and wanted to be able to rip down wider pieces. I initially looked at aftermarket fence systems but the only ones I could find were in the neighborhood of 300 bucks. That wasn’t in the budget and a shiny new saw wasn’t either. I watched a video on Youtube where a guy built his own table saw and used T-Track to make a fence. Seeing the price of T-Track was much more within my comf...

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Part 2: Building the frame and mounting the saw.

08-22-2017 01:51 PM by PatesWoodshop | 3 comments »

After making the initial mock up and getting an idea of how I wanted this to turn out I took everything apart and started cutting out what may or may not be considered a half lap since I didn’t “half” the amount cut out on each piece and instead notched out the thickness of the 2×4’s into the 4×4 legs. Whatever the name, it’s not going anywhere now. You can see I initially made a square frame for each side from the 4×4 legs and 2×4 cros...

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Part 3: Things didn't go according to plan. Laugh it off and improvise.

12-05-2017 02:55 PM by PatesWoodshop | 8 comments »

After all my careful planning, I tried to make slots for the miter sleds with a router and well things didn’t go according to plan… After much cursing I decided my woodworking was done for the day… Around this time I decided I was putting a lot of time and effort in to polish a turd. This old 99 dollar special was probably never going to be an awesome table saw. That’s right, I gave up. Around this time Lowe’s had a sale and I purchased a Hitachi C10RJ....

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