continuing with the build
Had some trouble with my phone so missing some aspects of what the next round entailed… grumble
So i left off with frame assembled and sitting on top of the saw.
When i got in shop today, after going to acquire some carriage bolts etc, i started with drilling some holes. I took time last night figuring out where the casters should be placed.
marked my holes with the bottom up, and run small pilot holes through. Flipped the case over, used a 3/4” spade bit with depth adjuster(electrical tape) to recess the nuts, then drilled through with a 1/4” bit.
installed 3” swivel casters on back, locking on front, bought from Harbor Freight, should hold up.
this is when my phone went haywire, sporatic pictures, I then went to the saw, took the motor off and unbolted it from the stock frame. Rolled the new base over then slid the saw over onto it. Centered and squared it between the middle dividers. Took a pencil and outlined outer and inner parts of the casing and marked the bolt holes. glad i took a long time with sketchup drawing this out, though i had to modify once i went to work.
corners drilled out and jigged it out..
dust collection ramp installed under hole, 2.5” port hole installed. sanded then polyed the interior, used some of that expandable foam to fill in a few gaps that were left.
the back can be removed again if need be screwed in from sides
then put saw back on top, put a small bead of silicone under cabinet, and bolted her down. Installed motor, and attempted to mount a lexan panel to back of cabinet to seal off a little more. taped on at the moment.
old stand on top
back in place
thats all i got for now, i put a few things underneath for now, plan on making some deep drawers for the 2 side sections. the center section a blade till will be installed i think, like the bottom of this Also will build boxes under each wing, left side will be a box for a router, right side will be … something, smaller drawers possibly with a new top for the wing. Also, and i should have did this before i remounted saw, i need to get some kind of levelers installed.
tomorrow is my last day home for a bit, reckon I will finish this up when i get back. gotta make sure everything is locked down and bags are repacked for the colder weather.
17” tall with castors being 3 5/8 inches tall
-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi"