I used to be into woodworking to some degree several…ok, 20 years ago, but never to the degree that I really want to do it. That bug has hit me again and I am committing myself…I want to make “stuff”! I have quite a few tools now, but the one that I used to have a while back (that I kick myself in the butt for getting rid of) that I don’t have now (until recently) is a decent table saw. As a result, I started scrounging Craigs List for one and picked up a cast iron Crapsman (1.5 hp, advertised as 3 hp) for $150 that is in excellent condition. I just cleaned it up and took off some very minor surface rust on the table and you would think that it was brand new. However, I’m not going to use it as-is…as my first project, I’m building a table saw station with a router table integrated in it as seen below in the sketchup drawing that I have done.
I have only begun this endeavor and have most of the materials now…some are still on order. The beisemeyer fence shown in the drawing isn’t the one that I will be using…I will be using the Very Super Cool Tools fence and making my own fence guide.
I normally don’t participate in online forums or anything like this…no, no facebook account…but, because I am having such a strong pull to the woodworking world, I figured I would involve myself here to track my progress and hopefully learn a few things along the way.
This is probably going to take a while to get through, and this entire entry is probably more for me than anyone, but if anyone has any feedback or criticism, please feel free to provide. I have thick skin…as I know that some have nearly “zealot” beliefs when it comes to woodworking…I’m just in it for the fun and self satisfaction! But, I do want to have a “shop” that outlives me…