Pretty Darn Cheap!

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Blog entry by clhnsn posted 07-04-2014 04:00 PM 1313 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally bought a table saw. Cheap used craftsman for $100. For no reason in particular I decided to build a entry table.

4 1×3x8 furring strips cut to 31” and laminated for the legs <$8

1 1×8x8 pine board cut in half and joined for the top <$10

1 1×3x8 pine board framing front apron <$4

1 1×6x8 pine board side and back apron, tenons for the front apron, drawer fronts <$8

Yet to make drawers and slides and maybe a lower shelf

Pretty cheap thus far Mortise and tenons holding the legs and aprons. I’ll say another $20 for drawers, paint, and stain (considering it will be used for more projects in the future).

Most of the time was spent making jigs and “learning” the table saw. Mostly I have learned that I wish I had spent more on the table saw. Sometimes my crosscut sled is dead on and other times it is way off. I usually turn to my circular saw and track if I want to cut anything more than a foot in either direction (can’t be a good sign).

Being glued right now.

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 06:14 PM

Looks very good so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 04:50 PM

Wonderful start

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 08:45 PM

That looks like it would “flat pack” & ship nicely….
I’ll take two!!!

Looking good so far….
Awaiting the finale!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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