Some of my Table Saw Upgrades

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Blog entry by David Murray posted 01-03-2010 06:50 PM 4867 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of the upgrades I’ve done for my table saw. This is my first attempt at embedding This is a tenon jig that I made.
Here is a Auxiliary Fence I made.
My version of a crosscut sled.!
Next is a simple taper jig.
Last is a out feed table and a side table.
Hope these upgrades give you all some ideas to make better use of a contractor size table saw.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 07:07 PM

Nice looking shop and jigs, well thought out thanks for posting Blkcherry

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 07:26 PM

These look pretty good, David. They certainly will improve the operation of your saw.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 07:28 PM

Thanks for the inspirations. I never can bring myself to buy a taper jig…maybe this will get me to make one! Did you get these plans from somewhere or create them yourself?

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 07:31 PM

I’d love to see more construction/use details on that tenon jig.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 08:04 PM

I just looked at a commercial taper jig and copied it.

Keep an eye out I’ll try to do a post, maybe a short video on my tenon jig.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 08:18 PM

Nice upgrades.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 08:01 AM

Thanks for the ideas. Hope to be getting a Craftsman contractors saw soon. Will be a big upgrade from the 8 1/2 alluminum top I have now.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 08:04 AM

very cool upgrades and fixtures. adds so much functionality and capabilities to the saw.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 08:11 AM

Cool beans :)

I been staring at the fixture on the left side of your outfeed table for the last 5 minutes trying to figure out what it was cuz it looked interesting, till I realized it was just a holder for your rip fence and miter gauge. My brain needs sleep now lol. :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 08:47 AM

A good bunch of table saw accessories well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 01-04-2010 01:31 PM

It also opens up and I store my dado blades and molding head and cutters. I also upgraded from a V belt to a link belt. I could not the reduction in vibration of the saw.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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