I’ve been wanting to do some improvments to my tablesaw and I finally got the first one done. My tablesaw is a Boice Crane and has been around for while. I know only the old timers have heard of a Boice Crane, thought y’all might like a trip down memory lane. It’s a second hand tablsaw but it does what a tablesaw is suppose to do, and that’s all that matters. I’ve been wanting to box in the bottom and hook up the vacum to it. I made some before and after pictures so here you go.
Here I added a couple pieces of metal stud to form the box.
Here it is boxed in and ready to go. The material used to build the box is FRP (fire retardant panel). It’s that stuff you see covering the walls in the kitchen and bathrooms at your favorite fastfood joint.
Now I’m ready for an outfeed extension.
Update. I went digging around the web and found a shop manual. This saw is a 1964 Model 4500 that they called the Challenger. So, it’s not as old as I thought it is.
I made four plywood inserts for the saw blade today. The metal one that is on the saw has been modified to accept a dado setup. I don’t like a big hole around my blade so I made a snug insert, 0/90, and left three blank for whatever angle I encounter in the future. I’ll post y’all some pictures when I get the outfeed table done.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with