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Lowering a cabinet saw for use by the disabled in a wheelchair....Part 1

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 05-21-2011 01:44 AM 1611 reads 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, gang, the camera and the computer suddenly became incompatible. So the photos of the FedEx truck and the unloading are history. So we pick up where the phone camera takes off.

This is what we need to see, the bottom inside of the cabinet.

Now we tape off all the openings to keep the metal shavings contained and out of the motor and goodies. The magnets form an old speaker is also a help in keeping the little buggers close at hand.

In manufacturing the cabinet, the factory makes this 4 inch channel to reinforce the bottom to prevent distortion when moving it around without a mobile base.I chose to leave the top of the channel for this reinforcement just in case. I them drilled 3/16 holes to allow the blade of the reciprocating saw access to cut the rest of the channel away. Drill the holes right next to each other and then use the bit ot remove the left over in between the holes.

See how well the magnets help corralling the shavings?

Now you have a built in guide to lead you right around the channel and it is easy, peezy lemon squeezy.

And presto, the bottom is off.

Now we grab our 4 1/4 inch angle grinder, of a file if you don’t have one and true up the cut.

Look at all those grindings and saw shavings.

Now we even every thing to set in our mobile base with out rocking.

Now we clean up everything the tape and magnets missed.

Now we don’t want any rust or such, so to keep things looking new, we mask and paint the damaged paint. I used black as it does not matter about the color because no one will see in under there anyway. And if they are big and bad enough to pick up a 600 pound saw and look, I’m not upsetting him anyway.

And here’s our little black ring on the bottom.

Now lets start part 2. Bye



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#1 posted 05-21-2011 01:55 AM

now your talking !

looking forward two
round two

well done rand

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 02:09 AM

NO PICTURE OF THE UNLOADING :—((
here I realy had looked forward to see some moment of fun …................ LOL
naa Just kidden you …..but its still the moments where every thing can go wrong
before signing for the delivery

I think you got around this cutting of little toooo easy ….............you didn´t even try´d with the hacksaw :-(
but a nice job you did :-)

now time for the second round in the ring …. if you want to winn the belt …. :-)

will be insterressting to see if you have the power to knock her out

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 02:38 AM

Wow.

Youse is something else.

........I love it…......wouldn’t miss it…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 03:03 AM

so did you get the 5”
you were going for
(if i remember right)

glad you did it upside down too
schoch around it
without flipping over and over
(and maybe damaging the top

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 05:38 AM

That worked well, they kinda made it easier for you,they put a guide on, for the saw,at the right height

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#6 posted 05-21-2011 10:31 AM

Very Cool Rand!

I’ve used the magnet trick before too.
I found that if you put the magnet inside a thick plastic bag. When you’re done, you can pull the bag inside out and slide the magnet off the filings. Then all the filings stay in the bag. The bag needs to be thick since the filings can be pretty sharp and the magnet holds them on pretty tightly.

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#7 posted 05-21-2011 05:36 PM

Nice one, Rand. Keep it up

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 11:22 PM

Next time, wrap the magnet in plastic wrap as you will never be able to remove the metal shavings.
Sorry, Sarit already beat me to it.

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#9 posted 05-21-2011 11:57 PM

Over the years in metal working, I have developed the habit of blowing the shaving off with an air hose. I never seem to have heavy duty bags in the shop. But I do agree with you and Sarit that your way is probably much better, and definitely better for the environment.

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#10 posted 05-22-2011 12:02 AM

what seems to be the holdup
with the plug

don’t tell me it will take longer to do that

than fixing the saw

i am having a cut some wood withdrawal

help me out her brother

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 05-22-2011 12:24 AM

Dave, yeah, this plug thing is a lot of wasted time waiting for the run, 20 miles one way, to the hardware store. Into every life some rain must fall…...lol
Mike came by this morning and the 8 foot zebra plank turned out to be a 10’ 3” er. and the walnut plank turned out to be an 8’ 4” er 6 1/2 inches wide. The walnut is 3/4 and the zebra is 4/4 material. And since the new saw has a Biesemeyer clone, I am going to give him the T_2 Delta fence. I’m trying to get him to let me mount the T-2 for him. I know what kind of job his crew will do and I will not give it up to those hammerheads. I almost have him talked into refurbishing his old 16 inch Wells and Davis saw.

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#12 posted 05-22-2011 12:27 AM

send me some rain
all that dust got here fine

now i need
something to wash it
down with

or at least make some pudding
and have it for desert

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 05-24-2011 12:24 PM

Metal in the environment is fine, thats’ where it came from in the first place, lol.
I mainly do the bag trick because I always manage to get those metal splinters in my fingers… Me and my dainty hands I guess. I find those parts bags that comes with new tool purchases seem to work really well.

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#14 posted 05-24-2011 06:43 PM

Sarit, wait until you get the little shavings in under the skin and the body encapsulates them in this hard white boney stuff and they travel up to the fore arm and pop out. lol I always felt like a teenager again. lol I’m glad they didn’t make it to the face. lol You know, because I’m so good looking. lol

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#15 posted 05-24-2011 06:56 PM

here he is sarit
in all his glory

a real HEE HEE kind of guy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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