The tilting table took more time and consideration than I’d expected. First, I decided to make the table by laminating two pieces of 1/2” plywood with sandwiched strips of flat-iron, ala “Mr. Sawdust.” This will ensure I have no future warping. So the table is basically two pieces, that when combined, measure about 24” x 28”...a big work surface. The table is mounted to the saw via two hinges; the table has notches that I cut out by hand and filed with a rasp so that the times are flush with the top surface of the table. I made a crosspiece out of oak that hold the two pieces together. After this was complete, I dado’d a 3/4” groove for the miter gauge. A ruler was screwed on and two aluminum channels screwed to hold the rip fence. I made a kirf wide cut to accommodate blade changes. Lots of work to put this together, but this is what it looks like from the underside:
I also made an off/on switch from an old Unisaw part and a toggle I had on hand…thought it looked cool.
-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."