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Project by JL7 posted 68 days ago 2921 views 21 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is based on an older Craftsman ‘113 TS and has evolved somewhat over time. I finished the new zero clearance inserts today, so I’m calling it done for now.

Most of the saw details are here: http://lumberjocks.com/JL7/blog/40963

And a quick how to on the ZCI’s are here: http://lumberjocks.com/JL7/blog/41191

Most of the materials were free or cheap, so it’s not as extravagant as it first appears!

Works really great….......and (mostly) fun to build….

Thanks for looking!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 68 days ago

wow, that is an amazing set up, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 68 days ago

Awesome , Jeff. That is a great setup.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 68 days ago

Gotta hand it to ya, you’d never know that was just an old Craftsman in there! Nice job!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 68 days ago

That has to be the most tricked out old Craftsman in captivity! Jeff, you are truly a wizard with the aluminum, Corien, etc.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 68 days ago

Wow—that’s a huge upgrade! Looks like it was a lot of work, but it will certainly be worth it!

-- Dean

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 68 days ago

I might need to come and use that sometime. Maybe not. How about you come and turn my grizzly into a super grizzly?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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JL7

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#7 posted 68 days ago

Thanks folks…......!

Bill – I am clearly out of free materials for super saws…...this was the last of the stash…...sorry bud….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#8 posted 68 days ago

There are rat rods, hot rods and super mods but that has to be the kewlest saw table I have ever seen.
I love it.
Can you push a button and say “transformers transform!”
I wana watch.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Andy Ponder

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#9 posted 68 days ago

Oh, I like that a lot!!

I’m already dreaming of how my old Delta Rockwell would look in a set up like that.

Andy

-- AP--Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.

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lanwater

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#10 posted 68 days ago

Show time! I spotted the ZCI.

I really think you should sell plans of this build. A lot of people need this.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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William Shelley

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#11 posted 68 days ago

That 80/20 extrusion is truly fantastic. Every time I think I’ve seen the most clever application of it, someone else comes a long and outdoes it. Well done :)

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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bluekingfisher

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#12 posted 68 days ago

I see you too are a man who relishes good use of storage space through exceptional design.

You have a well functional tool in a relatively small package.

May I ask, how have you managed to incorporate design for cranking the blade tilt.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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JL7

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#13 posted 67 days ago

That’s funny Dave, didn’t think about a transform button…hmmm,.....

Appreciate all the comments everyone!

David, the gray panel to the right of the saw is removable to tilt the saw or for router access.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Underdog

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#14 posted 67 days ago

The 80/20 extrusions are “free or cheap”? Hmmmmmm.. I’m a little skeptical for some reason.

Nice build though. Like what you’ve done with the pullouts and the foam. I admire the organization- it’s inspiring.

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JL7

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#15 posted 67 days ago

Underdog, the 80/20 was free. It was used and was in the form of specialized carts that I had to clean up and take apart. I know it’s a little hard to believe…....

Thanks for the comments…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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