|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 06-21-2014 05:09 PM||1080 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Kind of a mixed project and tool gloat. I have been looking for a new table saw on craigslist for a while but I kept getting snaked at the last moment on all the saws I was trying to buy (sometimes it suck living 9 hours from the closest big city). I got home the other day and my uncle who I hadn’t seen in about three years called and had been talking to my dad and offered me his old saw. It’s and older King contractor style and came with a Biesmeyer fence with 52 inch rip!
One of my good friends was on his way up with a big truck so he picked it up and delivered it (along with a delta tenon jig, some end vises, a spokeshave and three totes of random woodworking stuff).
The saw had been sitting in storage for a few years so I took it apart, cleaned and lubed it, put it all back together and re-calibrated.
Then I took my old freud router table, built a torsion box underneath with some birch scrap and installed it between the rails (sheer dumb luck, the mitre slot in the router table ended up parallel to the fence.)
My old saw was a Bosch TS4100 contractor’s benchtop, and while it has served me well over the years this new setup is miles ahead of any functionality I had with the Bosch.
So thrilled, ended up costing me about $120 for the whole thing after I had paid my friend to deliver and replaced some hardware… ready to make some cuts!
Feeling a lot of gratitude to my uncle, father, friend and everything right now, I have been building my furniture making business to the point where I was making a little money but feeling constrained in what I could do by my equipment and not making enough really to do any major upgrades yet. Got my upgrade almost free!