|Project by Shawn Herrington||posted 09-20-2014 06:05 AM||1617 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I use this old 8” Craftsman (made by King Seeley Corp.) almost exclusively for cutting dadoes. The motor is 1/2 hp which is definitely undersized but I am able to make do. My only gripe with the machine is that there is significant run-out in the saw arbor (.500” of blade/chippers/shims actually cuts about .520”), but I have not yet had time to fix it.
I made this stand several months ago but just got around to taking some pictures. My favorite parts of the stand is the switch (with custom hand drawn label) which is easily shut off with a bump of the hip or the knee when both hands are needed to safely hold the work-piece.
The construction is simple hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery with dadoes cut to hold the scrap-wood panels. The four legs are 4”x4” cedar (because it was the only 4”x4” stock at the home center) and the horizontals are made from 2”x4” whitewood studs. The panels are made from scrap sheet goods.
I just recently added wheels (visible in the fourth picture) to the back of the stand which allow it to be easily moved around the shop when tilted backward.