|Project by patron||posted 09-19-2009 01:39 AM||9796 views||33 times favorited||34 comments|
i posted this as a project , because it really has been .
after blowing all my money on wood to augment the rosewood from bibb and deni ,
all i could do was start cleaning my shop , as all my tv and internet was turned off .
this happened 7 days ago .
saturday i was surprised to see my friend doug , ( currently he has joined LJ’s ,but i don’t know his handle yet ) .
drove in to my yard with a trailer and this crosscut saw on it .
he said i could have it , as it took up to much room in his little shop !
it didn’t have a top on it , and the box it was mounted on was pretty bad .
i’m not one of those guys that are afraid of crosscut saws , as i have used them most of my 45 years in
woodworking .i got some money from 1 of those boxes with the art splines in it , and ran to blue box and got 2 sheets of 3/4” particle board for $40.00 .
i made the cab out of one of them , and the top out of the other .
i had to tweek the top , as the arm wouldn’t quite come to square ,
i never move the arm or cut up my stop . but as you can see , i turned on the saw and let it down 1/8”
into the top , and ran it all the way out then pivoted it to cut a semi-circle and then plowed back to the fence .
this way i can crosscut or rip ( when the table saw is tied up ) , without raising the saw .
the saw is totally inside the table edge , so it isn’t exposed at any time .
i made the right side drop down , so i can get around my workbench , and plan on making drawers for the
cab , more storage .
i will make a designated dado jig , that rides higher than the fence , so as not to cut into the fence .
and do miters from both sides with pivoting stops .
all of this in preparation for the projects using the rosewood and the curly maple ,
i want to have the tools in good shape , and everything where i can find it .
most of my mistakes come from rushing , and rigging some other way to do something , cause i can’t get to the tools , or find supply’s i already have .
thanks , please work safe .
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle