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Project by RoundestRock posted 10-05-2010 03:44 AM 2768 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a couple of weeks back I was working on something small on the band saw. The piece slipped and the blade caght, resulting in the shattering of the table insert. After much cursing I decided to do what any of us would do: waste tons of time making something I could order for 5 bucks! So here are my new inserts. One is installed, the other is upside down to illistrate the extra thickness I added to make sue I don’t get any more surprises. I used my drill press and a chissel to make these (still looking for a lathe). I’m not telling what the wood is, but will tell if you guess right. Enjoy!

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!





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Delta356

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 04:10 AM

Thats a great fix, I would do the same. It gives the wood a use.

Thanks,Michael Frey

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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RonPeters

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#2 posted 10-05-2010 04:28 AM

Looks like cedar.

I’ve been thinking of doing this because the insert that came with my saw is plastic. It sits low too so when I push material it gets snagged. Really, $5? Hmmmmm….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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NBeener

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#3 posted 10-05-2010 04:43 AM

Yeah. Ya’ GOTTA’ do it :-)

-- -- Neil

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twokidsnosleep

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#4 posted 10-05-2010 06:36 AM

“waste tons of time making something I could order for 5 bucks!”

Oh, hey I have this disease!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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mafe

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#5 posted 10-05-2010 08:53 AM

I have the same disease also! And a mind and budget that think it’s wonderful to think that way.
Cool job.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 10-05-2010 11:18 AM

Good idea, I’m on it!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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firehouse

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 12:09 PM

looks good to me i need to do the same thing to by band saw, thanks for the heads up. FIREHOUSE

-- duke 66 ocala fl.

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Flemming

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 01:09 PM

wasting time is worth it when you get something so useful out of the process and enjoy the journey :)
good fix!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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BTKS

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#9 posted 10-05-2010 04:22 PM

Good job and a neccessary task. If cedar isn’t right, I’m going to venture out and say hickory.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 10-05-2010 05:40 PM

I like yours 100 times better then store bought!

-- Having fun...Eric

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RoundestRock

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#11 posted 10-05-2010 07:22 PM

Thank for all the great feedback! Turns out I like my new insert better than the one it came with anyway! It just fits better.

It’s NOT cedar or hickory. First clue: it’s harder than either!

NBeener, great minds! =]

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!

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juanabee

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#12 posted 10-05-2010 07:38 PM

Must be mesquite?

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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RoundestRock

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#13 posted 10-05-2010 10:50 PM

No on mesquite (I WISH I could get mesquite!). Next clue: both inserts are the same material.

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!

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Boydman

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#14 posted 10-05-2010 11:02 PM

Great job—harder than hickory, it must be ipe?

-- Bob, Abilene Texas

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RoundestRock

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#15 posted 10-05-2010 11:49 PM

No on the ipe. Ipe is likely harder than what this is, though I’ve never had the chance to try ipe so can’t say for sure. In fact I only know of ipe by reputation. I don’t even know what it looks like! Now I have to go get a sample. See what you did! =]

Next clue: both inserts are un-stained and un-finished.

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!

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