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I had an old table saw that pooped the bed on me, so I kept the stand and built a router table top for it, adding a switch for the router. To beef up the support, I cut some old bed frame and attached it to the saw stand.
-- It's only wood
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#1 posted 01-26-2011 03:46 PM
One of the things I like about lumber jocks is the fact that the great ideas never stop!! Excellent reuse of an old tool.
-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!
#2 posted 01-26-2011 03:49 PM
I like the green cart in the back ground, I have a JD and was looking for a cart to pull items with. Eureka I have found it. All I have to do is build one now.
#3 posted 01-26-2011 03:56 PM
Hi BobG. My father-in-law is one of those guys who can build anything… and he fabricated that. He used 2 front axles from 2 old lawn tractors on it. It’s a true “wagon” too… meaning all the weight is on the wagon, none on the hitch. It’s both good and bad because traction can be an issue if you have too much weight in the wagon but it’s great because there’s so little strain on the 3pt hitch of my tractor. The framing is some channel steel he had laying around.
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#4 posted 01-26-2011 04:31 PM
Great idea! I like it.
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#5 posted 01-26-2011 04:33 PM
Excellent use of materials – love it.
-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!
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#6 posted 01-26-2011 05:45 PM
I like this, too. Just out of curiosity, why didn’t you just reuse the original saw switch which I see is still mounted.
-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"
#7 posted 01-26-2011 05:49 PM
I didn’t use it because it was a sealed switch with no way to open it and make my connections… plus I was overzealous when I dismantled the saw and cut the wires pretty close to it so not enough wire to make my connections. Believe me, I really wanted to use it. I also thought a new safety switch would be nice… but the outlet box and switch I put in were 75% less $$ than one of those.
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#8 posted 01-26-2011 06:08 PM
Excellent use of old materials! I would’ve never thought of that
-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level
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#9 posted 01-26-2011 08:51 PM
That is a great idea. Make we wish I did not give my old TS to my brother in law when I bought my new one.
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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#10 posted 01-26-2011 09:55 PM
Great idea to use old stuff! I think it was on LJ that someone built a chop saw station out of an old grill. No end to great ideas!
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#11 posted 01-29-2011 06:55 AM
Give a hi-tech redneck enough scrap to play with and no telling where he will go with it. lol I agree. I concur. and whatever else means I like it as much as every one else.
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