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#1 posted 08-15-2011 04:29 AM

I like it. Want one myself. Show us a little more on the part the saw tracks on.

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 09:33 AM

I wish I had the room for one of these. I have to take all my plywood over to the Home Depot for 2 bucks a cut.

-- Some people have a way with words... some people... not... have way.

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 01:12 PM

Very nice. To me it just seems the best way to cut large panels, certainly better than manhadling the wood around.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 03:47 PM

I am so envious! Wish I had the room for one. I’ve been trying to figure a way to shoehorn one in for about 3 years. The space just isn’t there. :^(

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 09:41 PM

I’ve always wanted one of these but can’t afford it. Great job!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#6 posted 08-16-2011 02:31 AM

you did a great job on this
i know it’s not easy to get it accurate and looks like you did

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 08-16-2011 03:40 AM

Very, very impressive. What issue of ShopNotes? I’ll have to pick up a back issue!

-- --bch

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#8 posted 08-16-2011 04:38 AM

Shop notes vol 15 issue 88. I got one on Ebay. I wanted to have it in my hand. Looking at plans on the computer isn’t the same as holding them. Once you build one you don’t need your wife to help you rip full sheets of plywood or wait until she gets home. Its not as good as a table saw but once you size down the plywood to manageable sheets you can trim them up on the table saw to get them perfect. Once I get my shop finished I’ll Post more pics and a video. Type in “Sliding-Carriage Panel Saw Woodworking Plan” and a video should pop up.

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#9 posted 08-18-2011 04:53 AM

Nice job. Wish I had one with a dedicated saw. I find the one I use is pretty accruate as well. Not that I cut to final dimensions, but I can cut a whole lot closer than I used to.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#10 posted 08-18-2011 05:01 AM


kudos to you

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 08-18-2011 07:20 AM

necessity is the mother of all invention

godda like people like you

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#12 posted 09-21-2011 12:00 AM

I love it! Just wish I had a shop first. Right now my shop is the back of my pickup.

Just out of curiosity for those of you that do not have room in your (Actual) shop for a wall mounted version. I have been considering that there might be a way to build a ceiling mounted on that folds up when not in use. Just a thought.

-- Think it, See it, Design it. Build it, Enjoy it!

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#13 posted 09-21-2011 12:21 AM

I am changing out my overhead door to barn doors, hopefully soon, so I can access the rafters in my garage (shop) more easily. I was thinking about building a panel saw on the backside of the barn doors. The only difference is that I can only see doing it with the saw in a fixed position vertically, limiting my cuts to roughly 6’ in length.

In respect to cutting down 2×4s, it never seems to work. I just did on a recent project and one of my 2×2s spun 90 degrees over a 7’ span.

-- Time to get started

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#14 posted 09-21-2011 04:51 PM

Bob I like the idea of barn doors being used as a “Pannel Saw” as well. I am sure you could figure out a way to make it span across both doors.

BUt now we could be considered as hi jacking this project. Sorry pbjguy.

-- Think it, See it, Design it. Build it, Enjoy it!

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#15 posted 04-12-2012 06:29 PM

Dear friends

This is absolutely in my wish list! That is what I was looking for, but since it is tremendous expensive in Brazil, the viable alternative is to do it myself. Is it possible to share the plans? Sorry if I do not know yet the rules or information available, since I joined the Team a few hour ago! Cheers!

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