|Project by Andy123||posted 08-31-2011 10:43 PM||5374 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
So there I was….sorry, all good stories start out like this. So there I was….sitting at home watching TV and my wife was on the phone with her dad. She turns to me and says hey do you want a new table saw still in the box. I had an okay saw (craftsman) and I did not want to become the owner of a new cheap piece of crap.
She asks her dad what kind it was….I’m waiting with bated breath. My wife replied with “Jet?” with a confused look on her face. I quickly say yes and thank you!
(My father-in-law bought the saw from a big box store on a whim, because it was on sale. He did not have any space for it so, still in the box, it went into a storage locker for about a year.)
I pickup the table saw from storage and take it back to my house. It was still sealed in the box, so I knew I was in for several hours of assembly. I cleared a space put the “do not disturb” sign on the shop door. I carefully followed the directions and assembled the table saw. I plug it in after several hours of work and turn it on. “POP” the lights go out. WHO IN THE WORLD WIRES SHOP WALL OUTLETS INTO THE LIGHTS (not me if that was what you were thinking, I bought the house about a year before.) I go flip the breaker and turn off the lights, open the garage door, and try the table saw again. With the same result. Eventually the table saw gets burred under shop equipment, and I continue using the craftsman saw. Well today I got a hair…well where people get hairs, and dug out the saw and tried it again. (I did some wiring several months before for a remodel but forgot about the table saw.)
I dragged the table out of it’s cluttery purgatory and dusted it off. I pulled out the miter slide and placed it on 90 deg and made a cross cut. I flipped the waste piece over and mated it to the big piece and there were no gaps in the wood! There is a light surface rust on the table, but that will be cleaned up soon. Now I am going to make some boxes.
Have a good day,
-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me