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Sep 01, 2011
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#1 posted 625 days ago
Don’t worry friend, No one here looks down on meager beginnings. My first table saw I built when I was 13. My parents would not allow me to buy one as they thought i would cut my fingers off, so I saved 35 bucks and talked them into letting me buy a Chraftsman skill saw from Sears. Little did they know my intention was to turn it up side down and mount it under a bench and walla, I had a table saw. Anyway, you will find people here that are encouraging and offer great advice.
Yeah your table saw might be smaller than the next guys, but with the improvements you made on it I am sure you will be turning out some great projects in no time. Look forward to seeing what you create from it.
-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com
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#2 posted 625 days ago
It looks very functional. Thanks for sharing.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
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#3 posted 625 days ago
Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Actually, with the additions you’ve made to this little saw, you will find it to be a useful tool limited only by your imagination. Just use it carefully, and listen to that little voice in your head that ocassionally says, “If you do that, you’re gonna lose that hand!” That little voice will save you if you listen. The other part is what you said; don’t be in a hurry. Anyway, welcome, enjoy, learn, share, and keep it coming. Nice first post.
-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.
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#4 posted 625 days ago
Cant wait to see some projects, have fun.
-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton
#5 posted 625 days ago
Thank you for the warm welcome. I appreciate it.
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#6 posted 625 days ago
Remember, the mighty oak was once a nut like us. You are off to a great start. As we move on in our quest to be as good as the greats on here, we will upgrade our equipment along the way. Welcome to LJ and keep the projects a’coming. We have endless mentors here and all are willing to help us improve our skills. I have had mentoring from all over the world, literally. And everyone enjoys seeing our progress. This is as enjoyable as when we first started ourselves. Rand
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#7 posted 624 days ago
That’s a really good example of making the most of what you have. If you appoach all your woodworking with that attitude, then we have a lot to look forward to. Welcome to LJs.
-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking
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#8 posted 624 days ago
Hi,Reminds me of my first table saw(in reality I think it was called a bench saw) The table was a whopping 12×16 and the table tilted.Any body remember those? Built a lot of stuff with it including an 80” tall corner cabinet with raised panel doors and glazed doors. I think back on it now and marvel.tom
-- "certified sawdust maker"
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#9 posted 624 days ago
I hope you wear that thing out making cool stuff Ben.And welcome aboard!
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#10 posted 624 days ago
Welcome and congrats to you on your first table saw. You have already made a big improvement to it by building the table. There are some real masters on here that are always willing to help and as mentioned above know looks down on begginers or others that need help.
Time to make some saw dust!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#11 posted 624 days ago
Congrat on that new saw, that was kind of your family.You have made a fine table now, so the rest is just extras.I see many possibilities here.You just got a tablesaw, in the background I see bandsaw, scrollsaw and a drillpress, wauuuu man you are in for good.Just start making projects, and make mistakes, it is in the mistakes you learn it all, trust me I know.Best thoughts,MaFe
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#12 posted 624 days ago
laertes,Your ingenuity and creativity show you are already a true Lumberjock. You had a vision, you planned it out, and you made it happen.
As you’ve no doubt noticed in the projects here, much of woodworking is in inventing or refining the jigs, fixtures and setups for working the wood. It could be a new handle for a chisel or marking knife, made as a repair, as a better fit to one’s own hand or special needs, or to satisfy one’s own sense of beauty.
This is a great project and you should be proud of yourself every time you make a cut with your work piece stable and well-supported.
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#13 posted 624 days ago
That’s really a nice table. The part I like is you can expand on it at any time. If there was ever anybody that could have been made fun of it was me, when I first started out. Nobody did. Everybody offered encouragement and assistance. Keep it up and waiting to see some projects.
-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."
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#14 posted 624 days ago
Welcome aboard. I am new here but old every place else. These people really know what they are talking about.Vernon
#15 posted 624 days ago
Ohhh yes and welcome!Big smile,MaFe
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