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Project by mountainaxe posted 09-09-2011 02:27 AM 5906 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on a Feb 79 Popular Mechanics cabinet for my 1976 era Craftsman RAS. It has several features that I was looking for: 1) it’s mobile; 2) it’s extremely solid; 3) it is a passive sawdust collector; and 4) it has large storage under the saw. I used standard construction pine and 1/2” plywood…and some leftover stuff. I was tired of trying to collect sawdust with a vacuum at the blade. Now I just collect the sawdust from the bin underneath the saw after I’m done playing. Simple, effective…and much more quiet.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."





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patron

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 02:32 AM

looks good
now you can cut
the same size boards all the time
just use both

without a stop lol

the dust bin sounds like a great idea

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 02:42 AM

I keep one RAS set for crosscutting…the second for dados and other functions. I guess you either love or hate the RAS…I find it to be my primary shop tool and very versatile. The passive dust collector works great so far.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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Delta356

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 03:22 AM

Very nice. I love that year of RAS. My grandfather bought one in 1975, and in less then a year it paid it’s self off.
It built a shed, and put cedar siding on are house.

Thanks, for posting

Thank you, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKINg

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 04:05 AM

Looks good!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 10:03 AM

I’ve got the same saw only a year later.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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