|Project by Paul||posted 10-01-2011 05:21 AM||3100 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
So I had the 36 inch fence on this saw. I went to the iron yard and bought longer rails in the same dimensions as the delta system because I was not able to find the delta longer rails anywhere. I drilled all the holes and not I have the longer fence system.
The new problem was the weight was tipping the saw over so I had to put a cabinet on the right side to catch the weight. I built the cabinet and was going to put a few large draws in it. Then I thought about a flip top for my planer.
I wanted to use the planer in the direction so that the out feed side was towards the saw. I got lucky because the cabinet is just wide enough for the planer to fit long ways. I had to trim a little of the top frame of the cabinet to allow it to rotate.
The rotating base is two pieces of 3/4 ply with some hard wood sandwiched between. I cut the boards to size and then slid the boards across the table saw once and then turned them around and did it again with the blade just scrapping the boards to find the center line of each. I built up the center mass with some hard wood and made the cuts for the 1/4 steel rod. then I capped it with a piece of 3/4 birch ply which is the bottom so when the planer is away the nicer wood shows. I will build draws for the rest of the cabinet where they won’t interfere with the rotation of the planer. When up or down there is a lock pin ( simple inserted long bolt) that I drilled through the cabinet and into the rotating platform.
This machine is heavy, I hated taking it out for use because of its weight.
Next is a rotating table for the mortise and sander.