|Project by ldl||posted 07-15-2012 03:43 PM||2214 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a temporary BS table which may end up being permanent till I get time to do better. I got tired of the original small 12”x12” table. I had an old cabinet door made of MDF sealed with paint. Originally I removed the original aluminum table and installed the trunnions directly to this new table hence the four extra holes on table top. Much to my surprise it wouldn’t go down to get the trunnions mounted to the saw. I found the aluminum table was 1” thick and hollow. I had to reinstall the trunnions to the alum table and reattach to saw then drill holes through it to mount the new table to the saw. This decreased the clearance between head and table by 3/4” but was necessary.
The original table had no fence so I made a fence and for a while I used clamps to attach it to table. Yesterday I finished pitting the tracks on and drilled holes in both faces of the fence to accept the “T”-track bolts as it has two different height sides. I cut a plywood plug for the table center and sawed for zero clearance center.
When I get a chance to order a miter slot track I will install it and it will be complete. I like the Incra track with the ruler in it and may come back later and change the track out for it. I will also fill the holes in the top with plugs sanded flush.
Hadn’t thought about it until I looked at the pictures here but I may also put a wood edge around it if I keep it long.
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