|Project by bd187||posted 05-17-2013 01:58 AM||1433 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Okay. i bought my first table saw. Got it home,. Assembled everthing Aligned everything So i should be ready to get cracking on some DIY goodness. Right? Wrong!!!! In order to begin my first project i needed a ZCI (zero clearance insert), which i found was not gonna be something i could pick up at the local big box lumber store. So I started looking for some after market candidates. And what did I find you ask. Nothing. Nada. Nil. I couldn’t find a thing.. So, My options were: make one or return the tablesaw. So now my first project is a zero clearance insert. And after a few minutes of tinkering i was up and running. PUHLEASE!!! After 3 days i finally succeded in producing a functioning model. Of course i totally screwed up a perfect piece of red oak on two of the test peices before it dawned on me to make it out of MDF first. DUH!! Now that i have a working model, i can take the last remaining peice of red oak and make my final part. I am thinking of replacing the screws i am using to hold the insert in place with small rare earth magnets. Those things are super strong.
-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.