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This is a version of Steve Good’s chain saw from the scroll saw workshop. I’m currently waiting for parts to arrive for my table saw and planer (I’m really wondering about those craigslist “deals,” although $500 for a powermatic table saw needing $8 in parts might still be a great find). So in the meantime, I can only play with scrap lumber.

The chain is made from a single piece of pine, and the handle is 1/2” oak. I’m currently working on a 2’ long piece of oak to make a solid oak chain as well. It’s a lot harder to make out of oak…

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-10-2013 09:14 PM

Really cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 09:27 PM

I hope you didn’t put any money down without having access to the merchandise… Craigslist can be good (I bought a Craftsman 10” contractor saw for $35…) but ripoff artists abound…

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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triviasteve

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#3 posted 10-10-2013 10:58 PM

so far, so good on CL. I’ve only bought a handful of tools new, most have come from craigslist.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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becikeja

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 01:20 PM

I’ve done well on CL, but you do need to be careful

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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triviasteve

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 02:26 PM

So far I’ve only had one bad experience on CL. With regards to my planer, also a craigslist find, I have myself to blame for a maintenance issue. A screw worked its way loose and got wedged between the chains, so tight to the point where I had to cut them to get them off. So those parts are on their way. Otherwise, that planer has worked about 600 board feet of reclaimed chestnut and an assortment of oak and ash. It’s going to gobble another 400 board feet of oak and another 150 bf of ash when I get it put back together.

The powermatic saw is the wild card. $500, but it was in pieces. I did plug in the motor, and it works. But during the assembly process, I found a few bolts and nuts missing. So I’ve ordered the replacement parts for that and I’m hoping that once it’s all here, for a little over $500 and some elbow grease, I’ll have a $1300 saw.

Otherwise, scroll saw, spindle sander, air compressor, another table saw, mortiser, jointer, radial arm saw and dust collection system were all CL finds bought for pennies on the dollar. All work well, and I couldn’t be happier.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 03:48 PM

Very cool project! Like the fun design and the chains look amazing. Great job!

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