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Jet cabinet saw re-hab #16: Time to think about the extension table

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 487 days ago 1257 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: progress with wiring and misc. pics Part 16 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 17: bummin about humming »

The original table is in pretty rough shape…

The laminated surface on the top is pealing off in several places and the far end of the frame broke and has a shoddy repair, which included adding some angle iron to re-inforce the legs.

I initially thought I would cut off the top and save the frame and replace the top with a piece of melamine I have in my stash…. But cutting off the top and repairing the end sounds like more work than just making a new frame.

The good news is that the legs and even the hardware are serviceable.

So I think I’m going to make up a new frame with pocket hole construction and then put the melamine top on it. This way I can space the intermediate framing members to better accomodate the Rocker router plate I have.

Time to do my favorite gig…. design and model the new top in SolidWorks :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!



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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 487 days ago

Add’l good news… I should be getting a package from HF tomorrow…..

apparently the link belt is not back ordered after all.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 487 days ago

From the pictures, a new top looks like the way to go….

Good news…..
I’ll be going to HF this weekend. I know it doesn’t help you…..
But it sure will be good for me!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 486 days ago

Yes, a new revised extension table is in order. While you’re on to the “Soild works” program, are ya gonna draw an outfeed table also. You’ll probably gonna have one any way, even if it’s short. I;m sure once you design it in 3D it’ll be super. Keep us bloged on you work, please.
You must have started using “Solid Works” before “SketchUp” was available free, or you have a better reason like your engineering firm buys and trained you on it???

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 486 days ago

are ya gonna draw an outfeed table also

Oh am I ever….. plan is to put make a combination down draft sanding table / TS outfeed table that hooks up to my DC. I’ve got a bit of research to do b4 I’m ready for that project… so I’ll post it as a project (made of wood) when I get to it.

You must have started using “Solid Works” before “SketchUp”

We use SW daily at work and the license allows me to do a second install on my home computer.

I’ve dabbled in Sketch Up, but why drive a VW when you have a free Ferrari in the garage :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Handtooler

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#5 posted 486 days ago

Free Ferrari I completely understand.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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