Jet cabinet saw re-hab #18: Wings mounted... ready for takeoff

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 04-01-2013 11:34 PM 1677 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: bummin about humming Part 18 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 19: Building the Extension Table..... My Way! »

I mounted and alligned the table today… I took a good long time using a combinatin square and feller gauges and got the blade parallel to the miter slot within ~.002”

Then I put on the wings and found that both sides were “drooping” so I had to shim them to get them coplanar with the table. I used clamps and blocks to mount them flush and I’m very happy with the results.

Next task was to square the blade to the table and check the arbor runout. I couldn’t get my dial indicator to reach down in to read directly off the arbor, so I mounted a rip blade and ran off of that…

I was pleased to see that even measuring off the blade at point ~7” dia. I was only getting +/- 0.0015”, so I’m anticipating some really smooth cuts.

I started to mount the fence ‘L’ rails, and found the stock I’ll need to make a new extension table frame.

I also found a slab of melamine large enough for the extension table…. So I’ll take that into work tomorrow and look for an opportunity to stay late so I can get on the CNC router, to cut my router plate and fence cutouts.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 12:41 AM

Beautiful refurbish.
Looking real nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 01:06 AM

Very nice!! Keep going!

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 01:39 AM

Gitin’ er done!!!
First cut should be soon….

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

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