I haven’t made any progress on the saw itself since my last post, but I have made some significant planning progress.
I’ve been having some fun(By fun, I mean wringing the ideas out of my brain.) with Sketchup. I took every dimension from the saw and started designing my Outfeed and Extension tables.
The outfeed table is a folding type. It has a permanent 12” section with a 24” folding section. I was planning on having a 4’ outfeed table but my saw is very short in comparison with others. It’s only 33 1/8” tall! There should be three braces on the fixed section which rest on the 2” angle iron but I didn’t bother putting them in Sketchup ‘else my brain would be fried. The legs will be folding using hardware from Rockler.
The extension table is very straightforward.
The tops will be 3/4” MDF with laminate on top and solid birch edging.
The frame is 3/4” Birch plywood-as many plies as possible.
The outfeed table was largely inspired by Jim Becker’s Folding Outfeed Table System.
My changes are minor, but I feel they improve from the original design both stylistically and functionally.
I also took two pictures of the rails and fence mounted.
If there was one thing I would change, it’d be either using Bondo on the fence or removing all the old paint before painting it. The bumps and dents are visible.
Look forward to my next update, which should have some physical progress.
-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."