Wadkin Bursgreen AGS10 Restoration #3: Outfeed and Extensions

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Blog entry by Tyrone D posted 02-12-2012 05:01 AM 9141 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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."

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 01:54 PM

Nice work on the Sketchup. Your saw is looking good too. My concern on the fence would be the sides where the side boards will be mounted. If they aren’t smooth that could put your fence out a little (unless they are adjustable of course).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 04:21 PM

Wow this is great, and some great work with Sketch-up!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Tyrone D

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 01:15 AM

Thanks for the compliments on my Sketchup skills, even though it did tak me all of Friday night and a Saturday morning plus a whole week of rest time brainstorming.

I have not checked the fence itself for flatness and I don’t think it was meant to be perfectly flat. When you install the faceplates(Or whatever they’re called) you shim the fence so it is flat. On the picture you can see some tape left on the left side of the fence which I did not bother to remove. I tried not to paint that side.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 06:15 PM

Hi Tyrone.

Thanks for the comment on my Fold-Down Outfeed Table. The reason why I liked this design for my shop is that legs on the floor somtimes get in the way. My table is beefy ( two 3/4 inch MDF sheets stuck together) and seems to be sturdy enough to serve as an assembly table.

Nice table saw restoration.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Tyrone D

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 10:24 PM

I now have the money to get the VFD.
I’m getting the VFD from Dealers Industrial Equipment due to Factorymation being out of stock and arrival date is to be determined.
I am ordering the 32mm NO and NC pushbuttons from Factorymation as Dealers Industrial Equipment doesn’t sell pushbuttons. There’s one local place I’m going to check out that specializes in machine repair. They tend to be overpriced though, but I think the shipping might cause the local place to be a better deal.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#6 posted 04-27-2012 08:14 AM

I have the VFD with me. It certainly is bigger than I expected but that’s no worry. I’ve figured a way to mount it on the left side of the saw using 1/4” metal(Whatever my grandfather has.) and bending the end of it so there’s about 3/4” between the side of the VFD and the saw. As the cast iron on the top half of the base is 1/2” thick I’m going to tap threads into it and bolt straight to it.

I still have yet to order the UMHW faceplates from Peachtree. I’m going to give them a call on Saturday and order it. Why can’t every site have an easy ship to Canada option?

I have decided I’m going to hold off on painting the saw until the summer as I have some jobs coming up(Doctors station).

That’s it for now. I have to work Saturday so I’ll hopefully have the saw running by Monday.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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