|Forum topic by Greedo||posted 04-18-2010 06:36 PM||2645 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-18-2010 06:36 PM
hello this is my first post here, but i have regularly been redirected to this site when searching information.
this is my tablesaw:
a Belgian made KIMAK combined tablesaw-shaper from 1996, at the rear you can see the other half wich is a planer-jointer-mortiser.
i am verry happy with these machines, but i can’t cut large panels on my tablesaw. i have been looking at many extension projects and plans, but none really apply to this specific machine because of the charriot and the shaper etc… also there are no T slits in the tabletop for inserting cross-cutting jigs or anything since there is a charriot.
what i was thinking about doing was:
2-switch the fence of the cross cut charriot to the other side, so that i can cross-cut wider panels.
im interested to know if anyone has better ideas or suggestions?
i have many shop-improvement projects i want to to, but i think i should start with this, so that i could cut my own panels for all the next projects.
here is a quick sketchup model:
i don’t want just a tabletop extension, but an entire cabinet that i can use for storage etc… and put the whole thing on wheels because those of the tablesaw are starting to give away.
a problem is still that the table is verry short on the left side of the blade, it’s not easy to hold panels in balance on that, and also i would like to somehow make something that extends out to the front to better support large panels.
thanks in advance!