|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 1132 days ago||3868 views||2 times favorited||24 replies|
1132 days ago
I screwed up.
I ran the bar stock width-wise, instead of length-wise.
I make a fair number of dumb mistakes (LOL !). This was simply one of them.
But … it’s pre-sanded, hardwood plywood, so I’m not all that worried about warping.
And … if it does warp, I have enough materials left to make another one. I’m also going to put a trim cap on the leading edge, for appearance sake.
So … this is my Mister Sawdust Radial Arm Saw table.
It’s two layers of 3/4” ply with 3/4” aluminum bar stock sandwiched in between, in dadoes. Everything’s put together with construction adhesive. It’s dead flat.
Directly behind the table is my 2-1/2” x 3/4” African Mahogany fence, which … will never look this good again ;-)
Behind that is the “back board—” another assemblage of two pieces of 3/4” ply. It’s 7” deep.
The table is 37”W x 17”D, and is topped with a sheet of 1/4” hardboard, inset 1/16” from the front and the back (to facilitate sawdust removal):
I’ve decided to hold off, for now, on any cosmetic work—the saw actually looks REALLY good. I’m awaiting the arrival of the following parts, to complete the mechanical restoration: carriage bearings, motor bearings, anti-kickback pawls and stalk, both electrical cords (coiled, for the motor to frame run), a dust snout, and a Forrest RAS Woodworker I and 4” blade stiffener.
I think I’ll be into the saw for about $320, after all these parts arrive.
Then … I’ll align it to a gnat’s tushie, and … start figuring out just what I bought, here :-)
Thanks for stopping by…..
-- -- Neil