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06-10-2011 10:34 PM

I am still wanting to build an overhead guard for my new tablesaw which is now up and running after three hard weeks. Still that’s what comes from living on top of the hill and buying 595 killos of machine. I would like to see as many designs of overhead guards you have made or bought or have access to photographs to help me with my design patterns with a view to copying them in part or wholly. I have just been looking at August Lehmans new saw he is a great entrepenuer of his craft and I admire his shop and designs altogether also peter issacson there are some newcomers here are really a great source of inspiration to me as well as the old memebers like myself I love you guys on lumberjocks please keep em coming guys n gals .KIndest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 10:49 PM

this is a fairly simple one to replicate.


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#2 posted 06-10-2011 10:56 PM

Thanks guys I forgot about axminster I deal with them all the time anyway August I have a nice metal shop too with a smart and brown 10 24 vsl variable speed lathe and a fritz werner german mill and all sorts of goodies I will post some pics of them later actually if you go back through my posts I alrweady have done so a few months back off to bed shortly will see you all in wors and pics tomorrow.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 06-11-2011 01:44 AM

I wish I was a little further along on my guard/dust collection system. It is designed, and partially built. One month from now is should be done…....but I bet yours will be done first. Mine will move around a little because the saw has to move. I bet your saw doesn’t move an inch, once in place.

I will use alumininum square tubing, and aluminum flats, hung from an overhead cabinet, with drawer slides in two dimensions to allow the saw to be shiifted. The guard/collector will be made from 1/4 inch acrylic and wood, I suspect. I will pull air from the bottom of the saw box, with the hose for the overhead guard ducted so that the air passes across the backend of the blade and then to the bottom of the saw case. This takes a bit of woodworking since this is my old friend, a contractor’s saw. But I have the box totally sealed, even when changing the angle of the blade…......except for the back part over the motor, which is designed, but not built.

Good luck, cause I think I am a day, or thirty, short, to be of help…........(-:

Alaska Jim

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#4 posted 06-11-2011 09:18 AM

This is a very interesting discussion. I bought my new saw about 1,5 year ago and the first thing i did was to remove the really bad overhead guard and I have been looking for something that works since then.
So far I have not found anything that fits my budget or/and are evadible in Europe. Shipping from US sometimes just is to pricy for big stuff. So this is a very interesting discussion.
// Per

-- Per I

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