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04-05-2012 09:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip tablesaw

Before you start laughing, it’s probably better than your’s. KOVA sent me a link to this saw. It is definitely worth checking out.

It has lots of original ideas, the sliding table alone is worth your time. This is the way I think, too, but his execution is a lot prettier than mine would be. Look at the other tools at the bottom of the page, too.

http://woodgears.ca/reader/homemade_tablesaw.html

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.


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#1 posted 04-05-2012 09:40 PM

Very cool and innovative.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 12:17 AM

cool very nicely made

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 02:02 AM

That box joint jig is pure genius!

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 03:40 AM

I doubt that it would be better than my 5 hp. Unisaw….it has the bells and whistles, but no sliding table, which I probably don’t need…....that thing is a beast…...!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 05:01 AM

ME MY FRIEND: RandyM68, AS MENTIONED ABOVE, WE SHOW THE HOME-MADE TABLE-SAW THAT PUBLISHED HERE http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64114#comment-1227579 AND WE ASSURE THAT THESE ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS, can work very well

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 06:00 AM

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 12:03 PM

That is a nice sliding table, Loren. I looks better than most of the commercial ones. I read the comments too. They were pretty funny. Why is the sled not closer to the blade? Where are the miter slots? Why didn’t you build a crosscut sled like everybody else? Most of them came from people who probably couldn’t build a bookshelf without step-by-step instructions, and a measured drawing, but he did it wrong? I don’t argue with Einstein’s math, either. I know that shit’s way over my head.

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#8 posted 04-06-2012 04:49 PM

Check this one too. DIY sliding table saw and build process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHS1xwdEWdw
Some drawings and comments (in french)
http://www.metabricoleur.com/t109-un-chariot-a-format-maison

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 05:01 PM

I read an article a while back about this master furniture maker
(I saw his stuff and it was at the wow! level, Queen Anne
and Federal I think). He used a table saw he had built
in the 1930s or 40s. He used steel rip or planer blades
he sharpened himself – no carbide. Since his work was all
in solid wood he didn’t see much point in making clean
cuts with his wood-topped table saw. After cutting his
boards he would let them move, then fix the edges.

He did have a point. His work would sell for a lot of money
but his machines were primitive.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#10 posted 04-07-2012 05:33 AM

*THIS CARPENTER OF SPAIN, DID THE SAME AS ON THE LINK OF VIKTOR BUT USING PLYWOOD!!! http://woodgears.ca/reader/contreras/index.html

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#11 posted 04-07-2012 05:41 AM

http://woodgears.ca/dads_shop/homemade_tablesaw.html LOREN: DO NOT MISS THIS TABLE-SAW, rudimentary ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#12 posted 04-07-2012 11:14 AM

Here’s a simple one if you’re in a hurry. It looks like the rip fence will stay where you put it.

I built a router table one time that was about that simple. I hung a router under a sheet of plywood, and screwed one or two 1×6s down for fences. I worked pretty good. I don’t know where else you could even buy a 4’x8’ router table, much less one where you could fences, guides, stops, and feather boards anywhere on the table.

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#13 posted 04-07-2012 02:43 PM

I don’t understand why you would want to spend your time building a tablesaw. Really, what is the point?

-- Zach M, Michigan, http://www.mccallumcabinetry.com

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#14 posted 04-07-2012 03:54 PM

Zach, we do it because we can. Anyone can drop five grand on a table saw, that does all the tricks. That doesn’t impress me at all. It doesn’t mean that you can do better work with it, any more than buying a Ferrari makes you a better driver. Building one out of the junk pile, that works better than anything I could hope to afford, does impress me. I would love to have a sliding table on my saw, and I can’t buy one that will just bolt on, even if money was no object. I can throw away a perfectly good saw, and spend two or three thousand on a good slider, or I can build my own table exactly the way I want it. I’m not scared.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#15 posted 04-07-2012 03:59 PM

Is it termite proof?? No riving knife??

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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