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Forum topic by robbiethewood posted 04-10-2012 12:39 AM 4486 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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robbiethewood

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04-10-2012 12:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig tablesaw

hi all i have this table saw its a cheep one the table is tin it all is tin i was looking to make a sled for if but there is no runners it has its Owen cross-cut sled witch is crap so i am looking for ideas from you guys for making something up for it it has a good motor in it and a new blade so i think its worth buying a sheet of ply and doing something whith it
here is some photos of it
THANKS rob

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 01:04 AM

If the sides of the table top are not parallel, add some hardwood strips to the sides and shim them so that you have true parallel sides. Now make a sled with cleats that hang down on each side and ride snug on the strips you added. Square up a front and back fence and you are in business. Take off and store that sliding table.

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 01:11 AM

thanks oluf i never tough of using the sides of the table
that makes good sense

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 01:15 AM

Or if you dont mind losing a little depth of your cut you can make an entirely new top out of ply or mdf with a miter slot. Ive seen a lot of old table saws set up like that when the original tables were super small.

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 01:18 AM

I believe this is what Oluf is talking about. If it fits tight at the edges, it should work o.k.

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 01:19 AM

I have a student that had the same problem ,I just suggested he take a piece of 3/4 ply and put a couple groves in it like most table saws miter grooves and clamp it to his table saw top and then make a sled to match the grooves, He said it worked like a charm.

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 02:07 AM

hey thanks randy for the photo
i see what you mean about the edge of the table
so many ideas now witch one is best

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 04:42 AM

http://woodgears.ca/reader/contreras/index.html IN THIS LINK YOU WILL SEE HOW DID THIS SPANISH CARPENTER BUILT THIS SLIDE TABLE ;-)

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

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 12:09 PM

thanks kova wow you put some work in to that project that’s is unverifiable you turned a circler saw into a table saw
well done

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#9 posted 04-11-2012 06:04 PM

THANKS FRIEND: BUT THE PICTURE IS OF A CIRCULAR SAW PLACED ON A TABLE, I USE A TABLE SAW AND BETTER IT WORK SURFACE:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64114

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

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