I have wandered around the “Blogosphere” for the past month wondering where the wood workers were. I know a few and they are not usually shy so I knew they had to be somewhere. Finally found LJ’s.
I have been in and around woodworking for many years. My first table saw experience was on my dad’s homemade 8” saw, a mandrel to hold the blade, a belt to an old motor and a packing box, hinged at the rear and dropped down over the blade. Talk about zero clearance . . . Depth of cut was adjusted by raising the packing box and putting a block under the front of it. The rip fence was a 5/4 piece of stock held in place with a couple of clamps. My dads dream was a “quarter horse” motor. He finally got that along with a Craftsman 8”saw. He told me that, the first thing I should buy when I bought a house was a 10” saw. And so it began.
-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"