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Blog entry by wichle posted 05-03-2010 03:43 AM 841 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 04:09 AM

Your dad and my grandad would have gotten along great.
I have a feeling your dad turned out some pretty good work with that saw.

I’ve stumbled across a variety of woodworking sites—
And this is the best one of the bunch—welcome aboard.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 06:20 AM

Welcome to LJ. Be careful as it is addicting, I know! There is a tremendous wealth of information to be had here just by asking all the friendly people here!

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 10:38 AM

welcome Lumber Jock
enjoy and have fun but bee aware it can bee adictive
believe me I know


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#4 posted 05-03-2010 12:01 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 03:50 AM

Was your dads name Art ? Sound like the saw my dad made. When he wanted a different depth of cut he would add to the table . To turn it on and off, just unplug the cord ! He made some very nice kitchen cabinets with that one. AND he had all his fingers …........................

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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