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1956 DeWalt MBF 9" Radial Arm Saw #7: (Less) Dust in the Wind

03-09-2011 01:26 AM by NBeener | 37 comments »

How does a dog get the LAST bit of water out of his bowl ? With a half-lap :-) Spent too much time figuring out how to get Hurricane Walter to spew less dust, or—at least—how I could capture the dust he spews. Shroud seemed like the way to go. So …. with leftover plywood from the construction of the ol’ ChupaCaja, I made me a dust collection box. ID is about 8” wide x 8” deep x 8” tall. The joinery is (IS it called this ?) half-lap (...

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1969 Craftsman Radial Arm Saw Project #1: The Acquisition

07-09-2013 03:28 PM by AngieO | 30 comments »

So as many of you know, I have this new found (well… it’s going on over a year now so its not so new) love and passion for woodworking and I am a self proclaimed wood addict. My kids would say wood hoarder…. but addict sounds better to me. LOL. I may not have every mentioned what I do for a living. I’m an office manager for a small business. I’ve had different jobs throughout my life (even been a correctional officer at a prison). But most of my life I’v...

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #26: Grandpa's green monster

08-27-2012 12:39 PM by StumpyNubs | 25 comments »

Grandpa had a secret that he kept covered with an old blanket in the back corner of the basement where we were forbidden to go. It was a big evil monster that would leap upon and devour any unsuspecting soul that wandered too close. But I was fascinated with it, and I often risked death to peek beneath the cover. I admired its scaly green body, its long arm and gleaming teeth. I knew it was old, because most everything grandpa had was old. But it still looked like the day it was born because ...

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FNWW RENOVATION #1: RADIAL ARM SAW TABLE/BENCH

10-24-2009 10:49 PM by Rich99 | 24 comments »

i had a compund miter saw that i never used, coz it was in the corner, and i couldn’t et to it. i had a pegboard that i coudn’t reach.i had wood cut-off storage all over the place.my RAS and big table saw were at right angles to each other, and i like that. sort of like command central.i needed more wall storage; when i installed the RAS, i put up pegs for blades—wrong. after a half-dozen drawings and estimates of materials and countless trips to HD, for pricing, i fina...

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Restoration of radial arm saw - Montogomery Wards TCP 2610E

05-10-2018 03:58 AM by KTNC | 24 comments »

4/17/2018 Purchased for $20 – craigslist I already have one fully functional Craftsman radial arm saw and a DeWalt that I plan to restore later. Why buy this Montgomery Wards saw? I’ve been wanting one ever since I found out it has an extra deep cut depth and it has a 20,000 RPM spindle. I brought it home in the Subaru Outback. I had to remove the saw from the stand and disassemble the stand to get it to fit. The seller helped me get it into the car. It’s mis...

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Equipping the Shop #3: 1961 Craftsman RAS with added crosscut stop rail

04-17-2011 06:43 PM by Ocelot | 21 comments »

Finally, I’ve pulled the photos from my camera. I neglected to photograph it as I built it, but here it is in finished form. It gives me 8’ of stop range for precisely measured crosscuts. I can use it for through cuts as well as crosscut dados. The extension table top and fence are made of a partial sheet of 18mm (3/4”) oak veneer plywood that I’ve had laying around for 10 years or so. The legs are of ordinary 2×4 stud material. There is no finish on it...

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Radial Arm Saw Refurb #1: Tool Gloat

09-17-2010 06:22 PM by HokieMojo | 21 comments »

Well, here is the other big tool purchase I made recently (spray can for scale). closer shot: This saw was posted on ebay, but there appeared to be some inaccurate information on it (model number never existed, blade size was incorrect, serial number was never produced, etc). I wasn’t able to get answers to my questions before bidding closed, so I passed on it. Apparently everyone else did too. I suspect it was a combination of a confusing description, making a big purchase w...

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1956 DeWalt MBF 9" Radial Arm Saw #6: Light 'er up, Folks !

02-24-2011 12:58 AM by NBeener | 20 comments »

Got a call, late this morning, from Ye Olde Motor Shoppe. The RAS motor is ready. .......................[clears throat] WOO-HOO !!!!....................... Installed it. Spliced the new mil-spec (not really, but it’s a beefy boy !) toggle switch into the two power cords. Locked and loaded the blade and stiffener. Put on its overcoat (the blade shroud), and … despite ALL my efforts and hard work …. It runs ! Yes, I DID do a test cut, after making th...

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dado for shelves

09-24-2009 09:24 PM by patron | 17 comments »

this is a jig to do dados on the RAS .the object , is to make accurate and repeatable cuts for shelving and whatnot .and not cut the saw table or the backstop .as with all of my RAS jigs , they must do these things ,and leave the table , backstop and arm at 90deg. ,so it does not get out of alignment ..this first pic. shows the crosscut dado ..this pic. is the grove with shelf ( imagine ) the depth of cut is regulated by raising or lowering the arm , and this jig has its own stop , that can b...

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Another Dewalt radial arm saw #1: Dewalt radial arm saw

05-16-2012 11:38 PM by OregonWoodRat | 17 comments »

I got this Dewalt radial arm saw from Criagslist for $80.00 Feb 2012. It is an MBC 202, 1/2HP, 9 inch blade. The person I purchased it from had lost the key for the switch and it was in a storage unit so there was no power to run it any way. I took a chance and bought it. After getting it home the first thing I did was to take the keyed switch out. That is when I learned that the keyed part of the switch was a removable attachment to a regular toggle switch. After getting the switch ba...

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