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Restoration of radial arm saw - Montogomery Wards TCP 2610E

05-10-2018 03:58 AM by KTNC | 15 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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Compound Miters on the Radial Arm Saw #2: Outside and Inside Corners - Crown Moulding

05-06-2018 10:15 PM by KTNC | 0 comments »

5/6/2018 Reference: Part 1 of this blog series – The Broken Fence Method The broken fence method for making compound miters that I described in Part 1, creates only inside corners. That is what you need for picture frames and similar projects. If you want to add moulding to the top of an armoire or install crown moulding at the wall/ceiling juncture of your house you also need to make outside corners. This post explains how to use a modified positioner (see the reference a...

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Compound Miters on the Radial Arm Saw #1: The Broken fence method

04-27-2018 04:58 AM by KTNC | 2 comments »

4/26/2018 Reference: How to Master the Radial Arm Saw by Wally Kunkel (aka Mr. Sawdust) chapter 4 pages 69 to 79 I am planning a furniture project that includes a feature like a fireplace mantel. This motivated me to learn how to do compound miters on my radial arm saw. On the internet, I found plenty of information on how to do this with a miter (chop) saw but nothing on using a radial arm saw. I found information in the Mr. Sawdust book referenced above and also in a book by R.J. ...

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Dewalt RAS #1: 1400 Rebuild

04-29-2016 11:29 AM by Dennis Hill | 3 comments »

I’ve been using this DeWalt 1400 for several years after buying it off Craigslist for $70. Never did much to it other than adding a good blade, and a quick-and-dirty table/fence. This year I tore it apart. Reassembled with new motor bearings, some wiring, a major cleanup and repaint, and a table. All pretty standard except for the table. The table on some saws is relatively small which makes supporting long boards difficult. One solution is to build the saw into a bench. Anot...

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1957 dewalt ras!

03-11-2016 04:42 PM by Havasumatt | 7 comments »

Well after a couple years, it’s finally cutting wood! Paint should be cured by now, hah! Did the mr sawdust table and new cord from another’s idea(smart by the way)! Purrs like a kitten and cuts like butter! Not the easiest machine to square back up after complete disassemble. Hopefully it holds for a while! Crosscut is pretty close to my dewalt 12” scms. But much smoother and quieter. Even with the 8” WWI, Krunkle blade, it still wants to plow itself throu...

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Tools #5: Radial Arm Saw base from filing cabinets.

03-19-2014 11:46 PM by PASs | 5 comments »

Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...

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DeWalt PowerShop Build #1: Why? What? Where? How? When?

03-18-2014 11:42 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 22 comments »

Good day, and welcome to the initial installment of my DeWalt RAS cabinet blog. BackgroundWoodworking is a hobby for me, nothing more and nothing less. Within the realm of hobby lies a tremendous range of passion; there’s ‘love it, can’t live without’ all the way to ‘it’s something to tinker with when there’s no sports on TV.’ I’m closer to the former than the latter, but I’m also a very patient fellow when it comes to getting things done the way I want them. Bottom line: It’s the journey....

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Radial Arm Saw #2: Dust Collection for the RAS

11-27-2013 03:36 AM by hjt | 7 comments »

Dust Collection for my Radial Arm saw I was getting tired of all the saw dust plastered on the wall behind the RAS, and on the floor, I decided to explore You Tube to find out what ideas I might be able to use in my effort to maintain a clean shop.Here is the link to the design I decide to use with slight modification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFjRvQTckMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TyYI800cw You will see that my dust hood has a taller opening but is not as wide as hi...

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Radial Arm Saw #1: New Table for my Radial Arm Saw

11-14-2013 11:00 PM by hjt | 12 comments »

This saw was my dad’s pride and joy. It a B&D DeWalt R1350 built in 1968. The family gave it and many other woodworking tools to me when he died several years ago. I tuned it up and put a simple table on it back then (2009.) I reassembled and built wheels on the stand. Some say don’t use WD40 – use liquid graffite. After I got all done, I read another book the said, never use liquid graffite – ONLY use WD40. The sign “2nd table” I scraped...

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Setting Up Shop (The Gloat to End All Gloats Blog) #1: Introduction

11-13-2013 12:32 AM by FaTToaD | 6 comments »

Hello all LumberJocks! As promised in my Gloat to End all Gloats post, I’m starting a blog series dedicated to discovering, moving in, and setting up the dedicated shop we got as part of our recent home purchase. I plan to put several types of posts under this one series, which will range from discovering the new tools to setting up the shop and making it my own. I’d like to start by letting y’all know we closed on the house on Friday afternoon, so we have spent all weekend clean...

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