Flip Table #3: Fixing the Base and Adding Support

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Blog entry by hjt posted 01-18-2014 11:00 PM 1679 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is phase 2B

In my previous post, I found that the frame and the table were not square and therefore the table would hit the frame when flipping. I tried to simply push the frame open a little, but the issue was too severe. Back to square one.

To square the frame to the table I used clamps and washers.

I’m sure there’s a better way to determine the correct angles but since I do not know how, I simply did the WAG…. Wild Ass Guess! This is what I did, I simply put the wood in the position (I hoped was right) and drew a line.

QUESTION: So my dear LJ’s friends… how would I have determined the cut using a speed square??

The angle I guessed was greater than I could cut on my table or miter saw, I my wife comes out and tells me see’s off to work to which I reply, “honey can you hold this for me while I make this cut?”

The back supports now in place. On to the front.

Since Pam wasn’t here to help with the next big angled cut, I have to improvise. I raised the blade over the piece and moved the wood into position. I then clamped and cut.

Now the table flips in both directions without hitting the frame and the unit seems to be very sturdy.

Ready for phase 3 – enclosing the bottom and adding wheels for mobility.

-- Harold

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 12:10 AM

Nice job Harold ! (And Pam !) lol
Your correction looks good from here.
And I sure like that Radial Arm Saw of yours !

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 04:52 PM

This RAS is my favorite tool in the shop. It was my dad’s pride and joy… next to me!!

-- Harold

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 08:10 PM

I don’t know the correct method either… but the WAG method seemed to work just fine. LOL

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