Yet Another Craftsman 113 Saw Blog #10: And on we go

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Blog entry by jonlruss posted 11-14-2016 08:51 PM 1166 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Still plodding along Part 10 of Yet Another Craftsman 113 Saw Blog series Part 11: Almost done with one end »

When I started this project one thing I thought as I went through the blogs of others was, how can it take so long? Here I am months after starting and boy do I get it now. Between family obligations, vacation, getting sick, weather, and only getting so many hours over a weekend that can be devoted to it I really understand now.

At any rate, the last two weekends I’ve managed to get in a little more time working on this. Unfortunately I got a late start on Saturday, if I’d had those three hours to spend on this, I’d probably have the router table end done. I’ve got all the drawers either side of the router compartment done now.

The bottom one on the left is only 14” as opposed to the others being 16”. This was partly planned as I originally was going to run the dust collection out the side, but after some consideration I realized the bottom of the router compartment was the same as the bottom of the dust collection box below the saw so going out the back made sense (especially since I was going to be drawing air in through the access door). In order to help feed the dust that way I put a piece of laminate in the bottom with it run up the sides a few inches.

I went back and forth a bit over whether the access door should be a solid piece, or frame and panel. I decided for the sake of time and ease to go the solid piece route. I had a 4” blast gate with nothing else to do, so I cut the hose extension off one side, cut a 4” hole in the door and mounted it there. I figure that way I can adjust the air flow to whatever’s going to work best.

I did manage to get some of the parts for the bottom drawer cut, but it was getting late and I wasn’t sure how much daylight I had left so I called it a day. I’m hoping the weather will be nice this coming weekend, and for the long weekend coming up so I can try and make some major progress before getting too deeply into the holidays.

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#1 posted 12-29-2016 05:33 PM

Great build, and great write up!

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 06:36 PM

Thanks! Once I’m all done I’ll probably do a project write up on it and possibly include the drawings I did even though I didn’t adhere to them completely.

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