Dewalt RAS Restoration #4: New Tabletop: Final Pictures

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Blog entry by milbert posted 12-27-2012 03:29 AM 6435 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This has been done for quite a long time, I am not sure why I have never updated the blog but I wanted to post the final product!

I made the tabletop according to the Mr. Sawdust book and I must say that I am extremely happy with it. The top is a couple of pieces of plywood glued together with 3/4” steel bars on edge for re-enforcement. I transferred the bolt holes from the old table.

The top layer is 1/4 hardboard. This will be easily replaceable if it gets too beat up. I spent a great deal of time aligning the top and saw according to the book. Although the RAS can be used to tons of purposes, I am only using it for its crosscut ability. It makes absolutely BEAUTIFUL cuts… I don’t ever want to use another machine for crosscuts :-)

Tabletop – 2 layers of 3/4” plywood

3/4” Steel re-enforcement on edge

1/4” Hardboard top with countersunk screw holes

Side View

Full View

Before Restoration

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 04:45 AM

Great refurb job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 05:40 AM

Nice refurb job!

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