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Table Saw and The Toilet Flange

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Project by Bken posted 09-26-2014 11:11 PM 4000 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I rescued this fine piece of American machinery from some woodworkingly challenged craigslister for a whopping $300 bucks. She was missing the special bolts that hold the rails on and the motor cover. Although I’ve come to learn that many mid 80’s vintage unisaws didn’t come with the cover. At any rate, after slapping together a few pieces of 1/2 inch birch ply I was pleasantly surprised to to see that this leftover 4 inch OD toilet flange was a perfect fit for my four inch vacuum hose. Now that I know everthing fits and works properly Ill take the cover off and give it some sandpaper love and a nice coat of the finest big box store Delta Gray!





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 11:42 PM

Wow! Great find!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 09-27-2014 12:26 AM

.... Happen in the shop as well…great save enjoy your new mate…BC

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 12:27 AM

Great score! And nice use of the plumbing part! Enjoy!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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489tad

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 11:30 AM

300 beans? What a great deal.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 09-27-2014 01:12 PM

Good find!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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ncdon

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#6 posted 09-27-2014 01:13 PM

Now that is a real sweet deal.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Bsmith

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#7 posted 09-27-2014 01:37 PM

Great idea! Now that’s thinking outside the box!

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 09-27-2014 01:48 PM

Congrats on the saw and the dust removal is a great idea

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

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#9 posted 09-27-2014 03:19 PM

Ahhhh, the Flush of success!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 09-27-2014 03:58 PM

You suck! ;o)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#11 posted 09-27-2014 04:33 PM

Wow, what a find. Great job on the plumbing too.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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CharlieK

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#12 posted 09-27-2014 06:17 PM

I love that you used something that was available rather than make a special effort to find a dust fitting!

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#13 posted 09-27-2014 06:43 PM

I am sorry to inform you Brother but I did this quite a few years ago.I agree they work very well though.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 09-27-2014 08:34 PM

Even Thomas Crapper would be jealous!!!!!!

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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#15 posted 09-27-2014 09:50 PM

I hope you washed your hands after you finished !!

-- Regards Rob

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