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Project by MasterSergeant posted 06-14-2019 11:04 PM 616 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While going through my library of books I stumbled on a book on workshop furniture/jigs/tables.
I have a 1990’s Craftsman contractors table-saw. It is a great saw, heavy cast iron table and wings and it cuts dead straight.
The original stampes steel legs were tired and wobbly needing replacement.
The book I found had the plans for this table, so I went for it. I used scraps of wood I had laying around to build. In a couple of cases I side glued to boards in order to get the width I needed.
Thus the name Ugly Table-saw table, nothing fancy not even a paint job. But it is solid!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 06-15-2019 12:33 AM

That is Ugli with a capital ”I”... Who cares what it looks like as long as it’s functional, safe and does the job…

That storage below is great use of idle space… and practical.

Have I correctly detected some sort of migration between picture #1 and #4… They don’t look like hiker’s legs… did you consider some sort of wheels?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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mudflap4869

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#2 posted 06-15-2019 02:20 AM

This aint no beauty contest trainee! It’s functional and that looks good to me. When I was a kid I plowed with the ugliest team of mules Grandpa owned, but they were the most dependable team on the farm. That made them beautiful to me. And that’s all that counts.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#3 posted 06-15-2019 04:08 AM

Sound like you could so this for a bit of fun although you may not be able to find the saw later !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFhA-b1nzVw

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 06-15-2019 04:29 AM



..... the ugliest team of mules Grandpa owned, but they were the most dependable team on the farm…..
- mudflap4869

Dang muddie that’s what my ex missus said when we first met… she must have met an uglier mule since!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#5 posted 06-15-2019 07:36 AM

When I was in Saudi it was always a race to the camels ! (an old army joke)

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 06-15-2019 07:54 AM



When I was in Saudi it was always a race to the camels ! (an old army joke)
- robscastle

Yep… didn’t want an ugly one. Maybe that’s where my holding my drinks stem from…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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MasterSergeant

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#7 posted 06-16-2019 01:33 PM

Now that the new table saw table is together it is heavy! I wanted to lift it to slide a small shim under the leg, using a 1” dowel 3’ long as a lever to lift I…............broke the dowel! I do build stuff on the “tuff” side.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 06-16-2019 11:21 PM

I have made uglier things because they are tools and just need to be done so you can work on real shit.

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ohwoodeye

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#9 posted 06-17-2019 12:00 PM

Ugly scale 8.5 out of 10. But I’ve seen uglier…....Hell, I’ve dated uglier.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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MasterSergeant

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#10 posted 06-19-2019 11:54 AM

Addition I added today!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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