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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 04-14-2015 07:25 PM

Table saw? #2: Almost finished cabinet saw.
The above title links to a blog on my cabinet saw. A welder is still on the list of tools to buy, so when I
needed a base for this saw, I went to a local steel supplier that has a large assortment of scrap and cut
steel available and bought a piece of 1/4” steel big enough that I could bolt some timber outriggers on
the sides and let me set the saw between them. I bolted some pieces of 1/4” plate on top of those
timber outriggers and bolted the heavy 5” casters to the plate. I sized the outriggers to make the
saw top a comfortable height for me. The steel base extended far enough to the side to put on
to special pads to lift and lock the base to immobilize it. I covered all the visible steel with wood. It
was done with the tools I had and was fun for me. One of my tools is a special metal cutting skil saw
that can cut up to 3/8” thick steel, without it this would not have been possible.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter


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