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My grandfathers old saw i dug out of the basement and reconditioned. Its origional base was a few old stair spindles for legs and a thin piece of ply, not much to it. I made a mortise and tenon cherry base with a mahogany top. Finished with boiled linseed oil. Also made a shroud for the belt again from cherry. Used a scrap of teak to make a zero clearance insert teak works great because its natural oils keep it slick. Saw motor had to be rewired (who said carpenters couldn't fix motors) and i had to purchase a new belt. I also mounted a remote swithch on the table it self for saftey's sake. It runs and cuts although not much power to it, great little trim saw, and a great way to honor poppy.

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Great little saw. Good to see it in use.
 

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KEWL! Your "Poppy" would definately be pleased.
 

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nice saw, I love old woodworking machinery. I have a couple my self. Have you checked out old woodworking machinery.com ?
 

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Saws haven't really changed all that much, have they?

Not to be a stick in the mud, but USE WITH CARE, as it doesn't look like all the modern safety features are available.

An anti kick back device would make this a much safer tool.

Lee
 

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As far as safty goes I agree. I think i've used it maybe 5 times to make sure it was in working order and now it just hangs out in the shop. Although I don't like 'anti kick back devices' I had a nice piece of lumber scarred pretty bad by one
 
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