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.