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Location: Montevideo, Uruguay (South America)
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Retired Land Surveyor, 79 years old.

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 02:16 AM

Hello everybody!

This is my first contribution to the forum. My father was a fine woodworker and furniture creator/builder and I’ve been working wood since my teen ages (I’m 79 now). during those early stages I witnessed many shop concocted solutions and a few machines. At those times good machinery was scarce and costly. Eventually my father retired and I was on my own. I never worked wood for a living, becoming a Land Surveyor in due time.

However, the seed was sown and later on I started producing things for me and my family. I also found out that good machines were still scarce and even more costly. So I decided to start by buiding my own table saw. Gilliom came to the rescue and I purchased plans and some parts. That was way back in 1997. But the story is long and if you’re interested there’s a lot to see and read in Google Drive at the following link:

I include a few photos to whet your appetite. I’m also indebted to RetiredCoastie whose original mount of a blade guard I adopted for mine. The saw includes a router, a small jointer and an integral dust collector with a Thien separator. As the story tells, it was continuosly used, modified and upgraded. The last change transformed it into an European Format Style.

It has provided me with a good service over many years and I was able to modify it to suit my needs and my taste. All in all, I’d say it can be done. Hope you like it.

-- Tacuabe

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