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Forum topic by TheWoodNerd posted 05-24-2011 08:31 PM 4742 views 5 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2011 08:31 PM

I’ve been fiddling with this project for over a year, but it’s finally done! has all the details of the building process. Well, most of them, anyway …

-- The Wood Nerd --

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 03:20 AM

saweeeeeeeeeeet I wanna get a good look at that dust collection system you got hooked up there?

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 03:52 AM

Nice, Nerd. Another Incra / SawStop combo. Congrats. The double-headed incra fence is interesting. Never thought of that approach.

You’ll love the double dust collection with the Incra and the router box. It sucks in everything, which really is saying something with a router.

You should add a few details / pictures of the blade guard dust collection hose. It’s not easy to execute.

Very nice job. Can’t wait to see the outfeed table. Make sure to check out Tedth66’s folding outfeed table before building yours. It’s an amazing engineering accomplishment.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 04:26 AM

Luxury! ;-) Very nice, congrats.

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 01:24 PM

bigike – I’m working on the writeup for the dust collection with lots of photos, it took me a long time to puzzle out how to do it. Especially when having to make custom PVC fittings like this monster.

zzzzdoc – I’m still working on mocking up the outfeed table, so it’ll be a while (although hopefully not another year). Not even sure if I can pull it off, what I’ve got in mind is going to be a little complicated and may not be worth the effort. Tedth66’s table is nice and if I punt on my design I may look to his for inspiration.

-- The Wood Nerd --

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 07:19 PM

Thanks for sharing your process in making your new table. I getting ready to replace my table. My Triton router should be here today.

Did you consider adding a miter channel?

Why did you lift the saw?

Great job documenting the work.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 07:34 PM

I actually have the miter channel sitting in the shop, but haven’t gotten around to (or needed) it yet.

Two reasons for the platform. One, I have a bad back and hunching over while working aggravates it very quickly, so I like having all my work surfaces around 38”. Second, it lets me use a pallet jack to easily move machines.

-- The Wood Nerd --

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 12:41 AM

Looks great!

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#8 posted 03-17-2013 04:22 PM

like this set up do you have pictures of the adapter on the right side of the positioner ?

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#9 posted 12-25-2016 02:50 PM

nice setup and like the table saw platform. Also like the idea about using a pallet jack to move things around. Great idea and saves your back for sure.

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#10 posted 12-25-2016 03:06 PM

That’s one way to keep yourself from piling up tools on your extension…

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#11 posted 12-25-2016 03:53 PM

Nice work I can see why it took so long to get it done very nice set up. You must be tall to raise the saw that much?


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#12 posted 12-25-2016 03:56 PM

No, I’m only about 5-7. But I have a really bad back that get’s aggravated by leaning over my work, so I find that putting all my work surfaces at 38-40” helps a lot.

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#13 posted 12-25-2016 04:08 PM

I understand I’m around 6’ and have raised my table saw 3” it does help on my back, but makes it a little harder for an old guy lifting heavy sheet goods a little higher.


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