The more I think about the Mathias saw, the more I think I may make a simplified version. His homemade saw fence is what started it. For now anyway, all my sawing is plywood, in just straight lines, and repeat widths - so with a set of homemade spacers, could change my cut widths in seconds. My old HF saw works, but needs tuning, and a couple of other issues, so thinking of converting that to a large disc sander, which it would be perfect for. I've got a old circular saw my younger son gave me, he pulled it out of a trash can, it had the cord cut off because the trigger switch now is continually on. Other than that it works fine, and would be perfect for my use. For smaller length pieces have already figured out a simple saw sled to use with it. I made a saw with a sabre saw mounted on the bottom of a plywood top awhile back, and it works great for odd jobs. Seldom use my bandsaw now - but that's mostly because I haven't made a stand for it so I can sit and use it - as is I have to stand to use it, and that kills my back after a few seconds; same with my bench drill press. For the saw all I would need to do is screw the saw down to a top, cut thru, raise the blade to just cut thru a piece of 3/4" plywood, and that's about it; I won't be cutting angles, just straight lines. Already got some ideas for variations on this - think I need another circular saw. I 'know' I need another circular saw; just thought of a 'sort of' portable panel saw.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
Last edited by JOAT; 06-27-2019 at 04:29 PM.