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09-04-2007 11:13 AM
artframer Thanks, Harry, I've saved that photo to my hard drive. I'll use it for inspiration when I make my table. Amazing what you can do with a bit of planning and ingenuity, as you say.

Thanks for the input!
09-04-2007 10:34 AM
harrysin
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Originally Posted by artframer
Thanks for the photos, Harry. That's some sturdy table!

I'll post pics when I've made my own.

What do you need to attach the saw underneath ... can it be easily described?
Here's one solution:
http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com...d.php?p=569858
Well artframer, I'm stretching my memory now, this pic. might give you the general idea, but you have to use a bit of ingenuity to adapt for you're particular saw. Probably the best way where depth of cut is maximised would be to mount an aluminium plate flush with the top and drill four holes in the base plate to mount saw directly on the Ali. plate, this assumes of course that the saw is dedicated to the table. The rebate for the plate on my table was BR (before router) so was cut out with a hammer and chisel. Using ones ingenuity to solve a problem can be very rewarding and I have a feeling that you are going to prove that.
09-04-2007 06:34 AM
artframer Thanks for the photos, Harry. That's some sturdy table!

I'll post pics when I've made my own.

What do you need to attach the saw underneath ... can it be easily described?
Here's one solution:
http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com...d.php?p=569858
09-04-2007 04:09 AM
harrysin
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Originally Posted by artframer
Cheap and effective!

I might make that homemade table saw in your last photo. Doesn't look too difficult and would be good for doing long rips. Does anyone know of any online step-by-step instructions for building one of these?
I'm sure lots of links will be forthcoming, but in the meantime here are a few basic details of mine, bearing in mind that I made it over forty years ago, my only tools were a hand saw, hammer, shifting spanner and electric drill with a jig saw attachment!
I do hope that you will post details and pics. of you're bench and picture frames in due course.
Note: the structure was actually made as a normal work bench and it was a little later that I modified it for a saw, which I think was a Skil.
09-03-2007 11:17 PM
artframer
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Another thought occurred to me, my original home made saw table relied on the saw's own height adjustment and I used it for a full decade
Cheap and effective!

I might make that homemade table saw in your last photo. Doesn't look too difficult and would be good for doing long rips. Does anyone know of any online step-by-step instructions for building one of these?
09-03-2007 10:40 PM
harrysin
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Originally Posted by artframer
Yeah, Harry, thanks but I've looked at the Triton range and I think I'll stick with the routing solution. It's much cheaper that way, more precise too, safer for me (given my history), saves space, and I have more use for the woodshavings than I do for lots of thin strips of wood. But thanks for the suggestion.
The only point that I must disagree with you on is when you say that routing this project is more precise, it really isn't in as much as to large degree it relies on YOU"RE precision whereas with the saw, set height and fence and push the wood through all day long and each piece will be identical.
As a matter of interest the Triton height adjusting device when I bought mine was called a Blade Height Winder (WCA390) but appears similar to the WCA400 shown in you're post.
Another thought occurred to me, my original home made saw table relied on the saw's own height adjustment and I used it for a full decade, until I got my first radial arm saw in the mid 70's since which it has been used only for the RA saw. Yes, sawdust mixed with grass clippings and kitchen waste does make good mulch.
09-03-2007 08:50 PM
artframer Yeah, Harry, thanks but I've looked at the Triton range and I think I'll stick with the routing solution. It's much cheaper that way, more precise too, safer for me (given my history), saves space, and I have more use for the woodshavings than I do for lots of thin strips of wood. But thanks for the suggestion.
09-03-2007 11:43 AM
artframer Harry, good point about the waste ... I'm a very keen gardener, so could the waste be used as mulch?

Can you pick out the Triton rise and fall assembly on this page? Do they call it something else on this site?
http://www.justtools.com.au/category381_1.htm

Perhaps this is it?
09-03-2007 10:48 AM
harrysin Compared to my 73+, you are a youngster! That saw would fit nicely under a cheap home made table. The Triton rise and fall cradle assy. is available as a separate item and a simple fence clamped to the top would cost next to nothing. On such a table, lines drawn parallel to the blade make measurements from blade to fence a straight forward matter. Bear in mind that routing such a large rebate is relatively long winded and produces a great deal of unusable waste. The above comes to you from a guy who specialises in plunge routing but who knows from years of experience when other methods are best for a particular job. As for you're bad saw experience, life threatening accidents can and do happen with routers when ones guard is allowed to lapse for a milli second. I hope that I may have been of some help.
09-03-2007 07:06 AM
artframer I'm in Perth, and believe me, those sort of saws are over $1000 AFAIK.
http://www.justtools.com.au/category290_1.htm

I don't use Bunnings so that's probably my problem. Only been back a few months from the US.

I'm 50 years old, sorry if I gave the impression of being young.

Yes, i knew all the rules of using table saws well and always stood to one side of the line of work. The ONE goddamn time I moved across the line the thing got me, only time I've ever had blowback too.

BTW I DO have a Dewalt circular saw DW-368-XE:



And I don't think I do enough of this stuff to justify a $500 workcentre... still hoping to get off cheaply with router and jig. Yes? Have not actually done a frame with router yet, but built an easel a year ago with my other US Bosch router and got good results.
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