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@DesertRatTom sure, I guess a mouse or hampster could ride the truck... but it's actually supposed to be a bank. However, there's been a couple glitches. Have to make our own back door, and I think I have an idea on making the headlights, since they aren't available anywhere.

Shawn has been helping, he's helped cut a couple pieces, and he's helping with the glue. Teaching him how to use a ruler, and I'm having him do the sanding.

As for your friend, that's cool, but I don't have red hair (much to the disappointment of Ken, who wishes I did). It's "dishwater blonde" but it's usually referred to as "dirty blonde" which describes me better, anyway

As for the saw, Ken says it isn't feasible to put it on another table because of how it's made. I don't know, but I know it's like a foot too low for me, which sucks, because I love the saw. We'll figure it out sooner or later. Preferably sooner, than later, but for now, I'll use it however I can.

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I have been thinking of getting a magnetic based flex light like one of these.

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Problem is, it's still l.e.d, Herb. It's not the position of the bulb, but the type. I'd like to change the bulb to a incandescent light. Then it won't bounce off the metal so much, blinding me.

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Problem is, it's still l.e.d, Herb. It's not the position of the bulb, but the type. I'd like to change the bulb to a incandescent light. Then it won't bounce off the metal so much, blinding me.
We must have posted at the same time the ones I posted above from IKEA can use incondesent.
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We must have posted at the same time the ones I posted above from IKEA can use incondesent.
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I think we did, because I didn't see the Ikea lights. Only the link for Amazon. My fault

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In the FWIW category, I would build a cabinet slightly wider than the current base, add a filler to the top that will match the depth of the overlap that the base has over the current legs and add drawers to the cabinet. One could then bolt the base to the filler. Adding locking casters to the base would help in finalizing the height of the cabinet.

Not sure that makes sense as described, but if it is of interest I'll try to draw it.

Otherwise, try raising the entire system as suggested by others.
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With very little work you can mount a small goose neck lamp onto the top of the upper wheel case. An inch wide L bracket with holes drilled for short bolts to attach it to the case. Then get a small gooseneck lamp from Target (the French pronounciation if you please) and remove the base. You'll find a nut and maybe a washer that's about half an inch. On the vertical leg of the bracket, drill a hole for that threaded end. I found the (pix) small LED spotlight that shined a very bright light on the blade area without any heat. No burned fingers. I had to unwire the socket and pass it through the mounting hole, then rewire it, but it might be easier to just buy a little clip on plug instead so you don't have to rewire.

3 pix. Side view of the light mounted as described, full length showing the cabinet I used, and the little but mighty bright LED bulb. You can see there isn't a lick of difference between the WEN and Rikon.
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Barb,

Just make a box (on casters with a brake if you wish) built to your desired height and put the whole saw on it.

If you were serious, I'll give you a couple of those logs.
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Tom's cabinet is similar to what I was describing only a tad narrower at the base.

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@DesertRatTom I don't want LED on the saw. It glares too much; hurts my eyes. Wonder if they had made the table black, rather than the steel, if it would be good.......? Just my blonde woman brain thinking. I'll eventually come up with something. For now, I'll keep the light off. It's all good.

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@honesttjohn Yes, I was serious. I just don't know how to get the wood to dry without it cracking. Every time I try, it splits

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