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    Hillbilly engineering- Update 8-22-11

    So...a neighbor gave me this sears saw that was collecting dust, and after a week or so of fumbling with outfeed support, I decided to build a table/stand for it...Here's what it began it's life and the sad attempt at support...


    a quick trip to the borg for some timber and away I went...


    steadily and slowly it began taking shape...


    two layers of hardboard for the top and my 'marvelous' fence design ...


    Slapped in a couple of drawers...


    Which seems to hold the necessities nicely at hands reach...


    couple of coats of satin polyurethane and it's work ready...


    Even managed to install an old light fixture above it...


    and as a kicker, I exchanged the original TS stand with my BS's stand as it has locking caster type wheels, much easier to move around now...


    Anyways, that's what I've been up to lately, a 'tad'{} overkill for this little saw, but it's all screwed together, so up-grades are possible with-in reason. FWIW, the fence seems great so far, a little on the heavy side for sliding, but holds square, which surprises me{lol}...Now to build some storage underneath for shorts and what-nots, and a chute below the saw for dust collection...can't wait to see what I come up with when I get around to having 'real' dust collection

    I truly need to find a real job, much more of this 'time to kill, with no money' could be the end of ever getting any respect
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    My first table saw was like that. I made a table for mine but not nearly as nice.
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    That's really quite nice looking and looks like it should work very well...

    What a creative way to get a much larger table saw surface!
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    Looks like a great improvement. The 'Cookmeyer' fence looks like a brilliant solution.

    Oh...and get a job, ya bum! (I feel for you...I was looking for two years. Hopefully you'll do better than me.)
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    Thanks guys, sad part is, I don't do a whole lot of sheet good work maybe that will change now, or....I'll have plenty of above floor storage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    .....Oh...and get a job, ya bum! (I feel for you...I was looking for two years. Hopefully you'll do better than me.)
    three more months and I'll take that trophy
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    good looking table there ken didn't want to go with the high gloss? slipperier after a quick hit with pledge.... damhik
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    good looking table there ken didn't want to go with the high gloss? slipperier after a quick hit with pledge.... damhik
    LOL, it was still wet in most of these photo's, no way I'd want gloss reflecting my mug back at me
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    That is GREAT, Ken. What are the overall dimensions of the new table (width and length)?
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    Quote "The 'Cookmeyer' fence"
    I just got it, I was wondering...who's meyer
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