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  • My new "Cabinet Saw"

    A few months ago I asked about adding extension rails and putting the BT on a mobile cabinet.
    http://www.bt3central.com/showthread.php?t=53006

    I finished the project a little while ago, and thought I would share some pictures.

    This is what I started with:



    And this is what I ended up with:



    More picture here: https://picasaweb.google.com/PicasaJ...eat=directlink
    John

  • #2
    That looks AWESOME!

    I wish I had the space to do that.

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    • #3
      VERY nice. Are the fronts finished yet?
      Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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      • #4
        beautifully executed, jnesmith. the cabinets look terrific and all that space at the rear should provide amlpe space for mounting an outfeed table. congrats on completing an obviously well thought out project.
        there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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        • #5
          Looks GREAT and something about it reminds me of Rod Kirby's work!
          Hank Lee

          Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by leehljp View Post
            Looks GREAT and something about it reminds me of Rod Kirby's work!
            Thank you, Hank

            This is MUCH better than I could do - my fronts would all be MDF
            Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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            • #7
              Absolutely beautiful, John!
              Don, aka Pappy,

              Wise men talk because they have something to say,
              Fools because they have to say something.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by RodKirby View Post
                VERY nice. Are the fronts finished yet?
                Thank you.

                They are. Just a wipe of BLO, and a couple of coats of shellac. I milled up some maple for the fronts on the right, then realized I did not have any stock wide enough for the drawers on the left. So I ordered some more. It created the mismatch you see. I thought it would not bother me; they're shop cabs after all. But, it drives me crazy.
                John

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by leehljp View Post
                  Looks GREAT and something about it reminds me of Rod Kirby's work!
                  Thank you.

                  I should have mentioned, but assumed it was obvious - much of it is borrowed from others here. The table tops are straight from Rod, as is the add on SMT fence. The cabinet is also borrowed from multiple previous designs around here. I really appreciate everyone being willing to share their designs.
                  John

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback.

                    In my previous thread I asked about the new table top; whether to just use the top of the new cabinet, or to attach a separate top to the rails. I went with a third option. I was worried about my ability to build the cabinet so the the top of it was dead level with the main saw table. So, I built it shorter by the thickness of the 3/4" BB ply, plus a skinny 1/16". I then built a separate table top piece and shimmed it level, then screwed it to the cabinet top. It worked well.

                    I am loving my new cross cut sled. My old one was adequate, but had just a bit of slop that would occasionally cause problems. The new one is rock solid and dead on. The stop is handy too. No more trying to clamp a block of wood to the fence.

                    Thanks again.
                    John

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                    • #11
                      That looks fantastic. Really clean BT as well!
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                      • #12
                        Looks very nice. The design is well thought out too.

                        Are you not using a guard? I see a riving knife, but it doesn't look like there are holes like the knife for a shark guard would have.

                        That crosscut sled looks good too. I really like having t-slots and stop blocks on mine.
                        Erik

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                        • #13
                          That looks great! You've made me look like the slacker that I am because I still have not finished mine.

                          I'm sure you will enjoy that for years. If it continues to bother you add a curly maple veneer to the shallow drawers.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pelligrini View Post
                            Looks very nice. The design is well thought out too.

                            Are you not using a guard?
                            Guilty as charged. The splitter is the original, cut down to the level of the blade so I can leave it on for non-through cuts, and when I use various sleds with a back fence like my crosscut sled. I only have to remove it when I use my dado stack. I use gr-rippers, other push sticks, feather boards and other devices to increase safety, but could never seem to tolerate the blade guard/pawls.
                            John

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                            • #15
                              While I must admit the OEM guards on these saws are just awful, for your safety, I highly recommend you get with Lee Styron (stytooner) for one of his Shark Guards. I totally understand not wanting to use a guard if the OEM guard is your only exposure, but the Shark Guard is very well designed, and made. It is on my saw for every cut that it can be...
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