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    Hello! Years ago, I bought my BT 3000 because my dad had one, and I liked it so much. Age caught him, and I now have 2, both in good working order. I was thinking of putting the two of them on one stand, close together, side by side. I can put the rip blade in one saw, crosscut in the other. I recall someone talked about doing this years ago Anyone ever try this? Lots of interesting combinations come to mind! At any rate, I have a full set of spare parts. Thanks! Seahawk

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    Sure you can. Two have been put together on a few occasions on home made stands. They were referred to as Frankensaw or frankinsaws, but I can't get them to come up in a search.
    Hank Lee

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

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    • #3
      Strange about the search not coming up. I found a bit more via google:

      http://www.google.com/search?q=frank...awdustzone.org


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      • #4
        It looks like there is something wrong with the search index on the site. I refreshed my local copy of the site and had two threads with franensaw, reindexed the local copy overnight and had 14 pages of hits when I tried it this morning. It seems I have some work to do on the live site.
        Chr's
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        An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
        A moral man does it.

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        • #5
          Thanks guys! The google search got me more Frankensaw information than I expected. I'll keep you posted and send pics when I'm done. Thanks! Seahawk

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          • #6
            The BT3 Faq that is linked in my tag line also talks some about the frankesaw principles
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
            If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
            BT3 FAQ - http://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/dis...sked-questions

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            • #7
              Try this guy:
              http://davidcox.org/wood/folding-out...3000-tablesaw/
              You may have to search little on his website. I believe that he is on the Sawdust Zone and he has a blog that you can sign up to.

              Lee

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              • #8
                After 4 years of delays, I finally mounted my two BT3000s together. Yes, the base is too small, and is for test purposes. Not sure how far apart I want the saws, either immediately side by side, or far apart to put other tools between. I'll post when I figure it out.

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                • #9
                  A year after I started, I was able too build a suitable base for my Frankensaw (BT3000x2). End pieces are the from the Ryobi standard base, cross supports all new wood, and I have made suitable, retractible casters, foot operated, which mount on the ends. Also made a small shelf on the side for the planer. Clearly, I have simply tossed all the accessories onto the bottom shelf. I also cut the height down to 36", which exactly matches my workbench, so these to provide mutual support. Whatcha think?

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                  • #10
                    I just noticed in the photo, that the top looks bowed down. That is just a photo issue. The entire top is very flat, and rails across both are true.

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                    • #11
                      That came out very nice! I like the retractable caster approach.
                      Bill in Buena Park

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                      • #12
                        That is a nice implementation. I like it.

                        Are you going to have dueling routers?
                        Loring in Katy, TX USA
                        If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                        BT3 FAQ - http://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/dis...sked-questions

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