Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tablesaw set up and boxes

I finally had an entire day to set up my table saw the way I want it. And I must say, I'm quite pleased with the results! After checking out the store to make sure they did not have any zero clearance inserts available, I had to totally make mine from scratch. I used a 1/4 inch piece of plywood to make it. For a first timer, I think it came out OK. The piece was a little warped, and I may have to remake another one at a later date. But for now, this one works pretty good. The second thing I made for the new table saw, was a sled. I can' believe what a difference a sled makes when cutting small pieces of wood. It has revolutionized my cuts. I cut three times and they were all the EXACT same length! Amazing! ( for me anyway) Forget hand tools from now on. I could not cut a straight line with a miter box! And to be clear, this is NOT an expensive, bells and whistles table saw. But it works! Better than I had hoped or imagined. So I set out to make a couple of boxes tonight and what a joy it was to make them. For the first time ever, everything fell into place. I am very happy with the new tool and wish I had purchased it earlier. Even the cats approve! I have to wait for the first one to finish gluing up. I ran out of clamps! Current weight: 263.2

5 comments:

Chrisy said...

Best of luck with ur new toy!

Handi said...

Ethan: Nice work so far... Tablesaw looks great...

Hope to see some more work soon.. :)

Hey did you happen to see my Video on "Applying A Pattern" incause you wanted to get into a little Simple Scrolling?

Handi

Creative Minds said...

you have great stuff!!!

http://creativeminds2008.blogspot.com/

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Great blog! Very nice work. Love the cats too:)

TheresaJ said...

Congrats on your new setup! Ingenuity at its best. Cute kitties too... :)

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