Nick Ockenden's homemade table sawNick Ockenden, from Australia, writes:
I built the table about 8 months ago off plans from the 60s era? that I found on the web. I built it primarily to cut large Red gum fence posts which I turn into large pepper grinders that stand approx 50 - 60cm's high.
It is pretty much made of scrap timber. I had a 1 3/4 HP motor from a disused wood lathe and some plumbing pipe, the angle iron and aluminum for the fence I picked up from a steel scrap merchant for $10. I brought two dual pulleys and V belts and two pillow block bearings off ebay Total of about $100.
I used your gear generator for the cantilevering lifting mechanism, which works really well
I did get the steel shaft and saw blade flanges
made at a engineering shop which cost me two cartons of beer though.
The down side of this saw is that it doesn't tilt, and no modifying will rectify that without major redesigning, but that was never really been a concern when cutting my Red gum. I also fully enclosed it and added a dust collection system as Red gum dust is very fine. The fence is sturdy, running on 1/4 inch angle iron. I also made two other fences to your design. and yes the motor does not have a guard over the cooling fan...oops
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