Hector Acevedo's machines
I live in Montevideo, capital city of
Uruguay in South America. I'm 75 years old, a retired land surveyor.
In my country, woodworking
machinery is either of the "hobby" type or high-end (and priced well out
of reach for the home woodworker). The "hobby" machinery is plain
inadequate and, in most cases, simply frightening in use. Too flimsy for
the power packed in them, too noisy, too unstable... Scary!
Back in December 1970 I discovered Gilliom Mfg. Co. and promptly
ordered plans for their Tilt Arbor Floor Saw, 12 inch Band Saw and 18
inch Band Saw. It took 24 years to find the space for a decent home workshop!
Homemade table saw
I decided to build the Tilt Arbor Floor Saw first and ordered some
parts and started building in early 1996. I did not purchase the whole
kit. I had mulled over those plans for so long that I decided my
ambitions deserved a more sophisticated (or updated, if you will)
design. I went for a totally enclosed motor and a sliding table
Homemade router lift|
The table saw turned into more of a workstation. A router lift
is also included in the cabinet
Riving knife addition|
The table saw's blade mechanism has since been extensively modified to
accommodate the addition of a riving knife
Homemade panel saw|
A homemade panel saw, designed to fit in limited space in the garage.
Shopvac Thien-baffle separator|
A Thien-baffle cyclone addition to a shopvac.
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