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So I can tak these small lid parts And set each on the mitresaw to trim the ends square. Mine is a "cordless" one, though But it is now located behind the router table and a few other items. It is on it's own bench, though... Back there, against the wall. That is an smaller saw, since traded in for other items, The Stanley 358 has taken it's place. Need to clear a path to it.
Well, I did get the top all nice and spiffy I had forgotened how knotty this thing was....Anyway, time to work on these things.. These brackets will be trashed out. marked a couple lines, bandsaw to cut a 1x6 down into three strips. Jointed the two wider ones.. Went upstairs, and got a couple toys. One was a "Hammerhead" Cordless drill/driver, the other? Called a GEM Mitrebox. The saw worked,.. But was a bit too slow, changed out to a longer saw... 8 ppi crosscut, 26" long. Flat brackets weren't the problem, it was when I sat the board on edge. It take forever with the little saw. Drill press for a few holes, hammerhead to drive a few screws This thing was well beat up....Under neath these are to be the boards cut on edge. They get a screw through and into the leg itself. I think you can see a couple hiding there. had to shorten a few screws. Didn't have short enough ones for either type of bracket. Longer ones were for the leg bracket....couple were too long. Grinder to shorten the long screws. Glue is now cureing up at the joints. Will cut slots to attach the top with, maybe tomorrow? Hoping I have the correct length screws.... couldn't get to my big mitrebox, I guess the wee one will just have to do...
On the road again, mission was to go 40 miles to pick up the three grandBRATS for the weekend. Was told when we left, that the Boss/Driver wasn't stopping fo no yard sales on the way...well Went past one place, nose went nuts, to the point we just had to turn around and go back. Table was full of old, rusty things, all-metal power tools. and a pile of rusty, saw shaped objects, didn't look like much.....wait, what IS THAT under those junky saw? "How much do you want for this? How about a dollar?" Sold! Picked up a garden hose for $2 as well, Boss wants to water the "Mater Plants" Got this treasure home later, found two saw bolts to replace the missing ones... 22" long, by 4" wide. Pennsylvannia Saw Corp, of York PA. The only thing wrong with the handle? Was the finish on it was mostly..gone. No biggie. Got out the palm sander, and got after the rust with some 60 grit paper. Just got the one side of the plate clean and shiny, and was starting on the other side...Sander dies...FUBAR, too. Well, we can set up the drill press with a wire wheel and finish it up. Polished the saw bolts and medallion up. Then stripped the old finish off the handle. Got things back together, and a coat & wipe off of BLO on the handle..set it up in the mitrebox to cure There is a scrap of pine under it, that a test cut made. Nice glassy smooth cut. Might just do...for a dollar bill?
Have a saw bench outside on the back patio, nice day outside, might as well set up that "New" Mitresaw for a test drive? Didn't want to mess up the saw bench with screw holes, so a couple clamps to hold it in place. Try square to check the settings Looks good from my house. had some Oak parts to trim to length Seemed to bind a bit in the cut? Some Dummy forgot to wax the saw plate, Duh. Had some 3in1 oil handy, since I oiled the moving parts. Just a few drops, and let the saw spread it out. Cut a lot better. Almost a glass like surface, too tried out a wider board. Not sure how wide I can go on this saw. I used a clamp to hold the wood in place, seemed to work better than me holding and sawing at the same time (like walking and gum chewing?) results of the wider board Might not be too bad a saw, for $5... Nice part about this set-up? I can SIT DOWN and saw. LOL
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