Wow! This is the 100th published video on the Cedar Workshop channel. Can’t believe it’s come this far. I’ve racked my brain to come up with a special nogalistic video based on short clips of the last 100 videos, but to be honest, it took too long. So, I went back to the roots and did a followup video about my first table saw.
Many may question, “what’s the big deal”, but if you have ever built anything using just a hand saw or circular saw, I’m sure you can relate to lumber and plywood that wasn’t cut too straight. Once an important piece of wood is crooked, it starts to compound and it throws the project off. A table saw is the foundation of any serious woodworker or do-it-yourselfer. Once you get one, your world is a lot better.
• Made by Rockwell Beaver (1970’s)
• Could use a regular 10″ saw blade or a dado blade
• Cast Iron top with a 22″ fence
• Previous owner installed wheels
• Custom made sawdust shoot for shop vac
• Used it to install engineered flooring, build shelving, cabinets, the workshop and a murphy bed
• Wired for standard 110v household (at 12 amps), but could be configured for a 230 volt at only 6 amps
• It had a Exchange-a-Blade, Razor Tooth, 10″ x 80 tooth blade for laminate flooring and thin material. http://www.exchangeablade.com/
• A 36 tooth saw blade worked fantastic for ripping lumber
It was a great beginner table saw. But, I still had to be extremely careful. There should have been a kick back guard. Only had one 2 x 4 shoot back. I’m glad the motor wasn’t too powerful. Also, I was thinking about making the table wider for cuts.
In the end, the table saw was traded in for an Ice Box from the 1930’s. (See previous video)
If you’re looking to buy one, check out Craigslist for deals, sometimes you can find a complete unit for $75 – $150.
A few more pictures.
Thanks for watching!
Music credit: Phase Three, by Author: Huma-Huma, YouTube Audio Library
Took one for the team, and traded my trusty table saw for an 1930’s Frost King Ice Box. For the last year, we’ve been searching for one of these old school refrigerators. How they work is quite basic, a large chunk of ice would be put in the top and the cool air would filter down. The melted ice water would travel by gravity down a tube to a basin underneath. Since it doesn’t consume any electricity or propane gas, it would be ideal for an off grid situation.
Now, what I have to do now, is cut some large chunks of ice from the lake and store them in saw dust under the cabin.
Music credit: Get Back, by Silent Partner, YouTube Audio Library
Just before winter, my neighbour took pity on me and gave a heck of a deal on an used Ryobi 4-Ton Electric Log Splitter $100 Bucks! Awesome!
Music Credit: Eviction, by Silent Partner, YouTube Audio Library
This video was about a fantastic present from all the fans and subscribers. Because of a few clicks on the Google ads and a Google AdWords campaign, it has generated a few dollars to go towards a snow blower.
The Cedar Workshop test facility is located on the top of a mountain and far away from any active roads or snow removal services. On average, it gets about 4 – 10 inches of snow in an overnight snow storm. Over time, the snow compacts down and it gets quite heavy to move. With the aid of a snow blower, it makes it a lot easier to clear a path. Now less physical energy can be spent on digging out snow and get back to projects.
A BIG thank you to all fans and subscribers to the Cedar Workshop YouTube Channel. We appreciate the interest and love to share ideas.
Feel free to comments and/or make suggestions for future videos.
Music credit: Uptown by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Music Library and Strange Ways by Silent Partner, YouTube Music Library