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09-23-2001, 08:11 AM
I just purchased a new Delta 10" table saw, thank you Mr. Bush :)
Anyway, I have been looking for some good "starter" projects that I can use to get myself familiar with this machine. I am not having much luck. Currently I have alot of MDF left over, from various projects, and would like to use that up. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help.
09-23-2001, 10:21 AM
Hi Donnagad...Congratulations on your new purchase. I'd suggest first making several Jigs and Fences for it! MDF would work fine for auxiliary fences, cross cut sleds, miter gauge fences, taper jigs, etc. etc. And jig-building is one of the best ways to form habits of squaring everything up and working to precise dimensions. For starters and ideas, try out 'Table Saw Magic' by author Jim Tolpin. It has a whole world of ideas to make your tablesaw a convenient, safe machine, with advice along the way. Enjoy your new toy! -Barb S.
09-23-2001, 06:14 PM
WONDERFUL IDEA!! Jigs didn't even cross my mind even though I know I will need to use them at some point. Also, thanks for the info on the book. Everything sounds just what I am looking for. :)
09-23-2001, 08:25 PM
Lucky you! (My tax refund went into my new roof:( )
Barb is right, the right jigs and fixtures will multiply the usefulness of this essential tool. Jim Tolpin's bok is a great resource.
An upcomming issue of Woodworker's Journal has an adjustable finger joint jig article that I wrote that you may want to take a crack at. :)
Have fun, cut safe.
09-24-2001, 05:34 AM
Thanks Ralph, I am looking forward to it. :)