I’d hoped to install the cross cut table extension on my table saw yesterday, but when I unpacked the parts the only paperwork in the box was an exploded diagram. I can see how this bit goes together easily enough, but no indication how how it should attach to the saw cabinet. I emailed General in Canada and they sent me the same diagram back again. Merci Infiniment.
My main concern was getting this properly lined up with the sliding table. I think what I’ll need to do is assemble the entire thing on the floor and then lift it into place while marking and drilling four holes in the cabinet. THAT should be a hoot. I think it will be really handy once it’s installed, it will make it pretty easy to cross cut sheets of plywood, just what the doctor ordered for making kitchen cabinets.
I made some decent progress on my shop this weekend. Paint and air compressor hook ups done. I re-located the timer for the outdoor lights. And I roughed in the ducting for the dust collector. I can’t do any more on the ducting until the blast gates and flex hose arrives later this week. I’m still missing a few odds and ends — like a dado insert for the table saw. It’s a peculiar size and shape so I’m having to order it from General. And I need to make some cabinets to store my planes and saws. They had “cabinet grade Birch’Maple” plywod on sale at Home Despot for $40 a sheet. It’s probably just the ticket for some inexpensive storage cabinets. I really wanted to use some nice hardwood plywood, but $130 a sheet is a bit spendy for shop storage.