Hinged Table For Gumming Saws

The table shown in Figure 79 has been used satisfactorily with the grinding stand and grinder shown in Figure 8, for gumming saws. The table top consists of two boards placed side by side and held together with 1^-in. cleats at the ends. The posts are made of Vs by 2-in. wood strips, long enough to bring the top of the table in line with the center of the grinder. If the dimensions of' the bench, grinder stand, and toolrests shown in Figure 6 are used, the posts will have to be 44^2 in. long. The lower cross brace is made of a strip % by 2 by 21 in. It is placed 8 in. from the bottom, and two % by 2 by 36-in. braces are placed diagonally. The braces are fastened to the posts with screws. The upper ends of the posts are fastened to the underside of the table top with 3-in. T hinges, as shown in Figure 79. By virtue of the hinges, the table is pivoted at the floor, so that the saw which is placed on it, may be easily moved against and from the grinder without being slid back and forth on the table top.



Truing Up the Saw

In fitting a circular saw, the first thing to do is to true it up if it is out of round. This is done by holding a piece of emery wheel or grindstone, or a flat file fastened to a board, squarely across the points while the saw is rotated by hand. Because of the hook of the teeth, the saw should be rotated backward. This brings all of the points of the saw an equal distance from the center, so that when .sharpened, each tooth will do the same amount of work. This method, however, is not as accurate as is possible by taking the saw from the mandrel and rotating it against an emery wheel while the saw is in a horizontal position. To do this, requires a special jig, as shown in Figure 80. By the use of the jig any one of the circular saws ordinarily used can be accurately trued in a few minutes.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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