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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:05 PM

I have had this old desk sitting out back for a while and was wondering what I could do with it. Well, yesterday I came up with a plan. Here's the desk partially dismantled:
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Then you add this to the mix:
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Insert the pipe into the adjustable thingy on the front and you have a swiveling, height adjustable work table that you can sit at and be comfortable. The seat even swivels.
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I have been using the cast iron saw top for clamping small parts to for welding. Keeps things in alignment pretty good.
Oh yeah, the new parts in the helmet are a life saver. Got to use it to weld the bracket together for the bottom of the saw table. "I can see clearly now".
Enjoy!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:55 PM

The cast iron saw tops are usually surface ground and should be very flat , I've used mine ( still works as a saw ) for a surface plate , laying a piece of sandpaper on it to true up a Kohler head , water pump outlet ect. it comes in handy , Al

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:02 PM

Kenny,you just full of surprises,and new projects too.Keep 'em comin'.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Al, this came off a very old Sears. The shaft was messed up badly where the pulley was run loose. I still have the rest of the parts for it. I even found a manual for it. It was a 103.24241, 8" saw.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:14 PM

Kenny,you just full of surprises,and new projects too.Keep 'em comin'.


I got the tractor port in order, so it was time to start doing some things I have thought about for a while. The dump trailer will take some time though.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Thats a useful little project, Kenny. I have a cast iron Sears 10" saw from about 1985. I think it will outlast me. Thats a good application for one of those tops. Al, I used my saw top this summer to flatten a K321 head.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:34 PM

Nice work. I like that you were able to make something helpful out of old stuff. I try and do that whenever possible. Thanks for the great idea!

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:30 PM

:bounce:Oh boy Oh boy I have one of those cast Iron saw tops myself. Now I know what I'm going to do with it. Maybe not a desk but I have a couple of old metal pedestal tables that are not doing anything worth while. So another project.
I just love it when folks come up with ideas that I should have thought of. Kind of saves me all the brain energy.:D

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 05:28 PM

Don, what I like is that I can spin the top 360 degrees, sit down and be comfortable with what ever I use it for. I haven't really used it yet, but the time will come. The whole thing is heavy enough I don't have to worry about tipping. And I can still take the top off, remove 4 bolts, and use it elsewhere when needed. Plenty of room to clamp something down if needed.




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