Sadly, the carton looked like everyone at UPS had a shot at it. There were plenty of splits and the bottom was almost falling off. Maybe they rolled it here.
I put it in the house and let it set. The camera I use for video had it's battery on the charger. Finally, when it was ready, I dragged it into the kitchen and opened it up. Wow, it is a heavy saw! I think the specification is 65 pounds.
I went through the steps of getting it ready and had the camera rolling, so there is a video coming up. The saw itself seemed to survive OK but the plastic tube for the dust collection was snapped off the machine. All 3 of the mounting locations were snapped off.
I read the instructions and went through the machine, moving things and getting familiar. This saw is more saw than I will ever need. Ever since it came out I have been thinking that the 10" version would be the ultimate saw to own for me. Now I have it's big brother.
After I was finished moving things around and getting familiar with it, I carried it out to the shop. I will have to build something for it to sit on. I am thinking of a shelf, open on the bottom, that the table saw can park under.
It is a beauty!
Also, I have been working on the "spice rack", actually it is to hold essential oils, but it is about the same build typed. I got all the joinery for the rack part cut. They fit pretty nice. I can lift it and it all stays in one piece with just the friction of the joints holding it together.
The panel in the background is a left over piece of spruce sheathing left over from the shop siding. I sanded and planed it smooth and put a couple of coats of blo and wax on it. I hated it. It made the whole thing look cheap.
I searched around the shop and found a piece of maple and I got 4 nice boards from it. I got them to the same thickness with the planer and then used the Record 078 to make ship lap joints in them.
Then I fitted them to the back. What a difference that made!
Another aspect I have been working on is the "crown" for the top. I took a nice piece of the cherry (it is all coming out of the same board) and milled it to thickness and then, using the 078 again, routed a dado down the edge. I am not sure, but when it goes with the grain, it may be called a fillit.
After I got the crown fitted to the top the little gears in my head went to work. I thought about it all night and the next day I went to action with the brace and a centring bit, then a bit of saw work and work with the hand plane. A bit more work with a file and a card scrapper and I was pretty happy with what I had. The whole thing now looks like this....
I think the next job is to do a bit of work cleaning up my building marks. A touch here and there with a card scrapper or plane, and then glue it up. I already have a panel for the drawer front that will be in the bottom. I am still debating on a door for it.
So, exciting times. The work is going slow. I only manage a few hours a day in there, but I am getting closer. I have more things I would like to make in time for Christmas, but I didn't plan on this build becoming so enjoyable to do with some hand tools. I could have used more power equipment, but I really am enjoying doing the joinery by hand. So, until next time....
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