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Tile saw conversion

Started this discussion. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Nov 8, 2020. 4 Replies

Just finished converting a Harbor Freight tile saw to a fret slotting saw using a Stew-Mac fret slotting blade.…Continue

 

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KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to hthavana's discussion Tile saw conversion
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Murray replied to hthavana's discussion Tile saw conversion
"That is cool. I frequently need to be reminded how to be ingenious rather than reinventing the wheel. (I can abandon that big slab of granite, now!)"
Nov 7, 2020
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Southern Ray replied to hthavana's discussion Tile saw conversion
" I wondered about this. Tile saws are much more reasonably priced on Craigslist than table saw. Thanks for the post!"
Sep 21, 2020
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Fret Saw 1

"Thanks Bob, took me awhile to get it done too, and I was pretty anxious to make that slot in the sled.  Whew.  I wasn't happy with any of the birch ply at the big box stores and the nearest Rockler is a couple hundred miles…"
Sep 21, 2020
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Fret Saw 1

"Great job.  I bought the HF saw a couple years ago but still haven’t made the sled.  Maybe seeing yours will move me off the dime."
Sep 20, 2020
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Fret Saw 1

Just finished converting a Harbor Freight tile saw to a fret slotting saw using a Stew-Mac fret slotting blade.Sled is 3/4" birch plywood from Rockler, as are the rails and fences. I used an Irvin 140 tooth hollow ground 7 1/4" circular saw bladed…
Sep 20, 2020
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Tile saw conversion

Just finished converting a Harbor Freight tile saw to a fret slotting saw using a Stew-Mac fret slotting blade.Fret%20Saw%201.jpg…See More
Sep 20, 2020
hthavana replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Table saw for fretting, blades, and power
"Hooch, I should have listened to you, that mini-saw is seriously under powered. I'd send it back but I've voided the warranty a couple of times over. "
Mar 1, 2020
hthavana replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Table saw for fretting, blades, and power
"I like your tile saw idea, you get to see the cuts, let me know how it works.  I figured cutting a fret slot would be light duty for the saw, that setting it up would be the challenge for me and the saw.  Something like hooch's set up…"
Feb 18, 2020

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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I recently took up the guitar and someone mentioned them to me and I ordered a kit and thought this could be a fun hobby to do at my girlfriends house where we share a work space.
I just got a request to build a four string mandolin for a friend and came here looking for plans or other and other ideas.

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