Woodsmith

SMALL PARTS CATCHER

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Allowing small parts to collect around your spinning table saw blade can become dangerous. The vibration from your saw can cause the parts to work their way into the blade and become a mini projectile across the shop. You can avoid this problem by crosscutti­ng your parts with a cutoff sled with a small parts bin add-on. It consists of two parts — a platform on one side of the blade to raise your workpiece up and a small trough on the other side to catch the pieces. When a workpiece is cut, it falls down the beveled edge to be collected in the trough. That way, you can continue to make your cuts and avoid any workpieces coming into contact with the blade.

Most of the materials and supplies you’ll need to build the projects are available at hardware stores or home centers. For specific products or hard-to-find items, take a look at the sources listed here. You’ll find each part number listed by the company name. See the left margin for contact informatio­n.

Brass Rod . . . . . . . .

• Sundial Wire

Cord Set . . . . . . . . CS182RBREC­6 Black Socket . . . . . . . . . SKBKBK • Home Depot

3⁄8" Lamp Nipple . . . . . . .

• Amazon

Fabric Glue . . . . . . B07R5T2Y6N

Fenchel Shades

Bartley’s

8953K95 215872

EMPIRE CHEST (p.44)

• Kennedy Hardware Cherry Knobs . . . . . . . . . . .

Varathane

C-13

General

 ??  ?? A high tooth-count blade coupled with the catch tray on the sled keeps small parts from wandering away while you work. This version attaches to the T-track in the sled fence and uses T-bolts and knobs to hold it in place.
A high tooth-count blade coupled with the catch tray on the sled keeps small parts from wandering away while you work. This version attaches to the T-track in the sled fence and uses T-bolts and knobs to hold it in place.

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