Wednesday Woodworking – Table Saw and More Raised Beds

This week it arrived – my new table saw:

It took 10 minutes to get the box open. Looks like I’ll need to get one of my strong grandsons over to get the saw vertical.

So far I’ve opened the box and retrieved this:

Found the manual. Time to do a little studying.

Yes, I have the owner’s manual. The whole saw is shipped in a number of boxes and will require a bit of assembly and adjustment before I can use it. It’s also very heavy and I’ll need to get help standing it up and attaching all the rails, extension tables and so on. My back hurts just thinking about it.

We’ve had warm weather here so I’ve been working on more raised beds. These will go into the veggie garden. I’m making a total of six of these two foot by five foot long beds. Here’s one bunch of them:

Three of the four raised bed for the veggie area.

One is already in place and these three will go in next week. The area we’ll be using for vegetables is currently getting new fencing installed and until they fence company is done, they’ll have to wait out here.

and with my garage shop cluttered with table saw parts I’ve moved to this temporary shop:

One raised bed under construction in my “outdoor” workshop. It used to be a patio, but I’ve turned it into a “workshop.”

Okay, it’s the patio, but it’s also self cleaning – just wait for the afternoon breeze and all the sawdust blows away.

That’s it for this week – if you need me, I’ll be reading my owner’s manual.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Table Saw and More Raised Beds

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    Nice no bending gardening! I’m in for that. And all that lumber. I especially liked the tree branches. What are you making with those πŸ˜‰

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  2. G. J. Jolly says:

    Where are you going to put those beds once they’re ready for flowers and such? Judging from that one picture of your backyard, there isn’t a lot of room there.

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  3. New tools, hooray! What fun to see your shop taking shape. πŸ™‚


  4. Christi says:

    Looks like you’ll be having a lot of fun with that! Also, I love the pergola. Always wanted one when we lived in Phoenix, but alas, it never happened.

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  5. Baydreamer says:

    Very nice, have fun, Andrew! And those owner’s manuals tend to be daunting sometimes! Hopefully, yours has been more helpful. πŸ™‚

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  6. Dave says:

    My wife doesn’t believe in owner’s manuals, but for me those pages are always my first stop with any product. I always enjoy the moment of frustration when she can’t get any further setting up or assembling and rather than consult the manual she looks to me for help. I know just where to go for the fix.

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    • My wife is the opposite – before I start putting anything together she always asks if I’ve read the manual, even if it’s obvious what needs to happen.


  7. A self-cleaning patio. I’d never quite thought of it that way, Andrew.

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  8. Jeff Branch says:

    Wow, a Sawstop. Nice!

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  9. Excited to see your new saw! My friend has a saw stop and likes it a lot. Little by little, your creative place is coming together. It is nice to see the beautiful blue skies! I love your patio! Enjoy the journey! I love seeing the updates!

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  10. I like this raised box idea for vegetables. It’s all looking good, Andrew. Have a good Easter.

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  11. John S says:

    Very nice. Enjoy the sawdust.

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  12. You’re going to be quite busy for a while Andrew πŸ™‚

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