table saw lift

I have a big old 12" Minimax table saw. And a pretty small shop. If I were to raise my table saw up by about 3.5" I could slide my jointer under the side board.
Is there any reason why I can't simply slide some 4x4s under there and call it good?
Is there some type of material that would be better that another?
any advice would be great
thanks
russ
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I have a big old 12" Minimax table saw. And a pretty small shop. If I were to raise my table saw up by about 3.5" I could slide my jointer under the side board.
Is there any reason why I can't simply slide some 4x4s under there and call it good?
Is there some type of material that would be better that another?
any advice would be great
thanks
russ
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On 6 May 2004 01:01:35 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@osuchialpha.com (russ) wrote:

I do this all the time, under tools, benches, etc..., as I'm taller than average.
Go for it, the 4x4's will be fine.
Barry
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B a r r y wrote:

Shame on you Barry. Such bad advice! Of course sliding 4x4's under it will not work - there's no mention of dovetails, mortises, biscuits, or even gluing. Futhermore - the OP made no mention of considering the purchase of new tools for this "project", and as a seasoned veteran, you had the obligation of steering the poor fellow in the right direction. Please try to be more thorough in the future.
That is all, thank you.
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(russ) wrote:

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AAMOF, I was just fixing to remark upon B a r r y ' s obvious inattention myself.B a r r y should know by now that a practiced and seasoned wRecker always infers the REAL meaning from what was actually written/asked:
Does it make a difference if my saw is left tilt and my trousers 'dress right'? What kind of 4by4's? How do I know they are fourbyfours, they don't measure that way ... is it my tape measure? Is it my fence? Should I buy a Starret? Is it 4by4, 4 X 4, or fourbyfour? How many board feet in 4by4's? How do I figure board feet? Can I gloat if I use chestnut? Which way should I run the grain? Can I use a CAD program? Which one is free? Will my 12" SCMS cut them? Do I push it or pull it? What's the best blade? Will it cut 54 degrees? What's a stacked dado and which end goes out? Can I just glue the ends together? What kind of glue? How many clamps will I need? Can a Democrat have too many? Are there any left at HD? What's a SWMBO and just who the hell was H. Rider Haggard anyway? Are blue handles OK on my chisels? Are the terms BAD and PLONK synonymous in wooddorking circles? Can I stain them? If I use PT 4by4, 4 X 4, or fourbyfours, will the chemicals effect my toenail fungus medicine? Should I install a grounded sub panel for this job?
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Where are you located? The rotation of the earth and your location relating to the equator, along with how close to water are you (please indicate fresh or salt). Other than these variables there should be no problem.
P.S. How do you heat and cool your shop, and are you located near any fire problem areas?
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On Thu, 06 May 2004 11:25:48 GMT, "Mike Marlow"

I'm sorry...
I really wil try harder next time.
Barry
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On 6 May 2004 01:01:35 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@osuchialpha.com (russ) wrote:

no reason you couldn't use 4x4s, given that the setup is stable enough that the saw won't vibrate off or be pushed off when you're working on it. have you considered building a mobile base for the saw that gives you the needed lift? it could give you some additional versatility in your small shop.
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