Is there anyone who has ever built a cheap small fixed saw, for next to nothing?
I am thinking the use of a small blade (5 inches) directly mounted on a small surplus motor from sewing machines or washing machine or whatever. I think it could be fixed mounted to a rigid frame, and the table moved upwards to meet the saw.
I know it's impractical, and it's going against the grain of 'bigger is better' sentiment, but hey, start small.
I'm more interested in the tool than in the woodworking itself, so that explains why I am bothering to do this at all.