Eight Inch Saw Table

Title
Eight Inch Saw Table
Description
For an assignment as a mechanical engineering student, Howard made the detailed drawings, then the wooden patterns for all of the cast parts of the saw. He then machined all parts for this belt driven saw. This saw is comprised of a cast iron frame and a cast iron table, 14 x 16 inches. The table adjusts upward to reduce the minimum depth of cut to zero. The table also tilts sideways so that angle cuts can be made. There is an adjustable rip fence and an adjustable cross cut fence. Also, there is a 10 inch diameter aluminum sanding disk which can be fitted onto the drive shaft. The unit is belt driven to an external motor. "Howard C. Riker RIT 1929" is stamped into the saw. Howard used this saw from the time he completed it, throughout his entire life. It then passed to his son, Lawrence Riker ' 61, (also an RIT alum) who used it several more years in his home shop. Lawrence donated the collection to RIT in 2012.
Creator
Hoawrd C. Riker
Source
Howard C. Riker collection of mechanical engineering student projects
Date
1929
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Saw Table
Collection
Howard C. Riker collection of mechanical engineering student projects
Citation
Howard C. Riker collection of mechanical engineering student projects, RIT Archive Collections