When John found this table saw for sale online, he never thought it would still be in use. It was. Housed in an upstairs shed, its owner had inherited it from his grandfather – a carpenter – who had bought it brand new. 

    John knew he wanted it, so he dragged it home, but it took more than a year before inspiration struck. Sitting inside his shop, he kept it sheltered from the elements while he waited. Initially, he intended to transform it into a kitchen island, though he eventually had an epiphany: “It’s two things: a table and a side table,” he realized. So, he set about altering it, keeping the cast iron legs, and slowly reshaping it, all while retaining working belts and inner mechanics for the gear table and creating a stunning side table as well. Now, it is a unique and powerful pair of pieces.