SCMS stand w/ folding wings #10: changed DC hood mounting

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 01-13-2014 12:23 AM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: TLC for the SCMS Part 10 of SCMS stand w/ folding wings series Part 11: Getting the fence done »

While the saw was still on the job site stand, I mounted the DC hood to the saw’s clamping base by drilling holes in the T-track and using carriage bolts.

Now I can mount the DC hood to the stand independently. So I planed some 2×6 scrap to the correct thickness and secured it to the stand with deck screws. Then I lined up the hood and drilled two 3/8” holes in the base, just letting the brad points create a pilot in the blocks. Then I drilled 1/2” holes in the blocks for threaded inserts and attached the DC hood base plate with thumb screws.

Now both the saw and the DC hood can be removed from the stand without tools.

I mounted the new kerf plate I ordered from and set about squaring up the saw fence to the blade while positioned in the 90 deg. detent. This took 10 iterations, of cut, measure, adjust, before I finally got it dead on. Then I mounted a sacrificial piece of 1/2” birch plywood to the fence so I’ll have ZCI support below and behind.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 12:43 AM

Good progress!
What’s left???

I really do need to address dust collection on my SCMS….
I also need to build me one of these airplanes with wings things!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 12:46 AM

When my t-track comes in, I’ll make an extendable fence for the left wing with a imbedded scale and stop block.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 01:30 AM

Nice progress Matt…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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