SCMS stand w/ folding wings #13: Flip stop fabricated and project done.

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 02-09-2014 05:20 AM 2169 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found a stub of UHMW PE plastic and threw it on my little bench top mill to fabricate a sliding hinge block for a flip stop. Nothing fancy, I designed it on the fly….

I call UHMW the poor mans Teflon, as it slides like Teflon and machines pretty well, but is a fraction of the cost.

I’ve had a little cut off of Mahogany kicking around that was about the right size for the stop.

It tightens up with no play and yet slides smoothly with modest effort.

Calling it done.

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

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 11:48 AM

Nice work, Matt. Pretty inventive work.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 01:47 PM

Looks good Matt. I’ll be waiting at the mailbox for mine…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 02:37 PM

Nice stop block.
Must be nice having a mill.

Maybe after my woodshop is fully equipped….
I can start to work on acquiring some metal fabrication machines!!!
I do have an old 109 Craftsman/Atlas metal lathe….
However, I believe it would be easier to scrap it & buy a new one!!!

Don’t hold your breathe….
& bring a lot of coffee!!!
I’ve been waiting for over a month….
For the parts for my SCMS station!!! ;^)

-- 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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#4 posted 02-10-2014 02:03 AM

Wow Matt, That whole station is WAY fancy! I like the stop block design as mine tends to not slide smoothly in my shop made wooden T Track.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 01:03 PM

Nice rig you have fabricated.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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