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Blog series by Mainiac Matt updated 02-09-2014 05:20 AM 13 parts 18119 reads 54 comments total

Part 1: Plan modeled

12-29-2013 02:16 AM by Mainiac Matt | 9 comments »

Two years ago I found this article in FWW magazine and knew this was the sand I wanted to build. Since I have already built a hood and have my saw parked right next to my DC, I decided to modify the design and use the case to organize my cut offs. Here’s the magazine plan… And here’s my design modeled up in Solid Works… I did all this two years ago, but it has just now made it to the top of my list.

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Part 2: Partitions

12-29-2013 02:53 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

We do a lot of corrugated partitions at work, and occasionally do similar designs out of plywood cut on the CNC for use in crates. So I laid these out in 1/4” Masonite and banged them out about a month ago. Here are the individual pieces… Ad here they are set up…

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Part 3: Carcass built

12-29-2013 03:18 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

I had planned on making this mostly out of Melamine, as I can buy it at work very cheaply. But when I organized the barn for winter a couple weeks ago, I decided that I should use up some partial sheets of 5/8” CDX & a small piece of 3/4” MDO. Though I’m always impressed to see the awesome furniture grade shop builds many people post, my goal with this project is function, economy & a quick build. I resized my plan for 5/8” walls and cut the panel stock ...

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Part 4: We gots wings!

12-30-2013 03:10 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

Made up the wings today…. Melamine tops, plywood sides and pine ends. Made up the a frames with pocket screws and TB3. Then when they were dry, I attached the to the top with pocket screws and Melamine glue. Then I clamped in between the pocket screws for a strong glue up. I cut the wing supports out of scrap particle board with wood grain melamine on one side and oak veneer on the other using the CNC a month or so ago. Dummy me forgot to lay them out mirror image so the s...

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Part 5: Fitting the saw and hood

12-31-2013 02:56 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

Turns out my measurement of the saw base was off by an 1/8”, so I’m going to need to tweak the wings to clear. The new stand is 3.5” lower than my old collapsable job site stand. At 31.5” to the deck, I think I’m going to like the new height better, as I can see the blade area better.

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Part 6: we have a wing

01-02-2014 02:14 AM by Mainiac Matt | 6 comments »

Here’s the wing in the up position… and the down position… I scavenged these leveling feet from an old desk and have been sitting on these odd ball T-nuts, with no barbs for ages. I secured them in the holes with epoxy. I added a 1/4” wood facing under the particle board supports with a 1” hole drilled in it. This created a pocket that locks the support in place.

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Part 7: Secon wing done

01-05-2014 04:03 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

I have the second wing mounted, and came up with a better arrangement for the leveling screw, so now I have to modify the first wing. This is taking much longer than expected. I have to wait for parts to make the wing extension, fence and stop blocks. I’ll undertake a saw tune up while I wait, replacing the trigger switch, the ZCI, and dialing in the alignment

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Part 8: Two wings are better than one

01-06-2014 01:59 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

Got the first wing modified to match the second and re-mounted it. Shimmed the saw feet to get the deck co-planar with the wings. Positioned and secured the mounting block with screws.

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Part 9: TLC for the SCMS

01-10-2014 02:45 PM by Mainiac Matt | 4 comments »

While waiting for Incra T-track plus to make my fence, I’m doing some maintenance on the SCMS itself. I haven’t said much about this saw, so here’s a quick review….. Milwaukee 6496 10” SCMS I purchased this new in ‘96 from Woodworkers Whse, in a package deal with a stand for ~$400. Milwaukee chop saws and sliders were the king of the hill back then, as the only dual miter SCMS on the market, with the motor mounted high and belt drive, was the ...

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Part 10: changed DC hood mounting

01-13-2014 12:23 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

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 ...

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Part 11: Getting the fence done

02-02-2014 03:10 AM by Mainiac Matt | 2 comments »

I finished tuning up the saw, put a new kerf plate in and put it back into service. I’ve had the Incra track for a while now, so I finally got motivated to get the fence finished. I decided to make the entire thing out of melamine, as I have scraps of it. I used TB Melamine glue and biscuits to keep things from sliding around. I had to tweak the saw position to get the saw fence parallel to the edge of the wing, which will provide the reference edge for the wing fence...

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Part 12: Fence is done

02-03-2014 12:40 AM by Mainiac Matt | 7 comments »

Because my saws fence overhangs by quite a bit and I didn’t want to cut the T-track, so I matched the height of the saw fence and added a little clearance for the swing of the wing when lowered and ran the fence over top of the saw fence. I used T-nuts epoxied into the bottom and thumb screws with washers to secure the fence along it’s slot. Here we are… just need to make a stop block and to dial in the measuring tape.

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Part 13: Flip stop fabricated and project done.

02-09-2014 05:20 AM by Mainiac Matt | 5 comments »

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...

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