1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS #14: Stand update!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 04-12-2011 07:44 PM 4000 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Started to work on a RAS cabinet! Part 14 of 1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS series Part 15: New table! »

How this cabinet looks? I need to get some brass screws to screw the top to the RAS rails.

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#1 posted 04-12-2011 07:51 PM

look’s good charles

you might want to get some brass screws to hold it together

other than that a brace under the left wing
or another box

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#2 posted 04-12-2011 07:51 PM

Nice Job, CJ!

Are you going to put any type of support under the left side? Just in case you have any long, heavy pieces to cut- the table/saw would be less likely to tip.

Just a thought.


Edit- I was writing while David was posting!

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#3 posted 04-12-2011 07:54 PM

Yes I am thinking about adding a brace, on the left wing.

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#4 posted 04-12-2011 08:18 PM

Nice job :)

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#5 posted 04-12-2011 09:23 PM

Great job… if/when you feel inspired, how about a “futurist” look for the stand to match the RAS? Buck Rogers would be proud!

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#6 posted 04-12-2011 09:24 PM

Looks good Charles. Another addition might be to add a stop block. Route a channel and countersink a piece of T-track to one side of the blade about an inch from the fence. Make a stop from a block of wood and use a toilet bolt to secure it.

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#7 posted 04-13-2011 02:16 AM


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#8 posted 04-13-2011 02:49 AM

Lookin’ good

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#9 posted 04-13-2011 07:42 AM

Looks great, very classic piece.

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#10 posted 04-13-2011 02:27 PM

Kind of wish I use dado and rabbets. I just hope those pocket hole screws hold up.

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#11 posted 04-14-2011 03:40 PM

You are all over it CJ. Looks good and you probably have a better tool than if you had bought a new one. I think the cabinet will be a real plus to your shop. I would put a door on it to keep dust out. Make sure it is stable when you have a long piece of stock on it before you start cutting.

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