Decided I need to finish this up…here are a couple of tips that have probably been posted before, but I just stumbled on them for myself recently:
First – cut a 12” reference board that can be used for shorter cuts on the miter saw. Just set the fence with an extra 12” and use the spacer board for shorter cuts. Works perfect for the miter saw. My dilemma is I have two saws competing for the same fence…..
So, here is the solution..
Set the fence stop at 12”...
Lay down the reference board along with another board that overcomes the offset of the 2 saws…..make the cut:
Now when I set the fence on the miter saw and use the offset board, I can make exact cuts of the RAS…
Next – finished up the scrap bin – it’s on a slide and is removable if you pull it up:
Here is the scrap target :)
Next up – seal the frame gaps of the drum sander and the RAS…..here is the drum sander before:
And the RAS before:
Built a a removable dust collection insert for the RAS starting with this:
And ending with this:
It locks into the RAS with a dowel and a cutout that is lock-tight…..here it’s removed:
Modified the dust collection again…............2-1/4 hose to the blade guard and 4” hose behind the blade.
Thanks to SASmith for the dust collector idea. Appreciate it.
Here is a video of the very first cut with this dust collection. Watch close – the dust shoots up, but eventually goes away….
Thanks for looking….
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA