|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 12-03-2014 09:54 PM||2911 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
This is another project that has been rattling around in my head for some while. What had it stalled was the lineal rail and bearing system. One day when I was researching info on CNC routers I came across a set of Linear bearings and rails I felt was quite doable.
So after finding that I made my version:
You can also check out my blog as it has a lot of detail,” http://lumberjocks.com/todd628/blog/43247“
The rest you may say is history. It is very easy to remove the extension wing, I have 3 lever ratcheting handles that you remove and loosen 2 – 9/16” nuts, lift the outer end off the bearing and pull the entire unit off. It takes less that 5 minutes to either add or remove the wing.
I have not done much as far as dialing it in, however when I made the first trial cut, I used a sheet of 1/4” plywood 4 X 8 . I crosscut the 4’ with less than 1/64 out in 4’, I am very pleased with that. One day I will have the time to get it on the money.
I hope you enjoy this post, I have had a great time building this sliding table. By the way it can crosscut up to 92” not bad for a shop made sliding table.
Please take time to comment, Todd
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)