SCMS cabinet

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Project by WoodChips_Mac posted 03-26-2015 02:38 PM 1342 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My wife got me a 12” SCMS for Christmas, it replaced an old Radial Arm Saw…I was using the stand from RAS and a piece of plywood to set the SCMS on, I recently sold the RAS and so the base had to go with it. That left the SCMS sitting on my assembly table…this saw is quite large and heavy so it wasn’t very convenient to have it sitting on my work table or to move it on and off as needed. I wanted a cabinet that provided dust collection and a place to store my air compressor that would also help lessen the noise from the compressor. This is what I came up with. It measures 31” deep for the bottom and 17.5” deep for the top; 60” tall total; 37.5” tall to the table top; 38.75” wide. It’s made from 2×4’s and 7/16” OSB (I chose OSB because it was cheap). The inside has left over insulation to help with the noise from the compressor, its still kind of loud but better than it was without the insulation.

There is a “Y” connection on the back of the cabinet connected to my dust collector. The 4” port is one of the “Y” openings and then on the other “Y” opening I have a reducer with a shop vac hose attached that goes to the saw’s dust port. Dust collection is MUCH better than before but not perfect.

To address the concerns for ventilation for the compressor no there are no holes other than the one the hose comes thru, first the space is not air tight, second, I only run my compressor when I am using it, I don’t leave it on all the time.

Thoughts, questions, and concerns are welcome. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 04:23 PM

And all this time I thought I was the only LJ that used OSB!. Nice work.

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