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Project by rkober posted 04-01-2013 03:57 PM 5444 views 23 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a new SCMS around Christmas and finally finished the table for it. Long story short, I intended to have the saw table match the table surface height but ran into some interference issues. My solution was to make the saw higher and add the fence wings. Ends up I like the height better anyway. The fences come off easily so I can use the table surfaces when I need them. The frame is mortise and tenon box store lumber and some recycled pine. The tops are two layers of ply with laminate and wrapped with cherry. The fence is Kreg (which I love btw). I used the adjustable hockey puck feet (thanks LJ’s for the idea).

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 04:19 PM

Great looking set up and station… Well done the hockey puck is a nice touch as well. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Thalweg

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 04:48 PM

Nicely done. Looks very strong!

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Timthemailman

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 05:45 PM

Nice looking work station. Like the wings.

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mariva57

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 07:28 PM

Excellent design and very useful, congratulations.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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ColonelTravis

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 07:55 PM

Man, this is very close to what I need. I keep thinking I’ve found a good design and keep finding better ones. Great job, thanks for the inspiration.

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lumberjoe

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 10:06 PM

Id that the new Milwaukee SCMS? How do you like it?

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 10:10 PM

very nice,great build.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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devann

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 11:20 PM

That’s a really good looking miter saw rig you have built. It should give you many years of worry free use. Do your wings have extensions?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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rkober

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#9 posted 04-01-2013 11:27 PM

lumberjoe – I like the Milwaukee a lot, especially the digital readout that actually works. I got a great deal on it otherwise I may have looked at the Hitachi and Bosch (I think) that have a more compact mechanism.

devann – No extra extensions. I don’t have that much room on either end where it sets so not really any point. If I had to I’d just use a roller stand.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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JSB

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 05:13 AM

Good job on the setup. Whats the scoop on the puck feet?

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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rkober

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 02:30 PM

Jay – here’s a pic of the puck feet here. I bought a bag of pucks at Big 5. Then you need 1/2” x 6” +/- stove bolts, 1/2” jam nuts (2ea per), 1/2” coupling nut, and fender washers (2 ea per). Drill and countersink the puck for the bolt. The bolt goes through the puck, fender washer, and tighten the jam nut down. Drill the leg with a 3/4” bit (if I remember right) which allows the coupling nut to be driven gently into the leg (drill just deep enough to seat the nut flush). Attach the puck assy using the second jam nut and washer against the coupling nut/leg. Some referenced epoxying the puck/bolt and the coupling nut/leg but I didn’t feel it was necessary and figured I would later if needed. Good luck.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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Campzeke

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 11:40 AM

Awesome build. Very clean and functional. You put a lot of thought and planning into this and it shows. Can I come and play in your shop?

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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