|Project by Mikhail||posted 03-10-2014 03:32 AM||3053 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I wanted a flexible enclosure in the back of my 10” saw to minimize the dust escaping when running the saw with a dust collector hooked up. I ALSO (apparently) have not done enough cardboard mockups lately…sigh….
The first 4 pictures show the saw in 0, 15, 30, and the full 45 degrees the saw is capable of. The fifth pic is an early version with a very small rear plate (later exchanged for the white larger plate). The last picture shows the other 2 plates used.
The cutout in the middle top is to allow the plate to clear the trunnion rear raceway. The belt is shown in the lowest blade position but the plates allow it to be raised as well to full height.
This is made of 3 plates that slide on to the saw trunnion bars and allow me to operate the saw at any angle while maintaining an (estimated) 80-90% rear cover.
The rear most plate (in white) slides outside the table base. The middle plate (light brown) is stationary and it and the front plate sit just inside the base.
The shapes are the minimum required to maintain a maximum of cover as they move thru the full range of the saw. There is a slight brownish area at the top of the white plate where I sanded it down to fit around the table top supports when at full upright position (zero degrees)
Picture four shows the MOST opening in the middle left area of the saw base. This is due to the belt returning to this position in the 0 degree position.
I can provide dimensions or better pics if this helps anyone out.