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Upgrayedd

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11-12-2017 01:42 PM

May be an impossible request, but specifically:

Should I butt the wings up to the saw platform as in picture #1 below.

or just build boxes, as below in picture #2?
(I’m going to put a 36” T Track on, so the top is 36”, and I’ll build the bottom as nec.)

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.


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#1 posted 11-12-2017 02:05 PM

I say standoff like #2… LOL I said NUMBER TWO!

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#2 posted 11-12-2017 03:53 PM

Doesn’t matter which way you do it, as long as the wings are level with the top of the MS.

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#3 posted 11-12-2017 04:15 PM

The second one will be easier to clean up around the saw.

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#4 posted 11-12-2017 04:31 PM

Thanks guys… I also like the 2nd better, but when i showed my brother, he was emphatic on the first option.
Both will work, but I just think it’s cleaner look in 2nd option, and no drop off on use ability

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#5 posted 11-12-2017 06:05 PM

The other advantage of #2 is that if you change saws, you have more flexibility.

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#6 posted 11-12-2017 07:10 PM

Excellent point.

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#7 posted 11-18-2017 09:44 AM

In #1 when you miter the saw all the way does it hit the wing??

if mitered all the way and then the saw slides out, does it then hit??

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#8 posted 11-18-2017 12:12 PM



The other advantage of #2 is that if you change saws, you have more flexibility.

- tmasondarnell


Absolutely. VOE.
Although, bsk84 (above) makes some good points. :-)

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#9 posted 11-18-2017 12:23 PM

Either way is okay . No 2 will not be a problem. The gap won’t affect cutting.

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#10 posted 11-18-2017 01:35 PM

Howcome everyone of the “chopshelfs” under construction I’ve seen here lately are being constructed without an adjustment system for the saw mounting platform? I know everyone says shims but I think that is a pain. Wood moves even plywood and eventually an adjustment will be needed to make the saw true to the fence once again.

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Upgrayedd

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#11 posted 11-18-2017 03:48 PM


Howcome everyone of the “chopshelfs” under construction I ve seen here lately are being constructed without an adjustment system for the saw mounting platform? I know everyone says shims but I think that is a pain. Wood moves even plywood and eventually an adjustment will be needed to make the saw true to the fence once again.

- pontic

To be honest I never even considered it. I’ve never seen one, but you got me thinking. What I’ve been doing for years is to shim it and move on… no worries.
My old design (link below) was ok, but I wanted cubbys under wings and saw:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/206586

My new design uses shims as seen below, and never thought much about it… if there is a better way point me to it please! (Pointing to my shims in pic 2 – lower left corner.)

My new design considerations followed my last in that it is not permanent. I want to be able to move it easily enough if I have to, but for all intents and purposes, where it is now is where it will stay.
Example, my church flooded, and I needed to be able to bring my saw and wings to the location… my new design is fine for that.

I’ll post my new design soon… still working on it.

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#12 posted 11-18-2017 05:58 PM

This is very similar to what I have

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Upgrayedd

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#13 posted 11-18-2017 07:06 PM


This is very similar to what I have

- pontic

Very nice, thanks for the input. I do believe I can make that work quite easily with what I have already.

Just use a threaded insert in the brace, correct? And do you epoxy in place?

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#14 posted 11-18-2017 08:25 PM

That’s what I did.

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#15 posted 11-24-2017 02:55 PM

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