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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 03-21-2012 08:21 PM 1207 views 2 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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03-21-2012 08:21 PM

I”m just about done with my custamized version of the FWW miter saw stand.

changes from John Whites design include:

1. sized for my saw (Milwaukee 10” SCMS) and it’s quick mount system.
2. I’m plumbing to my shops DC so I don’t need to use the space in the cab for a shop vac. So I’ll put in a partition to organize my shorts. We design these at work to be run out of corrugated board, but I can cut them on the CNC out of masonite just as easilly.
3. Hinged wing supports are contoured and have cut outs to make them ligher. Wing sides are contoured for the same reason
4. I’m going to use 3/4” Melamine, as I can get it at much lower cost than Birch plywood.
5. I’ll put mine together with pocket screws.
6. All panel parts will be nested onto a sheet and cut on a large CNC router.
7. Design uses 8” strap hinges. We buy several hundred at a time at work and I can purchase at cost.

I still need to design a hood behind the saw for DC. I’ve gleened a lot of good ideas on line, so I’ll update that when I have time.

modeling was done in Solid Works. I didn’t fuss around much trying to render it…. just need to cook up my .tap files for the CNC and go to town.

Ideas for improvement are appreciated.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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#1 posted 03-21-2012 08:31 PM

a couple more screen shots…

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 08:36 PM

Here’s the FWW article from volume #209

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 08:42 PM

This falls under the category of… “crap, I really could use something like that!” I like it. Smart to reduce weight

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 08:52 PM

Smart to reduce weight

The body will be heavy when I load it up with shorts…. and that will make it more stable and less tippy.

But heavy wings and gussets will just torque the hinges and their fasteners unnecessarilly.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 11:02 PM

The only improvement, that I can think of is ; Store it in my shop!!!

Looks great, can’t wait to see it come to life.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 03-22-2012 04:15 AM

Great looking Mobile Cabinet.

Should serve you well for a life time.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#7 posted 03-22-2012 01:17 PM

Thanks for posting this project. I built a cart for holding my SCMS and planer. I have been planning to add wings to it for supporting cuts on the SCMS. This gives me some good visual on what I have already been pondering.

If you see a project with similar features, you can be sure I copied some of your ideas.

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#8 posted 03-22-2012 03:37 PM

I would really reconsider the use of melamine. It doesn’t take screws or glue well. Baltic Birch is best, but even the el-cheapo Oak or Birch plywood from Lowes would be better than melamine coated MDF or particle board. You are going to put a lot of work into your project and expect to get long life from it, so use a material that will stand up to the task.
I am building a CNC router, but haven’t begun cutting the parts because I want to use MDO instead of MDF, that others use. The MDF is readily available, but the MDO is not, so 3 months later, I haven’t found a source for the MDO yet. When I find it, I know it will cost me a lot more than MDF, but I want a finished project that will stand up to use. MDF-$32; MDO-$100.
Also note; pocket screw joinery won’t work with Melamine.

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