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Dik Harrison 10-24-2010 05:43 PM

Simple DIY Bench
 
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Okay, here is a quick plan to use the Sizer for ripping and a simple bench with the B-300 for cross cuts. I added the STK to convert the bench to a ST for using the Sizer to rip full sheets.

The frame is simply made out of 1X3 lumber with an inserted 28x48x3/4 ply sub-top, and a sacrificial top added to that. I made the bench wider since it was being used with a 54" rail. You get a little more capacity and still have 10" of parking on each end. The sacrificial top could be replaced with SMEs to allow for clamping, fences, and stops. Without the SMEs, you just screw stops and fences to the sacrificial top.

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I mounted the bridge in the middle so there was support to both sides, but it could be mounted anywhere along the side.

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Remove the rail from the bridge and add the STK for support of full sheets to be ripped with the Sizer.

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Once you cut down the full sheet, with the Sizer, convert back to the bench to cut the panels.

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I hope this gives you an idea of where you can start with EZ and still have lots of capability and room to expand and improve.

Dik Harrison 11-26-2010 04:31 PM

At Dino's request, this was moved from another forum and thread.

Dino 11-27-2010 01:27 AM

thanks Dik
 
I think, we can work on the above and see how we can offer the
Dik's Entry System.

An Upgradable B-100 and a smaller sizer is the bare min.
to a smart entry system...with plenty of room to upgrade IF needed.

a piece of 1x4" to be used as a squaring fence, a tape stick and a simple clamp ( any clamp) to be used as a stop.

The price for a min. but very capable entry system is about $350.00-$375.00including B-100/sizer/track/stk.
With an extra sme ( 50") and sliding stops/squaring stops...we can have
a $500.00 system that is VERY capable.

I like it and we can post it at the site.
thanks.
d

bigjohn1 12-11-2010 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dino (Post 8155)
I think, we can work on the above and see how we can offer the
Dik's Entry System.

An Upgradable B-100 and a smaller sizer is the bare min.
to a smart entry system...with plenty of room to upgrade IF needed.

a piece of 1x4" to be used as a squaring fence, a tape stick and a simple clamp ( any clamp) to be used as a stop.

The price for a min. but very capable entry system is about $350.00-$375.00including B-100/sizer/track/stk.
With an extra sme ( 50") and sliding stops/squaring stops...we can have
a $500.00 system that is VERY capable.

I like it and we can post it at the site.
thanks.
d

I like the old (SRK Not the B100)for lining up your stock by turning it over and sliding it from one side to the other not sure if the (SSRK Not The B300) can do the same. Also had a circle cuter.
So if its not as costly and you can offer both or even parts of the (SRK Not B100). Was not here when it was the SRK, I started at the SSRK
I must have been dreaming or not awake when I posted this one LMAO.

Dik Harrison 12-11-2010 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjohn1 (Post 8722)
I like the old B100 for lining up your stock by turning it over and sliding it from one side to the other not sure if the B300 can do the same. Also had a circle cuter.
So if its not as costly and you can offer both or even parts of the B100. Was not here when it was the srk, I started at the SSRK

John,

The B100 is the early version of the Bridge, not the SRK. Dino did not mention the SRK (new or old) as part of that kit. The B100 was not hinged, it just lifted up to put the work piece under the track.

conmag_ben 12-11-2010 03:28 PM

Dik and dino
After looking at diks images of the sizer and the b100 I am wondering if you could make the plastic L shaped pieces the same because it looks like the size is almost an upside down b100. This way you could have a sizer and a bridge in one design. Just slide off the arms of the sizer and flip over the L shapes and attach your bridge. Then you have ripping and cross cuts in one cheap system. I think you guys call it ez haha.

bigjohn1 12-11-2010 04:10 PM

Yes Dik I'm so sorry I had the ssrk on the brain not the bridge.
I ment the old SRK and the New SSRK. That the old one was good for other things.
Come with age call Sometimers lol.

Burt 12-11-2010 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by conmag_ben (Post 8727)
Dik and dino
After looking at diks images of the sizer and the b100 I am wondering if you could make the plastic L shaped pieces the same because it looks like the size is almost an upside down b100. This way you could have a sizer and a bridge in one design. Just slide off the arms of the sizer and flip over the L shapes and attach your bridge. Then you have ripping and cross cuts in one cheap system. I think you guys call it ez haha.

Ben,

Let me see if I can help.

I don't think the final form of the sizer will have those angles on it.

Next the material used on the prototype sizer (I think) were the corners that we used in the older powerbenches and it was only 1/2" thick. Also each side of the "L" only needed to be about 2 or 3" wide.

The "L" section on the b-100 is 3/4" thick plastic. If I recall correctly, one side of the "L" is about 5" and the other is about 8".

In other words, I would think the plastic used in the sizer is to light weight for the B-100. Also lengths need to be longer for the B-100. Along with the added size comes weight. Bottom line is I think the B-100 brackets would be to heavy for the sizer.

Burt

bigjohn1 12-12-2010 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Dik Harrison (Post 8723)
John,

The B100 is the early version of the Bridge, not the SRK. Dino did not mention the SRK (new or old) as part of that kit. The B100 was not hinged, it just lifted up to put the work piece under the track.

Dik I'm sure you thought I was out to lunch when you read that one.

Dik Harrison 12-12-2010 11:46 AM

No John, I was there once, couldn't get all the abbreviations and acronyms straight. I just didn't want there to be any confusion, no big deal.


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