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Forum: RipSizer 09-14-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tomp913
@davehodge I looked at that on my initial...

@davehodge

I looked at that on my initial pass at the change - my original idea using some hardware I had lying around - but it was a little fussy so I went with the through bolt.

7422

I...
Forum: RipSizer 09-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By tomp913
Mine didn't come with any scale markings on the...

Mine didn't come with any scale markings on the arm, guess it was an early model?

7419

I've always adjusted the rip width by leaning the assembly on the front arm - for consistency, this always...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 08-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By tomp913
I used these with pieces of connector extrusion...

I used these with pieces of connector extrusion to make clamps for my Brand "X" tracks when I was fitting new doors in the laundry room - used the brand "X" because I have connectors to join two...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 07-10-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By tomp913
I looked at the web site, and the "What's...

I looked at the web site, and the "What's Included" tab shows the old "Smart Clamps" as being included with the track combo, even though the photos show the toggle clamps - I was looking to see if...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 07-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By tomp913
I seem to remember that Dino recently posted that...

I seem to remember that Dino recently posted that the vendor had lost the tooling to make (some of) the components................
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 06-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By tomp913
Why not use an Incra gauge? ...

Why not use an Incra gauge?

https://www.incrementaltools.com/INCRA_Gauge_p/ig32.htm

Range up to 7", 1/32" increments and plastic, not steel, so it won't damage carbide tools.
Forum: RipSizer 06-05-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,564
Posted By tomp913
Lee Valley has 15/32" wide stick-on steel tapes...

Lee Valley has 15/32" wide stick-on steel tapes on sale at the moment, looks as if they would fit the groove in the extrusion.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/page.aspx?p=32551&cat=,76833&ap=1
Forum: Power Benches 04-30-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By tomp913
Something to bear in mind is that the fence...

Something to bear in mind is that the fence located on the far side of the table - the same layout as a radial arm saw - acts as a stop for the force of the saw blade pushing the part in that...
Forum: Power Benches 04-30-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By tomp913
My reason for the t-tracks parallel to the EZ...

My reason for the t-tracks parallel to the EZ track was that I could put the fence pretty much anywhere between the front of the table and the back, based on the width of the part I was cutting, so I...
Forum: Power Benches 04-29-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By tomp913
My PBB design had t-tracks in the plywood top,...

My PBB design had t-tracks in the plywood top, mounted parallel to the EZ track. The fence bolted down to the t-tracks, could be slid back and forth and adjusted square to the track. Incra makes a...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 04-22-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By tomp913
I would be tempted to just tack a 1x6 to the...

I would be tempted to just tack a 1x6 to the wall, offset from the cutline as needed, and make the cut with the saw base against the upper edge of the 1x. The screws would be in the waste portion. I...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 04-07-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By tomp913
I break sheets of plywood down initially by...

I break sheets of plywood down initially by ripping with the UEG and the plywood sitting on an open plywood grid, and find that I need to clamp the plywood so that it doesn't move away from me due to...
Forum: How-To 03-27-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By tomp913
Without knowing your set-up, but anything that...

Without knowing your set-up, but anything that gives you a point of reference will work. A word of caution - it's easy to make the parts so that the saw kerf telegraphs to the front (convex) face,...
Forum: How-To 03-27-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By tomp913
Spacing is not super critical (although 1-7/8"...

Spacing is not super critical (although 1-7/8" seems a little high). Make a spacer with width equal to the distance BETWEEN the kerfs. Start with the wood under the track, projection equal to the...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-22-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,598
Posted By tomp913
I think the difference comes when you want to...

I think the difference comes when you want to either have "standardized" dimensions for components/features of an assembly or whether you want to be able to duplicate something unique or make...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-21-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,598
Posted By tomp913
It sounds more as if you're looking at some way...

It sounds more as if you're looking at some way to standardize on cabinet manufacturing dimensions rather than what I understand as a story stick. I did a quick search on Google and came up with this...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-20-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,598
Posted By tomp913
Looks like the same idea. Had to wince when...

Looks like the same idea.

Had to wince when I saw the first "tip", brought up a bad memory. Used to something similar for years when cutting thin strips of plastic laminate for self edge and so on...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-20-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,598
Posted By tomp913
Something like this?

Something like this?
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 03-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,350
Posted By tomp913
Why does the fence have to go under the track? If...

Why does the fence have to go under the track? If you're using the set-up primarily for cross-cutting, you really only need the fence to the left of the track. If the fence went under the track - ala...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 03-18-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,350
Posted By tomp913
Any thing that works is good. If you want to...

Any thing that works is good. If you want to spend a little money, look at the Incra SuperTrack and the other components they sell for making fixturing/tooling....
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 03-17-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,350
Posted By tomp913
How thick is your top? For a fence, put in a...

How thick is your top?

For a fence, put in a piece of t-track to the left of the track and attach the fence with t-bolts in that and the outer (left hand) extrusion. At that point, it's simple to...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 03-11-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,350
Posted By tomp913
If you look at the teeth on a saw blade,...

If you look at the teeth on a saw blade, alternating teeth project more on one side than the other, so you would have to make sure that the reference plane used was hitting the correct teeth or you...
Forum: Package design advice 03-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By tomp913
Couldn't agree more. I have a lot of difficulty...

Couldn't agree more. I have a lot of difficulty any more handling a whole sheet of plywood on the table saw, so would agree that the UEG is indispensable when it comes to the initial breakdown of a...
Forum: RipSizer 03-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,564
Posted By tomp913
Dino, Thanks for the update, looking forward...

Dino,

Thanks for the update, looking forward to getting a pair and trying them out. I've got a new project coming up where I'll be breaking down a few sheets of plywood and anxious to see if the...
Forum: Forum 02-28-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By tomp913
Same here, and for about a week too.

Same here, and for about a week too.
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