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Old 06-13-2013, 12:26 AM
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Default Smart Table To Go - Mounted on Miter Stand and ready to roll!

I bought EZ's smart table kit last year when I purchased the EZ-One. The smart table concept is super but I wanted more and those things were:

1) something stronger than the plastic rails that would hold up better to heavier material or more pressure and be better suited to other stuff. I found those guys just a little too bendy

2) better mobility so I could move it around my shop (really, out of my wife's side of the garage) to improve workflow or to wheel it on to the truck or round a job site

3) fold easily and quickly to take up minimal horizontal space

My solution involved:
* Use 100 lb drawer slides to mount the sacrificial wood. This created a lot more stability and gave them a longer reach. Allowing me to use both sides of the table if needed.

* Mounting it on the DeWalt hand-truck style miter stand which I'm very fond of. This also effectively gives me three heights to work with. The built in roller supports of the gauge allow you to put one end of a panel the roller walk to the other end and easily scoot it on to the table; the roller supports can also fill in the gap between the end supports (though I'm sure one day I'll forget they are up and make a nasty mess and noise)

* For the end supports, hold down clamps on the aluminum angle mounts created good stability and quick storage; cutting slots in the angle facilitate storing them neatly in parallel

There were a lot of subtle bits but the results fit my requirements. Anyone done something similar?

All parts were cut on my EZ-One.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:58 AM
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Very cool idea
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:22 PM
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Good idea above in many ways but the smart table worked fine for me.
The new one out now is even better with the t-track and plastic.
Drawer slides are showing up in many places that I look at now a day.

Stumpy.com like there use also look at what he did with the incra gauge for the router table good idea better then spending hundreds on there LS table.

Maybe this gauge could be used with the ssrk

Have a look over there.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:27 PM
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There were a lot of subtle bits but the results fit my requirements. Anyone done something similar?

All parts were cut on my EZ-One.
K. looks very nice.
easy to move around.

welcome to ez.

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:00 PM
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Good idea! With the different kinds of lengths and extensions available, that top should work great. Just using the normal 22" full extension glides, you can create a work surface that is 66" wide.


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Old 06-13-2013, 02:01 PM
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I like it!
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:00 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty cool. Nice job.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:50 PM
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Default Making it better

Appreciate that you folks gave the cool thumbs up. The downside, as Burt hints, is the cost of course - that was not so EZ. Slides are not cheap but I had some "lying about." The miter saw stand is $200 (Amazon). Wood was from scrap lying about and the main table was re-purposed from the original smart table. Then there is the labor. Basically, they are going to bury me with it!

The next step is to add stops and clamps.

best wishes to all
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:19 AM
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Stumpy.com like there use also look at what he did with the incra gauge for the router table good idea better then spending hundreds on there LS table.

Maybe this gauge could be used with the ssrk

Have a look over there.
Hello there John,

Thanks for this info. I'm not sure what gauge you are referring to in this thread or where stumpy.com is (that web address didn't yield much that was relevant?).

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Old 06-15-2013, 01:21 AM
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Hello Dino,

Thanks for welcome!

Best wishes with all the new operations in Florida.

Kenton
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