The Track Saw Forum  

Go Back   The Track Saw Forum > The Track Saw Forum > Power Benches

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:37 AM
Dik Harrison Dik Harrison is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Evans, GA
Posts: 1,601
Default The history of my PBB(s)

The following are links to articles that I have posted on my Bolg about my PBB and its development.

Developing the design
http://ezsmart.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-custom-pbb.html

Construction
http://ezsmart.blogspot.com/2008/09/...struction.html

The Fence
http://ezsmart.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-pbb-fence.html

The Blade Guard
http://ezsmart.blogspot.com/2008/12/...d-for-pbb.html
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2009, 12:01 PM
Brian Kincaid Brian Kincaid is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 207
Default Very nice info Dik!

Dik, thank you for putting together the documentation on your power bench. I have purchased an Incra table saw fence for the purpose of building a power bench. I'll be studying your configuration a little more to see what I can learn.

I do have one question that you may know the answer to: why has no-one built in a 90degree fence to the track/fence? I am thinking of something along these lines:
...track..........adjustable fence (like your bies)
...| | |...........|
...| | |...........|
...| | |...........|
...| | |...........|
...| | |...........|
...| | |----------------fixed 90 degree fence

It seems like it would be very helpful when trying to square a panel, etc.

-Brian

Last edited by Brian Kincaid; 09-16-2009 at 12:04 PM. Reason: fixed text drawing
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Dik Harrison Dik Harrison is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Evans, GA
Posts: 1,601
Default

Brian,

That is the purpose of the squaring stops. They are attached to the edge of the SME that is perpendicular to the rail. I think that is is best that the squaring stops be on the side away from the B-300 handle so that the rail pushes the work piece toward the stops when the bridge is lowered. A movable perpendicular would be prone to getting out of square, where the stops cannot (as long as the SME is perpendicular to the rail).
__________________
Have fun...

Dik Harrison
Former Consultant to EurekaZone

Blog
YouTube
SketchUp Models
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-10-2009, 10:51 AM
Andy Brian Andy Brian is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 21
Default

Dik,
What, if anything, would you change on your PBB?
I am about to copy it for the most part.
Andy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-10-2009, 04:55 PM
Dik Harrison Dik Harrison is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Evans, GA
Posts: 1,601
Default

Andy,

Off the top of my head, I can't think of any thing, but I'll give it some thought...
__________________
Have fun...

Dik Harrison
Former Consultant to EurekaZone

Blog
YouTube
SketchUp Models
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-10-2009, 06:53 PM
Andy Brian Andy Brian is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 21
Default

Dik,
I was about to go buy lumber when the thought hit me about lumber movement and instability. I was thinking that it might be better to make the top frame out of ply.
Have you had any problems with the top warping out of flat?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-10-2009, 08:40 PM
Dik Harrison Dik Harrison is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Evans, GA
Posts: 1,601
Default

Brian,

Not that I'm aware of. When I level teh tops, I imagine that any slight warping would be compensated for. I'll pit a straight edge one the tops again tomorrow to see what condition it is in.
__________________
Have fun...

Dik Harrison
Former Consultant to EurekaZone

Blog
YouTube
SketchUp Models
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.