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Old 07-28-2014, 09:46 PM
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Rick,

Not quite sure how you envision this, but I was going to replace the 2X6 that is currently on the bottom with a 2X4 and then mount just a single SME (not SSME) to that 2X4 at the top and one to the 2X4 on the top.

I thought that I would make a "fence" that would mount to the SME on the bottom SME and that would protrude about 2" above the top to provide for transporting 2 3/4" sheets at once. these could be stored under the table when used in table mode.

Guess I need to start drawing this up to see if I want to try it.
Dik, I think we might be doing the "tomato/tomahto" conversation- ie. saying the same thing, only different approaches.

Pics one and two show some t-track inset into a 2x4 (ie. face of transport table), w/a temporary 'lip' on it for when it's needed. Pic 3 shows a bridge slid into it, for when it's needed. Since the 'lip' is only needed during transport, I'd want to be able to remove it when it came time to do some cutting.

Sounds, tho, like you already have a good plan going........
Rick
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:31 AM
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Rick,

When I read EZ T-track, I thought EZ track (dope slap). I'm old school and the t-track hasn't yet made it into my thought processes. I just go through mounting the SMEs, but I think I'll see what t-track I have on hand, as your idea has a lot of appeal. Thanks...
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:10 PM
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Well, I only have one piece of t-track long enough, so I'll stay with the SME. Here are a few pictures of what I did, including the removable ledge.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:16 PM
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What a great table! Nice and heavy duty which is always good. Dik, I like the combo of photos, sketchup and video, you are so good at the animations.

One of the advantages of the SME is the use of the top slot as well as the side slot. On the other hand, one of the advantages of the T-Track is the ability to make it flush with the surface. So many inventive things to be done with the extrusions. (but never enough time)

I also have some extra SME and am going to use it on the table side for my multifunction folding cart. This cart is designed to be light and portable instead of heavy. Due to being space-challenged and not so strong .
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:49 PM
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Katie,

Probably not obvious from the pictures, but I added a filler strip to the "ledge" (between the top of the SME and the top of the table), that I'm thinking about using to add some screw/bolt heads to that will fit into the edge slot of the SME to add more resistance to the "ledge" giving under the weight of the sheet goods. That is probably over-kill, but I"m cursed with the tendency to over build everything.
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Just saw this at Rockler, Not as versatile and a lot more expensive than mine...
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