The Track Saw Forum  

Go Back   The Track Saw Forum > The Track Saw Forum > Positioning and Measuring Systems

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-03-2019, 09:09 PM
tomp913 tomp913 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumpnstump View Post
My 12" square has a tiny "bump" on the inside of the flange, so I use it pushed against the outside of the flange for more accuracy. Using two knobs also helps keep the square from moving.
r
Thanks Rick. I think I've posted here before about having a local machine shop skim all four edges so I can use either. Probably right though, with two knobs it should be pretty stable.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-03-2019, 09:32 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 675
Default

Sorry if this posts twice (first time told me it needed approval.)

I wanted a 4'x8' work table that I could set up and tear down quickly in my garage/shop. I found a product called TrackTubes from a start up company. These are essentially an aluminum 2x4 with a t-track on top. Below I show them on my two Kreg Mobile Project Centers but have since bought a pair of DeWalt horses:






I wanted an MFT type table and scoured the internet for various designs and came up with my own. I had a local sign shop CNC router three 32"x49" tops from a 97"x49" sheet of MDF. The slots are for clamps and lifting. I have since rounded over the slots and chamfered the holes. I also sealed it with Henry's wax-n-seal. I can arrange this as three tops 48" deep or two tops 32" deep. It's hard to see but the tops are held in place with "stubby" bench dogs that tighten on top of the tube:





Below shows couple of Veritas Parf dogs:




I can set this up in 2 minutes as well as put it away in two minutes. I even have ideas brewing on how to incorporate a B-300 section.


Mike

Last edited by Mike Goetzke; 03-03-2019 at 09:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Dino Dino is offline
Master Carpenter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Edison NJ
Posts: 5,178
Default

thx for the link mike.
Very nice and versatile.
The SSME is what comes to mind and the Kreg's stuff.

thx for the info.
__________________
ycf dino
eurekazone.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-05-2019, 09:58 AM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 675
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino View Post
thx for the link mike.
Very nice and versatile.
The SSME is what comes to mind and the Kreg's stuff.

thx for the info.
Dino - I was wondering the TrackTubes I purchased were 8’ long and shipping was around $30. I know in the past you didn’t ship items longer than 5’ or 6’ due to shipping issues. Has something changed?

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-05-2019, 01:39 PM
Dino Dino is offline
Master Carpenter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Edison NJ
Posts: 5,178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Goetzke View Post
Dino - I was wondering the TrackTubes I purchased were 8’ long and shipping was around $30. I know in the past you didn’t ship items longer than 5’ or 6’ due to shipping issues. Has something changed?

Mike
No Clue Mike.
I always suggested to stay small and find ways to cut very long panels.
but you can buy any length extrusion that you like.
The guy with the trackTube maybe has a better way to ship?
How you received it? UPS or USPS?

thx
__________________
ycf dino
eurekazone.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-05-2019, 07:30 PM
tofu tofu is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: nyc
Posts: 632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Goetzke View Post
Dino - I was wondering the TrackTubes I purchased were 8’ long and shipping was around $30. I know in the past you didn’t ship items longer than 5’ or 6’ due to shipping issues. Has something changed?

Mike
I've purchased 8ft aluminum bars on ebay that were $10 shipped. Came in heavy duty cardboard tube.
__________________
-Christopher

*Disclaimer: I know what i'm talking about 50% of the time, every time...
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-05-2019, 07:44 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 675
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino View Post
No Clue Mike.
I always suggested to stay small and find ways to cut very long panels.
but you can buy any length extrusion that you like.
The guy with the trackTube maybe has a better way to ship?
How you received it? UPS or USPS?

thx
Think it was FedEx
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 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.