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Old 01-12-2013, 10:04 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
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Got a little burned out on the big kitchen job. Got fired up again to build a new router table (old one was in the wing of my Uni I sold).

First the plans. I use cutlist free to sort out the parts. I can also manually arrange them too:





Set up my EZ-One and slide the panel from my storage rack to the EZ-One:




Then trim the end to be square:




Cut some pieces to length:


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Old 01-12-2013, 10:13 PM
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Next for the second sheet I need a long rip so I'll use my smart table (sacrificial boards on EZ-One):





Orientate the panel with a twist to make sure you have full support after the cut:





Ahh - I used a cabinet support and piece of the ply as a story stick:




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Old 01-12-2013, 10:13 PM
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Getting ready for the cut. My Hilti didn't fit my new UEG so I attached my little used Makita 18V. I was surprised - it is very light weight, plenty of power for this ply, very thin kerf, and with a 6-1/2" blade has 2"+ depth of cut. This may be "THE" saw for the UEG. Only thing I may do is remount the saw further back so the blade is centered in the UEG. Since it was so far toward the front there wasn't much guide on the edge of the ply at the beginning of the cut:





Don't you love it when the cut goes well:





The cut was a perfect 24" start to finish - my guess is less than 1/64" variance over 8'. This may become my favorite EZ tool.

I did spend time trying to get my EZ-One square ...again. I'm now convinced it has to do with the stops. My EZ-One has the front SSME with SME's on top. The center pads where the stops get fastened are proud to the outer pads. The allows the stops to possible tilt. I think I'll make some metal stops. Other than this it was a perfect afternoon .

Mike

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:32 PM
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Mike, this is lazy stuff.

call me lazy but don't call me stupid...

nice setup.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:38 PM
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Mike, this is lazy stuff.

call me lazy but don't call me stupid...

nice setup.
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Lazy is a good description. I don't like to admit it but I am getting older (I'm 56 ). With the EZ-One, my heavy lift, UEG, & some roller stands I can work my way through ply faster than when I was in my 20's.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:16 AM
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A hacksaw to both ends of my two Hilti's and they fit fine on the new Ueg base
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:56 AM
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Lazy is a good description. I don't like to admit it but I am getting older (I'm 56 ). With the EZ-One, my heavy lift, UEG, & some roller stands I can work my way through ply faster than when I was in my 20's.

Mike
I know exactly what you are talking about. A couple of months ago, I went thru 15 sheets in one day and didn't have to pickup a sheet.


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Old 01-28-2013, 11:45 PM
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Got busy at work so just had some time Saturday to assemble the cabinet less drawers. I attached some angle iron to the top - I just used the tapped holes provided to attach the top to their metal rack. Figured it would stiffen it up and let me attach it to the cabinet easily:





I'm going to play around a bit with router dust collection before I build the drawers.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:01 PM
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Sunday I had a few hours free to work on construction. A few years back when there was a Microsoft Bing 30% cash-back deal plus I had a 10% off coupon for e-bay I purchased a Festool Domino tenon machining tool. Hate to admit it but after trying to use it on this project I think I'm ready to sell it. I used dados on my kitchen cabinets and thought the Dominos would be faster - wrong. Plus when you go to put things together it takes longer to glue a bunch of loose tenons than a groove. And both methods require something like pocket screws to hold things together during glue-up.

Sorry for the rant but bottom line here is it's easier/quicker to use dado/rabbet joints for cabinets (or just pocket screws if lightly loaded). I'm still learning.


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Old 01-14-2013, 02:54 PM
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this is what drives ez.
the new base is going to work with left and right saws.
the ripsizer upgrade is almost done.

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No hacking required. I have a corded 5 1/2" makita on a UEG.


Burt

Thanks guys! My moduni is warped because my saw base is too small to rest on both pieces, so i'm getting getting really inaccurate beveled cuts when using it. pretty much put my ripsizer away and went back to the table saw. very frustrating

can't wait to try out the new base. waiting for next sale on a 54" track setup as well



Sorry, Mike! I'll get back on topic now

-Christopher

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