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V-Slot Miter Saw Stop

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  1. Mark Carew

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  2. Mark Carew

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    The SketchUp file has been added too :)
     
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    As a suggested revision, consider mounting another long piece of 2060 laid flat along the top of the current rail (creating a T-section) and using clips with vertical slotted holes to mount the rail to the table. This way you could raise the whole assembly up to match the saw table height which would support the piece being cut full length and it wouldn't be dropping away after the cut. Add another hold down clamp near the left edge of the assembly to hold the material in place and you won't have fingers anywhere near the blade when cutting.
     
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    :) I hope as a group we can improve on it. I plan to upload the parts list soon as well.
    :D I will see what I can do. It takes a long time to upload them but the new update for the board should allow for importing :)
     
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    I love this idea @Rick 2.0 this would be great to help hold the material up. After using the stop for a while and having both ends tend to fall away if the cuts are long now its apparent that this is a much needed mod.
     
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    Great idea!

    If you add some 1/8in spacers between the V-Wheels and the eccentric spacers that would allow you to mount a steel rule on top of the horizontal profile for accurate measurements.
     
  7. Mark Carew

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    Like it! That's a great idea Colin because the first thing you have to do every time is set up the first cut length with a tape. It would be nice to just set it to length and start cutting away.
     
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    I think it would be cool to see a way to use v-slot to make a table-saw out of a hand-held saw. Same for a router. Maybe do both with the same table. Maybe one day I'll make a portable lumber mill from v-slot ;)
     
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    Check this out...
    You could put one rail running the length of the machine and build the rest out of 8020. I bet you could throw it together in a day for about $100 in material.
     
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    Very cool machine! Agreed we could rebuild this using V-Slot. They have incorporated some great ideas on this design. If you have ever used a chainsaw you know it would not take much force to push the saw though the wood and could be done with a nema 23.
     
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    I'd stick with the hand-crank so I don't need electricity in the forest.
     
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    This is neat and all. I have seen the Logosol at wood shows before. I just want to know where the saw stop is located on this?

    Bob
     
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    lol good point :D
     
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    I hijacked the thread, sorry. Might be better to start a whole new thread but that's a ways off for me.
     
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    Its all good, I have not seen these before and does bring up a good idea for a build :thumbsup: so thanks for sharing it.
     
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    I'd definitely put something like this together, but I'm currently obsessed with automation, so I'd try to make it like a Sawgear. 1000mm extrusion, 3ft ACME threaded rod, 2 nuts with a spring in between to minimize backlash, and a basic arduino + stepper driver + nema 17 should do it.
     
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    Yes!!! This is exactly what I've been looking for! Where can I purchase the clamp in this build?
     
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    Amazon, toggle clamps.
     
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    @Garrett Groll I have two of them, I can make you a kit if you want.
     
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    I appreciate it, but I'd prefer to build it myself. I'm new to this stuff so I like to learn how everything is put together, as well as how it all works.
     
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    Harbor freight has the clamps as well. How are you attaching this to the saw?
     
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    I've been looking for a way to dip my toe into building this stuff. I think the memes here will translate into a sliding light mount for the shop quite well.
     
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    Loving this idea. Been thinking about something similar driven with a stepper and an arduino.
    The idea would be to have a number pad/keyboard that you could punch in the length to be cut and the stop would go to that position. I wonder how difficult that would be to program for the arduino?
     
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    Pretty easy, you just need a motor shield and Im sure there is a simple library for it
     
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    Ref: http://www.openbuilds.com/threads/cut-to-length-machine.1240/
     
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    I was going to say the same thing until Rick 2.0 pointed it out. I saw something similar done in a wood shop and there was a big touch screen where they punched in the length of cut and a stop moved there but it was FAST. I will have to see if I can find that because it was amazing
     

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