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    Extension wings for my new scms

    I searched the internet and this forum looking for ideas for my scms station to add extension wings. couldn't find anything till 2 days ago I came across a website with what I was looking for. This is what I started with
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    I proceed to cut out 2 torsion boxes and notched the pieces like the cardboard that used to be between the cans in a case a beer along time ago. Don't know if it was the correct way but it did work very well I did the assembly on top the saw because that is the flatest surface I have.
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    I used door hinges to mount the torsion boxes to the scms station because thats what I had.
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    To adjust the level of the extensions and to help locate the fold out support arms I used 1/4-20 phillips bolts. I drilled a 1/4" hole straight down in the support and drilled a 7/16" hole about a 1/4" deep to accept a nut. Under the extension wing is a washer that is slightly smaller than the head of the bolt. This helps to locate the support arm in the proper place and give it a good bearing point.
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    Here is the saw with everything folded up
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    and with the extensions out and ready to use
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    looks like a good idea never goes out of style. ask anyone who has a gate leg table. good job alan!
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    The saw is sturdy enough to have only one extension out if need be
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    With the scms al the way to the left there was no problem with the extension
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    But since you can cut up to 57 degrees to the right I needed to cut the torsion box back at an angle to clear
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    And a picture of my homemade stop that I can also use on my crosscut sled
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    I still have to add a tape measure and trim the front of the extensions and the top of the fence with solid wood. All in all I'm very pleased with the outcome of this project. Now there is one less thing loml has to help me with.

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    Looks great, Alan. Are the inside ends of the the wings level with the saw table when they're folded up? In other words, can you do a quick cut in the middle of a 6' 2x4 without putting up the wings?
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    Great post Alan. Vaughn very good question. Wow again today the power of collaboration. and sharing.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks great, Alan. :Thumb: Are the inside ends of the the wings level with the saw table when they're folded up? In other words, can you do a quick cut in the middle of a 6' 2x4 without putting up the wings?
    No I need to trim them down abot 3/8". Probably take care of that tomorrow. Thats what happens when you just start cutting and don't make any plans or take measurements. But when I do trim them I will make sure they are even with the top of the saw.

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    I had a request to show my saw from the side to show how it operates as far as the slide is concerned.
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    This one locks the slide bars to the motor carriage
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    This knob locks the slide bars to the main body of the saw
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    So depending on which one you tighten or loosen, if both are tight and the saw is all the way back you can use it like a chop saw
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    If you loosen the knob on the motor and tighten the one on the main body
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    And if you loosen the one on the main body and lopck the slide bars to the motor housing this is what you have. It also takes up the most room.
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    Depending on what you are trying to accomplish you can limit your slide travel and there is an adjustment for your depth of cut also. Hope this helps.

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    Here is the thread you have been looking for Rob.

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    I just added that to my shop reconstruction list
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    Great set up! I have that same saw, it's a great unit.

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