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    Sliding table for shaper

    I came up with this idea after seeing the unique 250 raised panel door machine. It's basically a sliding table...but a really long one. I got the idea from the Unique 250 door machine. I'm able to do all the pieces for a door on my shaper with out it but figured I would save alot of time and set up in not having to use the power feeder. Also it's a problem to run the end grain on a narrow raised panel using the feeder, it wont keep the board exactly straight against the fence.

    I still need to make some kind of pnematic hold down. Probably a continueous bar with rubber on the bottom operated by by two air cylinders one at each end that will clamp the wood to the table.

    So I can use my infeed fence which is digital to reference everything off of. One thing I like to do when making cabinet doors is cut all my pieces to size before I do any shaping. This way if I have say very short rails (for a narrow door) I can do the cope cut first and get rid of the blow out by doing the profile cut by clamping it to the table and sliding it through. Basically the same way you would do it on a Unique 250.

    Here's a couple of pics any input is welcome.


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    Doug

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    When I get the hold down system figured out I will post some more detialed pictures of how each piece is indexed and clamped to the table. The base plate is 3/4" aluminum and the table is 1". The bearings are about 250# capacity per wheel. The catalog I bought them from had about 5 different ways to go, this is bascially a v track and a v wheel. It's smooth and accurate.

    Doug

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    doug, does your table give you linear motion in two axises or just one?
    i`ve been toying with the same idea for a 3 axis table and have hsk linear bearings and 1-1/4 rod on hand for two axises and some 6` racks and a pneumatic gear motor for the third axis.....my intentions are to create a kinda universal type machine to where it`ll do what a multi router or a unique machine will do simply by changing the mounting and tooling.
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    No Tod it is just in on one axis. I didn't think I would have enough spindle height to go with a two axis like the Unique. Hopefully I can steer my customers away from the arch top doors as this is the application I designed it for. Actually since building the table I've come across some other really nice door machines. One I saw at the Vegas show was a "CNC Miter machine" which cuts the miter and an intergral mortise and tenon. When set up right you can pump out some nice moulded doors which are easy to clamp up and get perfect miters.

    I just have to come up with a good clamping system set up for clamping and holding down the long stiles and panels. Unique use some type of bar system which I may try or several air cylinders similair to whats on a construction boring machine.

    I've seen David marks use a multi router on his show...the spindle on that is horizontal. Are you planning to try and make this for your shaper or design a whole new machine.


    Doug

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    a whole new machine.....i`ve been bouncing ideas around in this empty vessle on my shoulders for a coupla years now and have got as far as gathering most of the parts.....right now beans are more important than building new mousetraps
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    my one functional cell just sparked......look at the clamping system on a face frame assembly table, those cylinders and bar are off the shelf items that can be configured in lotsa different configurations.
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    Hi Doug,

    My Robland X31 combo machine has a sliding table for the shaper like all of the Euro combos. Your idea looks great but, if what your looking for is the 3 axis ability of the Multirouter then you may have a problem. I've used the multirouter and it's great for making mortises but, not much else. The 3 axis horizontal boring machine on my combo is esentially a multirouter.
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    tod, where can you find those clamping systems? i have been bouncing around an idea to build my own frame table similiar to the kreg table. can't seem to bring myself to shell out 2600 bucks for theirs...

    i'll do some searching, not sure what to search for...maybe clamping systems??

    thanks



    doug, nice looking table. i hope it works well for you. i see you're still using that itty bitty router though....pitty

    chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Barton View Post
    Hi Doug,

    My Robland X31 combo machine has a sliding table for the shaper like all of the Euro combos. Your idea looks great but, if what your looking for is the 3 axis ability of the Multirouter then you may have a problem. I've used the multirouter and it's great for making mortises but, not much else. The 3 axis horizontal boring machine on my combo is esentially a multirouter.

    No Chris just a straight sliding table for making doors. As I said I dont think I have enough height to go two axis and be able to make arches.


    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mire View Post
    tod, where can you find those clamping systems? i have been bouncing around an idea to build my own frame table similiar to the kreg table. can't seem to bring myself to shell out 2600 bucks for theirs...

    i'll do some searching, not sure what to search for...maybe clamping systems??

    thanks



    doug, nice looking table. i hope it works well for you. i see you're still using that itty bitty router though....pitty

    chris
    Thanks Chris I calmped a few pieces from the edge of the table and ran them through and it worked great. Just have to figure out the clamping system.

    Doug

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