Welcome to Our Community

Unlock hidden features. Sign Up for Free Today!

V-Slot Miter Saw Stop

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Mark Carew, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
  2. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    The SketchUp file has been added too :)
     
    Dave M likes this.
  3. JustinTime

    JustinTime Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    151
    LOL Mark, great minds think alike. I was thinking about this concept, using the V-slot and it's accessories, but not as a stop for a miter saw but as a fence for the table saw. It's in the early stages but took a big leap just now with some of your ideas. [​IMG]

    BTW, can we have the emoticons we have at the Phlat Forum? AND DON'T MAKE ME ASK FOR IT AGAIN!!! [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    399
    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.
     
    Duane likes this.
  5. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    :) 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 :)
     
  6. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    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.
     
  7. Colin Russon

    Colin Russon Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    17
    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.
     
  8. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    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.
     
  9. The Dude

    The Dude Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    98
    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 ;)
     
    silopolis and Mark Evans like this.
  10. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
  11. The Dude

    The Dude Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    98
    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.
     
    Mark Carew likes this.
  12. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    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.
     
  13. The Dude

    The Dude Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    98
    I'd stick with the hand-crank so I don't need electricity in the forest.
     
  14. bobt

    bobt Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    36
    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
     
  15. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    lol good point :D
     
  16. The Dude

    The Dude Veteran
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    98
    I hijacked the thread, sorry. Might be better to start a whole new thread but that's a ways off for me.
     
  17. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Resident Builder Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    918
    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.
     
  18. raykholo

    raykholo Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    4
    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.
     
  19. Garrett Groll

    Garrett Groll Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    5
    Yes!!! This is exactly what I've been looking for! Where can I purchase the clamp in this build?
     
  20. Paruk

    Paruk Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    142
    Amazon, toggle clamps.
     
  21. dddman

    dddman Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    152
    @Garrett Groll I have two of them, I can make you a kit if you want.
     
  22. Garrett Groll

    Garrett Groll Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    5
    Jodes likes this.
  23. Garrett Groll

    Garrett Groll Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    5
    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.
     
  24. dddman

    dddman Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    152
    Garrett Groll likes this.
  25. Paruk

    Paruk Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    142
    Garrett Groll likes this.
  26. DiggerJ

    DiggerJ Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    109
    Harbor freight has the clamps as well. How are you attaching this to the saw?
     
  27. Mark Evans

    Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  28. Slewratesarego

    Slewratesarego Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    18
    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?
     
    Mark Evans likes this.
  29. dddman

    dddman Master
    Builder

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    152
    Pretty easy, you just need a motor shield and Im sure there is a simple library for it
     
    Slewratesarego likes this.
  30. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    399
    Ref: http://www.openbuilds.com/threads/cut-to-length-machine.1240/
     
    silopolis, Mark Evans and Mark Carew like this.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The OpenBuilds Team is dedicated helping you to Dream it - Build it - Share it! Collaborate on our forums and be sure to visit the Part Store for all your Building needs!
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Support Open Source FairShare Program!

    OpenBuilds FairShare Give Back Program provide resources to Open Source projects, developers and schools around the world. Invest in your future by helping others develop theirs!

    Donate to FairShare!