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Not every small carpentry workshop has “heavy artillery” in the form of a planer or jointer, but almost always there is a main machine – a circular saw. Its functionality is perfectly expandable by adding various devices, carriages and stops.
In this article, Ivan, the author of the YouTube channel “Crazy Workshop”, will tell you how he made an interesting carriage in terms of functionality. This carriage works in tandem with a parallel stop.
This project is simple enough to make, and it can be repeated in a small carpentry workshop.
Materials needed for DIY.
– Sheet plywood, board
– T-bolts, enlarged washers
– Bakelite wing nuts
– Sandpaper, wood glue.
Tools used by the author.
– Circular saw, circular saw blades
– Wood drills with countersinks
– Hand routers
– Wood cutters
– Silicone glue application tool set
– F-clamps , square, tape measure, pencil.
So, the main material for this homemade product will be sheet plywood 24 mm thick.
The first task is to cut several strips from it, taking into account the dimensions of the parallel stop section. They will be used to assemble an h-shaped box with a high front side.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Making a carriage for processing ends on a circular saw" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-06/1623537271_it-006.jpg"/> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-06/1623537306_it-008.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> aluminum T-rail . The master decided to save money and make a T-shaped groove on his own.
To do this, he cut a couple of strips from 8mm plywood, just the height of the bolt head. The width of the strips is such that, taking into account the gap from the head of the T-bolt, they completely cover the surface of the main part.
By setting two bolts as spacers, both stripes are laid out end-to-end with them.
Two more strips are laid on top of the resulting structure. They are literally a few millimeters wider than the previous ones, and their edges form the second part of the T-shaped groove. These strips are pressed against the threaded part of the bolts.
Of course, instead of ordinary bolts, you can use special T-bolts , just intended for such purposes. There will be fewer problems with fitting and jamming of the heads inside the groove.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Making a carriage for processing ends on a circular saw" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-06/1623537319_it-028.jpg"/> So , the parts are fitted, and the lower of the strips is fixed first. A few short self-tapping screws are enough.
Now, having attached the panel to the parallel stop, the master presses with two F-clamps to its reverse side a strip-cover of the future carriage.
Having removed the structure, pilot holes are made in the panel so that they fall into the middle of the lid edge. This operation is also performed using a wood drill with countersink .
Now you can glue all the remaining strips to the front panel, remembering to install the bolts as spacers.
Again using the parallel stop as a template, the master pressed the back panel of the box, and screwed it to constructions.
This is the construction of the carriage.
In the upper part, the master reinforces it with triangular stiffening ribs. The blocks are first glued to the structure, and then screwed on with self-tapping screws.
Cutting another strip of 24-mm plywood, the foreman switches to a milling machine.
An 8-mm straight cutter is installed on it (according to the diameter of the thread of the bolt), and two long slots are formed along the centerline in several passes.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-06/1623537279_it-066.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Everything is ready, you can insert the bolts into the T-slot, and install the clamping bar.
The enlarged washers are put on the bolts, and the bar will be pressed using wing nuts .
Of course, with the help of such a carriage, classic spikes and grooves can be formed at the ends. However, the master decides to show a slightly different method of application, for example, making facades from boards.
The prepared part is inserted between the bar and the carriage, and clamped. In this case, the end of the part must completely touch the surface of the sawing table.
The master tilts the saw blade at a very small angle, adjusts the position of the parallel stop together with the carriage, and forms a bevel with a small step on the workpiece.
If you move the stop further from the saw blade, you get an even bevel.
The same operation can be performed along the entire length of the board, forming bevels on all sides. Such elements will be very difficult to repeat using a milling machine.
After sanding with sandpaper, you get the following result.
Here's an interesting carriage turned out by the master. For durability, the surface of the product should be impregnated with linseed oil, or covered with acrylic varnish.
Thanks to the author for a simple but useful device for a circular saw.
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