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Trying to establish where my parts will be on top and underneith. I pretty much copied my Incra top for miter to plate distance


Starting to put lines down trying to figure out where the torsion box supports will run . It gets kind of tough to figure out so I'm going to wing it . I just made sure the supports do not interfere with the bolts that come threw for the miter slot or the lower router plate insert .


I seriously thought I'd get further than this but I got the sides on . I meant to biscuit the corners but forgot .

I'm thinking of adding an MDF plate on the one end and biscuiting it to make the corners super strong . The other end where the router is gets a piece of hardwood attached so there's no sharp edges . If you look at the bolts on the fence rails, that's another thing I have to make sure the torsion boxes webs don't interfere with .

I am going to start building interlocking pieces for the torsion box ribs inside tommorow , and instead of putting screws threw the top I'm going to use biscuits to attach them inside the top . I'm sure if I put blocking inside I can guide the biscuit jointer to where I want .
I couldn't find any weld bond glue so I bought this . Not my first choice but I'm hoping it's ok

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Having another thought . Instead of securing the torsion ribs to the underside of the top with screws from above or biscuits underneith , I'm thinking glue only and after the glue has set I'm going to brush in fibreglass resin . I'm not talking the cloth JUST the resin. I've used it on MDF in car audio and when the resin dries nothing's moving . It will also create a barrier from humidity so it's a win win . Once the inside is complete I'll screw and glue the 1/2" MDF bottom .

I definitely see why you guys recommend plywood over MDF for the torsion box ribs , as I'm pretty sure seeing as its laminated wood it will resist flexing a lot better than MDF would
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just pocket hole screw it...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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just pocket hole screw it...
I forgot about that idea and we discussed that . Geez I'm hating old age

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because it's MDF you are still miles ahead by going through the top...

about those splinters yur whining about...
dam yur delicate...

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because it's MDF you are still miles ahead by going through the top...

about those splinters yur whining about...
dam yur delicate...
Yes slivers are one of my pet peeves . Right next to needles

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Cut some cross bracing from 3/4" plywood



Installed my dado blade and got a snug fit


Test fitting pieces



All sections fit well . I am going to cut some other separate pieces to fill in the voids in the centre , although I don't think it's necessary . Now I have to take it apart and drill pocket holes in these cross pieces and add glue and screws


Checking to see if the Incra DC is going to have proper clearance .Think it's going to ok but I never assembled it yet and I'm not sure if the ribs of the torsion box are going to be in the way . Hopefully it all works out

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Rick,

Your making some real progress. Looks good so far.

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Guys I put a couple small pieces of wood together and tested that glue . I couldn't break it so although I'm a weldbond fan , I bought a whole gallon of this tight bond stuff .

So it's off to the garage to see if I can get the torsion bracing pocket holed and glued . I've never used a pocket hole system before and I tried my Kreg out earlier . I think it's safe to use inch and a quarter screws from what I see using 3/4" material on both pieces that connect together ?
Hopefully the laminate is on tonight

Also I checked out my template that I bought from woodpecker and I'm not all that impressed with the fit . I tried my Incra plate in the Incra table and it's a perfect fit , yet when I drop the plate in the MDF template I bought there's about a mm play both ways ?
I believe there's a screw you turn on the Incra players to snug them up but I'd sooner have a better fit right off the hop .
I do have a template that I built but it needs a bit of a repair . But I'm thinking about using the template I bought and putting a small piece of aluminum tape around the bearing of the router but to change it a few thousands and make it tighter ? Done it in the past on guides and it helped but I'm not so sure about how well it will stay on the bearing
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Rick,

Your making some real progress. Looks good so far.

Bill
Thanks Bill , it amazes me how time consuming things can be that I think should take very little time at all . I like to take my time though as I'd prefer not to get hurt either , or not design something right and have to start from scratch.
This is the first time I've ever tried to interlock pieces of wood before and it went much better than expected .
The bottom half is going to be 1/2" MDF , that is why the bracing is a 1/2" lower than the bottom edge . Obviously the router table is upside down right now in case any one is wondering.

I'm going to put the white arborite on and cut the the dados out before I attach the bottom . This way in the event that I screw up I can abandon the and start over while not wasting a ton more glue and another piece of MDF .

I am going to kibosh the idea of using my Festool connected to its track to dado the slots for the miter and T-track , and instead build a template and have it clamped down and double sided taped in order to not have an incident. Hate to get this far and then make a boo boo

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