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Took the ideas found here and online to develop my own portable and easily deployed milling station. Simple enough - 2X6 height guides with multiple hole locations for 1” to 4” stock. Particle board sled is sealed with Spar Poly and waxed edges for a smooth glide over the rails - it’ll make up to 21” wide cuts on about 5’ long pieces. That’s a Yonico 2.5” wide shouldered flattening bit and it cuts nicely. I’m still waiting for a few Cherry slabs to drop below their 15% moisture level to give this a try.
 

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we love KISS/MISS...
nicely done...
 
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Very nice...! Can't wait to hear the results...
 
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Ummmmmm...

I got to thinking.... (and I didn't hurt anything, maybe)...

how do you intend to hold the slab in place while you dress your slab???...
what do you think of cam clamps only mounting them on T track or T slot???...
cam clamp your piece and then tighten the screw in clamp to hold it's position...
gluing on some no skid rubber on the edges should increase the holing power of the clam...
WTB the CNC folks here will probably have better ideas the really work..

here's some examples I found...

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I got to thinking.... (and I didn't hurt anything, maybe)...

how do you intend to hold the slab in place while you dress your slab???...

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I will shim underneath to support any big gaps but to hold the slab I’ll just use a number of 3” wood screws along the live edges once it’s as level as possible. Love all those clamps but a 30 lb. slab will sit still once it’s In position. The table top is expendable as far as screwing things down onto it goes.
 

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I will shim underneath to support any big gaps but to hold the slab I’ll just use a number of 3” wood screws along the live edges once it’s as level as possible. Love all those clamps but a 30 lb. slab will sit still once it’s In position. The table top is expendable as far as screwing things down onto it goes.
screw holes in the underside is one thing but in the top... that's s whole 'nother matter..
 

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I like it. Nice and simple and cheap but still very effective. I tend to agree with that a 30 lb. slab probably won't move much when you are just shaving a bit off it but if it does, or on a lighter piece, you could take two boards with screw points sticking out the ends and jamb them into the ends of your slab and then clamp those to the table. No screws in your table or your slab that way.
 
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