I got tired of adjusting the height of the auxiliary table, and tried attaching the DRO
to a floating table instead. The DRO
is very light, and the table doesn't sag at all. With the configuration pictured below, it's possible to do cuts up to about 16.5" inches. With no gap between the tables, the maximum is 12.75".
It has been a few years since this was posted...just curious as to how well this is holding up? Sorry, I only recently discovered the forum and saw your post. Any issues with the Wixey DRO
on the Shopsmith?
In addition to attaching a DRO
, I would be interested in knowing if anyone ever thought of, or attempted to attach a threaded rod to the Shopsmith tables (see link below). Idea would be a poor man's version of an Incra system. Of course, the Achilles heel with this or getting a full blown Incra setup is the breakdown for other Shopsmith functions, but if one had a dedicated Shopsmith for TS it could be attractive for the precision offered in indexing and measurement.
One thought for this for large width cuts would be to place the fence on a floating table. Instead of waytubes, threaded rod could be used inside of the waytube holder with threaded plugs placed inside the ends of the waytube holders. Just a thought, but this wouldn't work for shorter rip cuts.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMLhV05iWT4&t=45s