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Is there a way to put a micro adjustment on to this type of fence? (Biesemeyer clone)
http://woodgears.ca/reader/walters/fence_micro.html
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I think the scrollsaw reindeer ornament would be a better use of material and time.

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Crap table saw improved!

First checked out this forum a couple of weeks ago for some help on homemade fences... after 10 hours of drilling, tapping, cutting and grinding I can cut 26" instead of the pretty useless 11 1/4"! Love the website.

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First checked out this forum a couple of weeks ago for some help on homemade fences... after 10 hours of drilling, tapping, cutting and grinding I can cut 26" instead of the pretty useless 11 1/4"! Love the website.

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Nice work. It looks sturdy as all get out. It looks really industrial. What kind of tubing is that? Why limit to 26"...shop space tight? I'm lookin' at the fence lock down handle and it looks like a socket wrench handle. Is that what it is?

Do you have plans for mounting a measure tape to the rail?








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Looks like the tubing is standard u-channel. It is used for mounting conduits and plumbing.

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fearless---- do you have any plans or can you do a write up? or more pics....that is what I want to do.
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fearless---- do you have any plans or can you do a write up? or more pics....that is what I want to do.
http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh....php?p=1588940

Good instructions in that link. I used 1/8" angle iron for everything except the top part that slides which was 1/4". Also, did not bother with the grub screws or brass/plastic spacers (gibs). I just adjusted for square at the t-joint where the fence joins to the slider.
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Sorry it's taken so long to post some more pics, thanks guys for your interest in this!

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fearless---- do you have any plans or can you do a write up? or more pics....that is what I want to do.
Basically everything is drilled, tapped and bolted together. I ground the bolts off flush with the angle iron then belt sanded the sharp edges. Tek screws work really well into angle iron if you pre-drill them like a micron smaller than the threads. They're not coming out! I strongly recommend a welder, the drilling and tapping gets old after a very short period of time!

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What kind of tubing is that?
Yeah, it's Unistrut. Usually used for mounting conduit:
http://www.diychatroom.com/attachmen...rvice-mast.jpg

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Why limit to 26"...shop space tight?
I was at a client's house in the middle of a project and was ready to throw the stock fence over their fence! I was in kind of a hurry and didn't think that far ahead. I should have made something removable for transport...next time.

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I'm lookin' at the fence lock down handle and it looks like a socket wrench handle. Is that what it is?
It's off a juicer my girlfriend was nice enough to let me repurpose:
http://www.basequipment.com/Manual-J...e-p/553372.htm

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Do you have plans for mounting a measure tape to the rail?
Yep. Along with a nice laminate sub fence, coming soon!

And then the pics in order:

The stock version in action...yeesh!

The night I "finished" it and was able to make the first good cut.

In it's current configuration attached to a 4x8 work table with casters.

Top view...everything is bolted together. Again, welder and some welding know how I imagine would have made things a lot easier. Note the extra angle iron missing from the second photo. It needed a bit more rigidity.

And the view from the underside. The little part that grips the Unistrut is aluminum. I recently added a strong spring in there which holds it tight against the Unistrut and makes it slide perfectly square too. I don't yet have a method of keeping it all together when you take the fence off. No big deal. I'll post more when the new mods are done!

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