Sorry it's taken so long to post some more pics, thanks guys for your interest in this!
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!
What kind of tubing is that?
Yeah, it's Unistrut. Usually used for mounting conduit:
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.
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:
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!