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Board buddies attached to fence

I've recently acquired a pair of board buddies and a t-track for them to sit in. I have a biesemeyer fence that I'd like to attach them to, but the fence is metal and I don't want to do something permanent to it. Any ideas on how I can get the T-track attached without drilling into my fence? I was thinking of attaching the t-track to a piece of MDF, but can't figure out a clean way of keeping the mdf attached to the fence.
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You could mount the track to a sacrificial L shaped fence and clamp that to the original fence when needed with fence clamps shown below and you'll also need a way to lock down the end of the fence to keep from raising under pressure from the board buddies.

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Use Marv's idea or...

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/b...-wheels-30920/

I had the same issue with my Biesmeyer fence on this Powermatic Model 68. These are a version of "board buddies" from Leichtung years back that I drilled and tapped into the top the fence. I used fine thread screws since the metal thickness is under 1/8".





You could drill and tap for your "T" track OR just use a snug fitting piece of MDF in the center area of the fence and screw it down.

Marv's idea is good because you can easily remove the setup when it gets in the way, and in my experience that could be often.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Great ideas. I've got an idea on how to keep the fence grounded, which would work well with a sacrificial fence.
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I've recently acquired a pair of board buddies and a t-track for them to sit in. I have a biesemeyer fence that I'd like to attach them to, but the fence is metal and I don't want to do something permanent to it. Any ideas on how I can get the T-track attached without drilling into my fence? I was thinking of attaching the t-track to a piece of MDF, but can't figure out a clean way of keeping the mdf attached to the fence.
Why are you worried about your fence, a couple holes will not do any harm to it and just may prevent an accident if some jury rigged solution lets go in the middle of a cut.

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use fence clamps

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I've recently acquired a pair of board buddies and a t-track for them to sit in. I have a biesemeyer fence that I'd like to attach them to, but the fence is metal and I don't want to do something permanent to it. Any ideas on how I can get the T-track attached without drilling into my fence? I was thinking of attaching the t-track to a piece of MDF, but can't figure out a clean way of keeping the mdf attached to the fence.
Use your MDF wioth the dado for the T track and attach it by using fence clamps like these:
http://www.rockler.com/universal-fence-clamps


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