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Making a short fence

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Blog series by Betsy updated 12-05-2007 05:50 AM 2 parts 7161 reads 33 comments total

Part 1: A good safety feature for your table saw. Questions at the end

12-03-2007 05:08 AM by Betsy | 23 comments »

Well – here is my version of the short fence. I’d really appreciate your looking at this and letting me know if I’m all wet in my description/explanation or if I’m missing the point or did not explain something very well. That’s the only way I’ll learn – if you tell me. I sincerely appreciate your honesty and your input. So here goes. The case for the short fence is all about safety. When you cut a board you only have complete control of t...

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Part 2: Used it and have some thoughts

12-05-2007 05:50 AM by Betsy | 10 comments »

Ok – I’ve made the short fence and have used it tonight to make my slats for my adirondack chairs. I have mixed feelings about the jig. In one sense it feels safe to use it. However, I can see that it has some potential dangers of its own. When I use my original fence and a push stick, I follow through with the cut all the way past the blade and I push the board off the table top and lift my hand straight up in one smooth motion after the cut is finished. I found that with t...

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