A workshop out of the floodplane #3: A new fence for the old saw

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Blog entry by withheld posted 01-19-2011 05:20 PM 1601 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Based on Jamie's blog entries on upgrading a Craftsman table saw with a new delta T2 fence, I decided to do the same.
The fence arrived last night

I might need some better drill bits for the job and a good center punch, if I understand his blog entries, but it sounds like the thing to do is proceed very slowly and carefully. Which in my case means measure 10 times, cut once.

As an aside the thing the fence is resting on is a small pegboard tool holder I started working on. Given my skills(or lack thereof) its not surprising the pegboard is not that accurately fitted to the wooded frame underneath. It’s not apparent in the photo, but there’s a perhaps 1/16th in difference in the size. I might be able to trim that off so it fits the pegboard. At least it appears to be relatively square, which amazed me.

Why is that pegboard so small you may ask? I plan to make several of them to fit in between the windows in the shop. There are four of them, so I plan to put these contraptions in between each window to make use of that space. One I get these tool holders built I’ll put them in as a project. But I think I want to get the fence installed first.

I also need to get the dust collector set up. I’m still waiting for the filter to arrive from Wynn Environmental. Shoudl be here this week, I think. And I want to replace the roller cart the table saw is on. I’ve been happy with the one I got from Harbor Freight for the Grizzy jointer.

-- rdh

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