Homemade table saw fence #3: Clamping brackets and -cam

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Blog entry by Bram Couttouw posted 02-04-2012 08:45 PM 22777 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Fence tube plug and squaring angle Part 3 of Homemade table saw fence series Part 4: Paint job and wooden handle »

Now that the squaring angle is attached to the fence tube, it’s time to make the clamping brackets.
For the shaping and drilling of these brackets, I’ve clamped them togheter so the shape and holes will line up perfectly.

First of all, I cut the 2 pieces of steel. As you can see, it’s reclaimed steel.

I’ve cut off the corners, just for the aesthetics and I’ve also marked the holes to be drilled.

Holes got drilled…

To keep the 2 brackets the right distance apart from eachother during the welding, I’ve used 2 bolts and some nuts. You can also see the clamping cam in this picture.

Clamped down for welding…

Freshly welded.

It looks a lot better after some grinding

For the clamping cam, I’ve drilled a hole off center to achieve the clamping action.

Next, I’ve drilled and tapped holes for the adjustment screws.

In this picture you can see the pressure plate to prevent the clamping cam to push directly against the fence tube.

The whole fence system complete, including the back rail. I’ve also scraped the paint off of my table saw table.

The completed fence, waiting for it’s first layer of paint.

Thanks for watching!

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 07:59 AM

Great job, Looks very well built and sturdy

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 08:21 AM

That’s great .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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