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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #6: Shop Made T-track

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Blog entry by DaveTPilot posted 01-29-2013 01:32 AM 4464 reads 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had an idea of how to make T-track on the cheap. I shot this video with my phone so it is not the best but you get the idea.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com



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Marty5965

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 01:57 AM

Hi Dave, what a great idea. What size stock is it? Does it match a router bit or do you have to finesse the dado?

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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Roger

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 02:22 AM

Very good idea Dave. Thnx for the vid. It worked fine. You must have a good phone… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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camps764

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 02:30 AM

sweet idea! Will be doing this as well. How did you attach the t-track into the miter slot? Epoxy?

-- Steve

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 02:34 AM

That’s a COOL way of getting T-Track… and a sight cheaper too!

Did you epoxy it in the channel?

I have to remember this… Really COOL…

Good tip on using Table saw to cut the slot too!

I really like your Router Table… especially the dust control!

Thank you for sharing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 02:38 AM

Great tip. I always thought that T Track was way overpriced. I made some T Track fom aluminum poster frames (just ripped on edge off on the table saw. Ain’t cheap great?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DaveTPilot

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 03:17 AM

Thanks guys.

The stock is 3/4” square. I used a 3/4” straight bit to cut the “miter slot” and it was a perfect fit.

I pre-drilled 2 holes in each track, countersunk them and used small screws. The screw heads don’t sit completely flush, but they don’t need to. The carriage bolt never touches the bottom of the track.

Also, I forgot to mention, the square stock is the same thickness as the router table top so I added a piece of 3/4” ply under the track slot for a base to screw it to.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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GarageWoodworks

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 03:24 AM

Excellent idea. Thanks.

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James Lango

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 05:28 AM

Nice video and GREAT idea!

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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woodklutz

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 02:07 PM

Great thinking! Thanks.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#10 posted 01-29-2013 04:52 PM

Great tip. Thank you!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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brucethecontrarian

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 06:13 PM

Well played.

-- Bruce, UK

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Rick M.

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#12 posted 01-29-2013 06:50 PM

Nicely done, good tip.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 01-30-2013 03:29 AM

Thanks for sharing an excellent tip!.

-- - Ajay

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