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Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table #7: Installed

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Blog entry by Ger21 posted 1549 days ago 1470 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Almost ready to mount Part 7 of Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table series Part 8: New Router Fence »

Got the top installed yesterday.

Not happy with the finish, though. But it’ll work. I could have saved a tremendouns amount of time by finishing with epoxy only. Two coats would have probably done it. As it is, i just keep sanding through in spots. But you can’t really tell.

First time I moved the fence, though, the plastic pad the fence slides on scratched it up, due to 15 years of debris embedded in the nylon. So, I took it off, chucked it in the lathe and faced it up so it was nice and clean, and smooth.

Routing the holes to expose the T-Nuts was a little tricky, and no one will notice where I had a little trouble finding them. :-) Now I need to make up some featherboards and a new fence. I’ll get the phenolic for the plate glued up this week, so I can get a router mounted.

Now I need to design a cabinet for blade storage, and table support. Also need to put my miter gauge in there, since I no longer have the clearance to get it on the hanger under the table.

-- Gerry, http://home.comcast.net/~cncwoodworker/CNC_Woodworker.html



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bigike

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#1 posted 1549 days ago

Oh man that is nice, all that hard work really paid off.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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559dustdesigns

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#2 posted 1548 days ago

I really appreciate seeing someones vision come together.
This is one of those “who cares how long it took and what it cost me, I did it”.
I have done a few projects that I spent a lot of time and effort on in order to prove to myself it’ll work.
I can see you enjoy challenging yourself and trying new methods.
Great job, Thank you for sharing this table.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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