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Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table #8: New Router Fence

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Blog entry by Ger21 posted 06-03-2010 01:32 AM 2266 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Installed Part 8 of Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table series Part 9: Router Mounted »

Been a little while, but I’m still working on this.

I built this thing in order to get a very precise and flexible tool. So I needed a new fence to attach to my Incra Ultra. I wanted to be able to mount accessories and auxiliary fences. I went with Baltic Birch, as I have a ton of smaller pieces. I CNC’d the front and back plates, with dado’s and holes for t-nuts. T-Nuts on both sides for attaching auxiliary fences, and T-Nut’s for mounting to the Incra. Also have a hole for the shop vac dust collection fitting. I took it off my old fence. When routing the edge of boards, it get’s about 99% of the dust.

I assembled the fence with glue, and clamped it to my Unisaw table face down, so it’s very flat. Before assembly, I sealed all the plywood edges with epoxy, to minimize the poly soaking in. After two coats, it looks pretty good, but I think I’ll need to spray a final coat to get an even finish all around.

Over the weekend I cut an auxiliary fence, 10” high. After a few coats of poly to seal it, I’ll counterbore the holes on the back for t-nuts to attach featherboards. I also cut some featherboard blanks with slots for adjustability. I’ll put two coats of poly on those before cutting the kerfs on the tablesaw. I made 4, two baltic birch and two from some poplar in the scrap pile. If they don’t work well, I’ll make some from maple or birch.

I still haven’t made the router insert plates, but I’ll definitely glue them up this weekend, and get a router mounted in the next two weeks. Cant wait to start using this.

Didn’t take any pictures during assembly, as I was in a hurry, but have some of the finishing.




-- Gerry, http://g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 01:35 AM

This looks fabulous Gerry fine looking fence Hopefully this will last for years to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 03:05 AM

Nice work. Keep us informed

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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