I got a toggle clamp from our freinds at Lee Valley. It has a 700 lb. rating. I had to attach it to the fence. It was bigger than I had thought so a small piece from the ash pile, copy the holes from the original piece of aluminum and counter sink them really far so the bolts will reach.
Get the hole spacing for the clamp, drill and counter bore for some T nuts on the back.
A test fit onto the fence itself.
OK, I need a longer bolt to put the pressure on the square tube, but with the rubber end in you can see that it is goeing to work nicely.
I am sure that it will have to be rebuilt, the ash has a tendency to split, I will likely replace it with plywood or, if a piece of aluminum comes my way….... To say I was happy with it would be an understatement. The plans have been in my head for so long, it’s great to see it coming together. Not only that, once the pressure bolt is replaced with a longer one, the saw can be set up and be functional. WOO HOO!
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