Miter-gauge Fence

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Blog entry by Dave Owen posted 01-25-2010 06:48 PM 7827 reads 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shortly after completing my shop in 2003, I bought an Incra V27 Miter-gauge. This adjustable Miter-gauge fence I made for it has been one of my most used accessories. I use it mostly on the band saw, but also on the table saw and router table. When I made the fence, I had no thick lumber, so I glued together two pieces of 3/4” oak – then reduced its thickness to about 1-1/8”. The overall length is about 15” land the height is 2-1/4”. The two threaded stud knobs combined with the aluminum track lets me quickly adjust the fence as needed.

The first of the following two photos show the holder I made for the front of the bandsaw cabinet. and the second shows the gauge in its holder.

-- Dave O.

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 07:03 PM

NOW you’ve done it.

You’ve made a really beautiful and functional piece of equipment (the V27) even MORE beautiful and functional.

Might just have to steal your idea. Very nicely done!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 07:17 PM

Great jig.

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 07:31 PM

Very nice. I have the Incra Miter gague but it has an aluminum fence that doesn’t look nearly as nice as the one you built. I like your storage holder also.

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 07:38 PM

Nicely done Dave. Just from seeing your saw table top, I expect you have a very well maintained and equipped shop. It’s wonderful to see and something to aspire to.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 01:09 AM

Incra makes some incredible gauges. I have this one as well and it travel from machine to machine. Woodpecker is sell the SE1000 for 105.00 right now …reg 159.00. Thanks for showing your jig for this gauge,great concept may have to a just mine as well…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 01:35 AM

dave; Excellent idea and execution in tool upgrade and storage solution.
Favorited for future use.
Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 01-26-2010 02:57 AM

Looks good Dave. I need to make a holder for my miter gauge and yours look like a good idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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