My blog, “Works for me #9: Fence Clamps”, was about a number of uses I’ve discovered for fence clamps. Because of the positive responses to that blog, I decided to describe a couple of additional uses I came up with while building a small, portable table for a Bosch Colt trim router. (a blog on the table itself will be posted within a week or so.)
The photo shows a portion of the table and the fence to illustrate both ideas. I decided to make a simple. one-piece fence for the table, and one of a pair of MDF auxiliary fences is shown fastened to that fence with the clamps.
The second idea is the clamp shown holding the fence to the table. Two 3/8” rare-earth magnets were pressed into a hole in the center of each end to retain the clamps. The magnets avoid the clamps falling out, while making them easy to remove when needed for another purpose.
-- Dave O.