The aluminum bar stock arrived and I got a big surprise.
The 5/8” wide piece fit snugly in the bottom of the track with very little wobble/slop.
The surprise was the 3/8” x 1/2” stock. It also fit nicely between the tabs – when I turned the 1/2” side between the slots..
Stacked together, the are a very nice solution with just a small amount above the table. I could probably bolt them together and easily make a sled that spans the blade and rides above the table and in the track bottom. Here’s a pic (hard to see from the pic, but it’s the best I could do.
Here’s a pan back:
I feel hopeful finally…
Time for a new CAD drawing!
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.