Since this project is most definitely not made of wood, I thought I best make this a blog entry and not a project. I wanted a solid platform to mount a magnetic base used with the dial indicator to adjust my table saw. The goal was to create a tool that would slide back and forth in the miter slot and not require a lot of adjustment.
I decided to use some bar stock, about 7/8” in diameter, just slightly larger than the slot. This would accomplish two things, first there would not have to be any adjustments in the miter slot to adjust out any slop, the bar sits nicely on the corners. Since the surface contact is at a minimum, it slides easily when required.
Next, I wanted a solid piece of steel to attach the magnet to, so 1/4” plate was selected for the task.
The finished project:
It works great, was cheap (free, access to scrap and tool room at work) and will last forever.
Thanks for looking!
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