The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #15: A Stumpy Short: An Incra LS for $100? Oh yah, baby!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 03-25-2012 01:39 PM 2951 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I always wanted an Incra LS table saw fence. But I didn’t want to sell a kidney to get it. So I bought a much less expensive positioner and adapted it to my existing fence. Now I have the best of both worlds, and it can be used on all of my shop machines… enjoy…

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 01:47 PM

Short but sweet…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 02:06 PM

Another great one. Thanks for the tips and ideas. Keep them coming Stumpy, they are always interesting.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 02:21 PM

‎99 Dollar winner! Frugal Genius at work. Have you taken a caliper to your cuts to prove it out? .001? or ? Beats the hell outta the alternative!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 02:27 PM

No, and I should have made it more clear what I meant. The teeth lock together to bring the positioner to the nearest 1/32 or 1/64” (can’t remember which). So if you are trying to make a cut at 3 7/16”, for example, and your eyes are off a smidge one way or the other, this positioner fixes it for you by nudging it into the correct place when you lock it down. It’s like having a positive stop every 1/64”.

And then when you move the fence to make a different cut, and want to come back to that 3 7/16”, it will insure that you get it right back in the same spot. That’s where the “thousandth of an inch” comes in, the repeatability. You can make a dozen of the same cuts, and move the fence out of alignment and then back between every cut, and all of the boards will still come out exactly the same size, to the thousandth… or whatever… of an inch.

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 02:33 PM

Now what I’m I suppossed to do with my micro adjusting HAMMER????

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 02:33 PM

sweet set up stumpy, I could really use that on certain occasions.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 02:47 PM

Déjà vu???

I’m sure I’ve seen this before today?


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#8 posted 03-25-2012 02:53 PM

Neat setup Stumpy.. does anyone know where to find one of these devices at a reasonable price or does anyone have one they would part with for a reasonable fee??


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#9 posted 03-25-2012 03:42 PM

Cool usage Stumpy. That positioner can be used on many different machines.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 06:43 PM

well that was all well and good, but i sure miss the old good music and the little guy dancin, heck that was half the show… …i want to be the first to say we want him back….nice fence tool…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 03-25-2012 07:38 PM

Stephenw- When I was working on this idea I did a blog on it. That was a week or so ago. Perhaps that is where you saw it?

foneman- Pinnacle Positioners are hard to find. But they are the same thing as the Incra Lite positioner.

Grizz- This was a “Stumpy Short”. In other words, it’s a shortened episode for when the week was to busy for a full episode. The regular stuff will be back next week.

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#12 posted 03-25-2012 07:56 PM

oh great, i sure enjoy the whole show..i guess stumpy is short for the word short, lol..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 03-25-2012 09:16 PM

Pretty clever stumpy and looks like it will have a lot of applications….I like it.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#14 posted 03-25-2012 10:20 PM

you’re a genious Stumps. Keep on keepin on.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 03-26-2012 03:23 AM

You still have to lock down the fence with the front locking handle or it won’t be paralell with the blade do you not? The whole idea is genius though.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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