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Band Saw Rip Fence...the Video

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 11-11-2010 01:17 AM 5512 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
Plato….Ancient Greek Philosopher…(428 BC-348 BC)

This short video shows the beauty and simplicity of the Band Saw Rip Fence. The L-shaped fence in the video was made from scrap MDF in 10 minutes and was available for use immediately thereafter. You will notice a protective strip of oak that was glued and pin nailed to the rip side of the fence. This will allow the fence to be used for a long time. The first time you use it you will wonder how you did without it for so long.

This ripping technique allows for very fine slices of veneer which is great for creating bandings of wood inlay.

Note: The rip fence can be clamped to the manufacturer’s fence or it can be clamped to the band saw table to compensate for “drift.”

Read more about the Band Saw Rip Fence made in the Shop.

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 01:38 AM

Works really SLICK…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 03:43 AM

Some times the simplest ideas are the best. Especially when I can use them in my shed. Thanks Alf..

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 04:23 AM

Joe…It works well and increases safety.

Alf…Hope you enjoy the band saw rip fence in your shed. It’s simple, effective, and easy to make. Actually, I am surprised that manufacturers don’t make these as a band saw accessory. These would sell quite well I believe.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 07:41 AM

Bob, if I remember, I told you about it during one of your first videos where you couldn’t get the guard where it wanted to be because it hit yor fence… I’ve been using it for a long time… Works Great!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 03:14 PM

Joe…You are right! This shows the importance of cross pollination. While working on small pieces for wood inlay banding I built the rip fence and thought it would be a good idea to share it with others as well. Good ideas need to be shared. Thank you for sharing!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 05:53 PM

Good idea… Yes, you did good… Others, I’m sure, can use this… whenever the regular fence gets in the way, this fence basically just moves it out of the way so one can make a thiner cut. Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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