Router table fence
A little tour through my work on this project.
This is the second part of my little project.
The next part here are to make a table fence, that can be attached to my table saw fence.
In the back you see the Festool saw fence, in front some more BOSCH aluminum profiles.
The profiles are cut to length, and I fitted some hardwood pieces to join them, and make ‘sliders’.
Setup of the aluminum part. The hole in the center are for the bit, and for shop vacuum.
The wood front are made from high quality plywood.
First I cut a hole in the front, and then routed out 9 mm of the fence thickness all the way through, with a dovetail bit, in this way I make it possible to add a zero clearance board.
Here a picture of the setup.
And from the back.
Gluing the two halfs of the fence, the top and the lover part can move sideways, so it’s possible to use bigger bits, than the current hole.
And yes, my table are a real mess, please enjoy it!
Then I cut some ‘dovetailed’ inserts for the zero clearance.
Here I used the table saw, since it was faster to tilt the blade and make two cuts.
The thought is that I can use both of the inserts ends, so there are two bits fitted for each.
Making holes for the mount.
Using the advanced version of a deep stop… Paint tape.
Time to use my threaded insert jig.
By the way this will not reach the Popular Woodworking Magazine anyway, since they wanted the right for the project to bring it, and I of course thought this was not an option (was quite surprised).
Insert set in the jig.
And now in action.
Holes and threaded inserts aligned.
Fitting the screws.
Ready to be mounted in the gliders.
Mounting – as you can see the screws are fitted from the back through the profile, this makes it possible to glide the lower part sideways if needed.
Here the fence mounted, and I have started the vacuum mount.
I will continue this blog in the next part called the finale.
Hope it could be a inspiration to some, and just a sweet laugh to others
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.