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Project by bdresch posted 08-08-2014 01:52 AM 2484 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I build this based on plans from woodgears.ca. I used all 1/2” hardwood ply instead of 3/4 that was called for in the plan because thats what I had laying around. I added a T-track, gussets, and a dust port. I also made a couple brass shims to stick behind the out feed fence so I could use it as an edge jointer. So far I have only used it to edge joint, and it worked great. I’ve got to make some moulding for my porch so I am excited to try using it for that. These pictures are pre-finishing. I coated the fence faces in paste wax and put 3 coats of shellac on the rest of it.





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geekwoodworker

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 10:22 AM

Dude you totally ruined your saw putting that junk on it. Just kidding it looks great. I like mathias wandels projects too.

Are you gonna make the tilting fence lift too. I made it and love how simple it was to make and how well it works.

Nice looking fence.

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robscastle

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 10:37 AM

Do you adjust the Tee section from the back?

Ignore the comment/question! I took another look and worked out its adjusting the lower fence area and cutter opening.

-- Regards Robert

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bdresch

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 02:31 AM

As an engineer I think that tilting lift is pretty cool, but I’ve got too many projects on the plate and the pragmatist in me is sticking with my plane old phenolic router plate for now.

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Matt

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 06:00 PM

Looks great. I have the same saw and am considering this upgrade to it.

How do you perform the setup for “jointer” mode? (i.e. aligning the fence to get a cut exactly the thickness of your shims on the outfeed side). Do you install the shims on both sides and line the fence up to get 0 cut, then remove them on the infeed side?

Thanks,
Matt

-- I do this for fun.

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bdresch

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 06:19 PM

I only added the shims to the out feed side, then align the out feed fence to the bit with a steel straight edge. The shims I use are a single piece so the faces stay parallel when I only shim the one.

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Matt

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 12:08 AM

Thanks! How thick are they?

-- I do this for fun.

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bdresch

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 12:15 AM

I have 1 thats 0.015” and 1 thats 0.005”. It’s just sheets of brass stock I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I only tried using the 0.015” so far because that is about how far out the edges I had to joint were from square.

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