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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 11-23-2015 08:15 PM 2975 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,I’ve made a new fence for my table saw out of hardwood, its in the Biesemeyer style.I built it on a 300 mm x 50 mm Aluminium angle.

This is a follow on from my blade alignment article.
Ripped the base down but shaped the bottom into a L shape for stability .Picture 3

I Fixed the base on the Aluminium angle with hot melt glue before self tapping through the angle into the base.
I warmed the Aluminium in my kitchen oven so that i had time to square it up and clamp it before the glue set.

Build the fence on top of the base keeping the build tight to the straight edge, when fixing the cross members leave enough room for your push sticks.

The front of my fence is about 1,5 mm from the table top to allow for saw dust

The lock mechanism is a flat bar with a bolt fixed to it and the turn knob is shop made with a nut trapped inside.

You could use a large head coach bolt

I routed a channel for the fence lock to slide in.

Finally I faced the fence with Melamine after making sure that no adjustments where needed to the fence alignment i waxed the fence and the table.

For a more comprehensive view of all the steps please check out the video

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune





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muesli

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#1 posted 11-24-2015 09:48 AM

Marcello,

I like your fence and of course your build-video!
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Uwe

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 04:37 PM

Thanks for the the idea and video. I have been thinking about building a small table saw using a very thin blade for ripping small stock, was wondering how to build a fence. This gave me some ideas.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Marcello Bianchi

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 08:19 AM

Thanks for the feedback

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune

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