Resaw Fence

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Project by OldGuysRule posted 01-28-2016 09:01 AM 1749 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m planning on doing some re-sawing in the near future so I needed a fence for the band saw. As always I went to the scrap bin to see what I had. Came up with some nice pieces of half inch plywood, so I started building. I’m not real sure if I like the lock down that I put on it. It does lock it in place but, if I’m not careful when locking down it will move on me. That’s why the lock handle hasn’t been finished yet, it may get reworked. I put a 3/8” x 1/4” bushing in under the bolt just so it would pivot easier. Also put the white Formica on the top side of the lock for the same reason. I’m just hoping that after I use it some the lock will wear down a little and not move the fence while locking down. We will see!

Thanks for looking!!!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 04:40 PM

Good idea, maybe glue a strp of sand paper on the cam to prevent slippage. I just use some bar clamps on my fence.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 07:54 PM

I should have just used clamps.
It’s the twisting action that makes the fence move back. Sand paper would just make it grip and move even worse. I’ve got an idea of a fix but maybe to complicated. I am leaning toward clamps at this point.

May be time for the KISS method. Keep It Simple Stupid!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 05:41 AM

One way to keep it from slipping would be to have the cam push against some kind of block, that then pushes against the fence. Something that slides on elongated holes/slots in the block.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 07:18 AM

Thanks Nitewoodwork that would be easier that what I had in mind. I always seem to over think things.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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