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Project by RKW posted 1725 days ago 3169 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the auxillary fence is based on plans i saw in woodsmith magazine. It took me a total of 45 minutes to make. I knew i was soon going to attempt some raised pannels, and it worked nicely. The insert plate was something i realized i needed after i attempted the pannels without it. Fortunately i did not sustain any injuries. Once my first pannel was about half way across the blade it slipped in between the blade and the insert plate causing my workpiece to almost jerk out of my hands. My saw bogged down and came to a stop. Thankfully neither my saw or myself suffered any damage.

I had heard of using a zero clearance plate, but didnt really understand the point. I learned an important lesson. To see pannels check out my book case posting.

-- RKWoods





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1725 days ago

Super Table saw accessories

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cstrang

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#2 posted 1725 days ago

I need to build a auxillary fence like this one sometime soon and as for the zero clearance insert I always have one near by if not in the saw already, they are truly an aaccessory worth their weight in gold for many reasons. Thanks for the post and good job.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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huff

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#3 posted 1725 days ago

Great auxillary fence and a great lesson learned. Glad you didn’t get hurt.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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DocK16

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#4 posted 1725 days ago

I guess now you understand the point of a zero clearance throat plate. I know when you cut raised panels on a table saw it has to be tilted about 15 degrees. Make sure you have a separate plate cut to the specific angle you want. If you try to turn your blade while it is set in 0 degree plate it will bind on the blade , very dangerous.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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RexMcKinnon

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#5 posted 1725 days ago

Lesson learned with no harm done. Great fence and insert.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1725 days ago

Great accessories and well worth the time to make them.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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LesB

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#7 posted 1725 days ago

I like the tall auxiliary fence as a “box” design. Must make it quite stable.

-- Les B, Oregon

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stefang

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#8 posted 1724 days ago

Your fence looks vertical. As Dock says you need an angled fence to cut raised panels with. How did you create the angle?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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RKW

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#9 posted 1724 days ago

Its very stable Les. The plans called for two bolts and knobs on fence to keep it from moving. I put them on but they are not necessary, the fence is snug and heavy and there is no way it can move.

Stefang, the fence is vertical, i titlted the blade 14 degrees. I never considered a tilted fence. Interesting idea. Wouldnt that be more complicated?

-- RKWoods

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Jerry

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#10 posted 1724 days ago

Good to hear “no injuries”....the accessories look great. I am sure you will get lots of use out of them.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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stefang

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#11 posted 1724 days ago

I would think that you could construct an angled fence that would glide alongside your regular fence and have a hook like box on the back which would fit over your regular fence. This would give you the same control as with your current fence. This arrangement my be a little better because you could leave your saw blade straight with a zero clearance insert.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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FarmerBill

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#12 posted 1583 days ago

Randy,
How do you angle the sawblade with a zero clearance insert?
Man, I never use my Steel City Table Saw (if I can help it) without the RIVING KNIFE!
Nice job, but I agree with, “stefang” that it is much safer to build an angled fench platform.
GOOD WOODWORKING 7 BE SAFE, SAFE, SAFE!

-- Farmer Bill Patriot to the U.S.A. Constitution & Bill of Rights under GOD!

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