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Quick n' Dirty Bandsaw Fence

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Project by Jeison posted 01-04-2010 11:46 PM 3036 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a fence for my little benchtop bandsaw, and I saw this design in one of my woodworking magazines. Eventually I want to make a larger auxiliary table, and I actually have a Delta auxiliary fence to mount (the design of the underside of the stock table makes mounting it impossible atm) but until then this works fairly well. Once its squared and locked in place I haven’t had any issues with it shifting.

You can see the designs pretty straightforward, the clamp is one of the cheap 6” bar clamps from HF (actually its the second one, on the first the orange trigger snapped off when I locked in place, stupid cheap HF stuff). Anyways, for a $2 clamp and 10 minutes of work it gets the job done until I redo the table.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.





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deeman

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 05:25 AM

That is very creative. What mag did you find that in?

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 05:38 AM

i wonder if this technique works well for a TS fence… hmm…

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Jeison

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 05:41 AM

I’m pretty sure it was Wood Magazine, not sure of the issue, I’d have to search through ‘em to find it.

I dunno if it would work for a tablesaw, one issue I have with it is when I lock it down with enough pressure to keep it rigid, the cleat on the back end wants to pop off. Then again I just used a couple screws and a butt joint, it could certainly be built stronger and made out of better denser wood, maybe extend the cleat where it contacts the table to turn it into a T-square style.

Or maybe build an L-shaped fence with some right angle braces that have 3/4” holes cut through, run a pipe through and use a pipe clamp?

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 04:16 PM

Looks like a good start to me. If you used a longer clamp and then the clamp could put pressure on the cleat.

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

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Jeison

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 07:01 PM

Good idea, but in my case the table width + the cleat is just a bit too wide for a 12” clamp :(

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 07:00 PM

I LIKE IT!!!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 07:12 PM

Now that’s just to darn smart. great idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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