|Project by Jack Barnhill||posted 01-27-2010 04:47 AM||5309 views||35 times favorited||9 comments|
Peeling back the onion another layer. To build my taper jig, I needed to cut a runner to fit in the miter track and guide the taper jig. I started to pull out my thin-strip jig that I made some time ago but decided that I should first install the PALS Contractor Saw Alignment System and align the blade to the miter track and then align the fence.
I have a dial gauge with a magnetic base but, after trying several configurations, I could not get the base positioned right to check the alignment of the blade. It finally came to me that I already had the thin-strip jig that fit the miter track so I mounted a holder for the dial gauge onto the thin-strip gauge and, while it’s not the perfect configuration, it worked really well for the purpose.
I plan to refine the design and make a better one. I’ll be sure to post it when I get it made.
EDIT: Lee noticed that I do not have a splitter in the pictures. Good catch, Lee. I normally do have the ZCI with a splitter in when ripping but, when I decided to take the pictures, I had the saw set up for the cross-cut sled and forgot to change the ZIC for the pictures.
-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com