T2 Fence and Custom Rails

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Project by rpete posted 03-03-2010 04:01 AM 3028 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t really a woodworking project but definitely relates to it.
Through a lousy ebay experience I found myself the owner of a Delta T2 fence with no rails. I decided to make custom rails to fit my older Craftsman TS. I used 1 1/2” angle for the back rail, 2 1/2” angle and 2” square tube for the front rails. Rather than paint them, I took them in and had a guy powder coat them. After several days after work of adjusting and fine-tuning, I have my saw cutting inside of 0.001”. I was really surprised how easy it was to work with the steel. It’s the first time I worked with metal since my junior high shop class.

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 04:06 AM

Nice looking saw.

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 04:08 AM

nice looking rail system. awsome you wereable to make yourself !!!

-- If it dont fit, get a bigger hammer!!!!!

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 04:38 AM

Nice! Looks really good. I see you have the same dust collection on your TS as me :)

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 05:33 AM

Good idea and worth trying.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 05:56 AM

I may have to try this with my Grandpa’s old TS.

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 06:26 AM


-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 06:59 AM

Nice save.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 05:19 PM

That is how you make lemonade out of life’s lemons. Good work and welcome to LJ’s. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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