Leverlock Fence for my trusty ol' Reliant band saw

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Project by pontic posted 03-19-2017 03:38 AM 1951 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this because I got tired of the screw down lock. That was slow and not as precise as this.
Sorry if the pictures are upside down. Ok now I corrected them. Thanks Tony

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#1 posted 03-19-2017 03:59 AM

you gotta fix your pics,not even sure what I’m looking at,so no comment,sorry.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 03-19-2017 10:31 AM

Nice planning and design. this would work on my flat edge band saw table. If you want or figure it our you can still go and use edit and change the pics even later or add. I did on some past projects.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 03-19-2017 11:13 AM

Nice design! Hope you don’t mind that I flipped your photos for you!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 03-19-2017 11:26 AM

I ask forgiveness. but all this seems to me too difficult…......... Over time everything will become loose…... More simply – a rectangular pipe aluminum and 2 strubtsinka. The marking (ruler) can be made on a table or to attach a ruler on both sides. But there is an old proverb – Everyone goes crazy on the….........

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#5 posted 03-19-2017 11:36 AM

Nice job on the fence.

Did you use an iPhone? It seems to be a common problem for it.

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#6 posted 03-19-2017 01:02 PM

Tony gets the trophy …way to go they look MUCH better like that ….. GREAT JOB :<))


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woodshaver (Tony)

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#7 posted 03-19-2017 01:37 PM

A little help for taking photos with a smart phone.
Your photos may look right on you phone but not all places you post them will know how to display them.
I sometimes make the mistake and hold my phone the wrong way. This is the way it should be done if you want them to be posted correctly on LJ’s.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 03-19-2017 02:11 PM

Thanks Tony I’ll remember that. I tried to flip them with my photo edit. I guess I have to put them in paint or something.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#9 posted 03-19-2017 02:15 PM

Nice bandsaw fence! I like your design!

As to the picture orientation… This is definitely frustrating… honestly my 16 MP camera on my LGG5 takes great photos… it definitely does not suck. All I do now to fix them if I orient the phone wrong is to just reorient them in the folder in Windows 10 … even if they appear correct. By doing this they always load perfectly. Easy fix.

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#10 posted 03-19-2017 02:45 PM

Yeah I found out my Photo program is a cheap generic Best buy “let us take your money” program. Doesn’t have the capacity to alter files and save them. Have to put them in Paint to orient them. Girrrrr.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#11 posted 03-19-2017 03:06 PM

Not meaning to takeover you post but I think this might help you even more if your using windows 10.

I don’t use paint I use Windows live editor.

To know if your photo is right side up or upside down you’ll need to save it to your PC or laptop.

On your computer double click the photo and if it’s upside down just click on the editor (top left corner of the screen) and Your editor will open. Find your photo there and click it. Now you can rotate it in this editor (see photo in my editor below) After your fix your photo close the window; your photo will be saved right side up now in the same place your got it from…Desktop or photos folder..ect….
Then you can post the photo on LJ’s.

Holding your phone correctly will save these steps.
Keep up the good work!
Sorry it’s so hard to read that red print.


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 03-19-2017 11:47 PM

I’m kinda concerned. They all look right side up to me. What does that say about my perception?? I like the design. I’m going to try something similar on my band saw. The spring appears to be key to keeping it tight without having a solid locking mechanism. Thanks for sharing.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#13 posted 03-20-2017 10:21 AM

Very sofisticated, I might stole some ides to improve my.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-20-2017 01:59 PM

Yes the spring assembly is key. Even the older delta and powermatics didn’t have this feature on their lever lock fences for their band saws. Makes for more consistant clamping pressure on the rails and less strain on the parts. Thus giving it a straight fence for thicker resaw blades.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#15 posted 04-07-2017 02:43 AM

Nicely done!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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