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Project by edwood1975 posted 03-30-2017 04:16 PM 1199 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the other day I was watching the Woodsmith Shop with Don and he was working on this miter gauge fence but it was supped up..

It basically has the following features :
1. T-Trak on the top of the fence so you can attach a multitude of fixtures
2. A micro adjustable fence stop which could not be any easier , he used a regular wood screw which he countersunked into the sides of the stop
3. This setup means no more clamping a stop to the fence has built in dust clearing by rabbiting the bottom edge of the fence and cutting 45° degree corners on the stop

A quick project for which I made like 4 of them and using my jig accessories kit I got from woodcraft and some leftover T track I had leftover from my old router table fence. I spent a decent amount of money on the Incra miter gauge and now I can crosscut pieces up to 23” long.

Thanks for looking
Ed

-- Ed





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Madmark2

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#1 posted 03-30-2017 04:27 PM

Why not just buy the 26” incra fence?

M

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 03-30-2017 04:45 PM



Why not just buy the 26” incra fence?

M

- Madmark2


For a few reasons I already have the V27 and I’m not going to pay $200 on a miter gauge when I already have all the parts I need to make a supped up fence

Anyway I prefer to find woodworking solutions around jigs instead of over spending on jigs I can easily make for free

-- Ed

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#3 posted 03-30-2017 05:55 PM

I like this a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 06:46 PM

It looks like a nice router jig. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-30-2017 07:24 PM

A very nice addition to a miter fence. Something I need to do

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 08:59 PM

Nicely done Ed!
Nothing like making your own jigs and tools if you can. Saves money and sometimes the one you make fits the need better. This is my version!

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

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 09:22 PM


Nicely done Ed!
Nothing like making your own jigs and tools if you can. Saves money and sometimes the one you make fits the need better. This is my version!

- woodshaver (Tony)
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Tony I like your fence Andy especially the preset stops, love the Lincoln log project

-- Ed

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 09:30 PM

That’s well done, nice work that should make your work better.
.

(I do find that it might be a bit confusing to interchange the words “fence” and “miter gage” when talking about a table saw devices.)

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#9 posted 03-31-2017 01:44 AM

Nice work on upgrading your miter saw gauge. I made one similar years ago. Excellent for repetitive cuts and miters.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 03-31-2017 01:52 AM

Nice work, I prefer jigs I make over what can be bought. Most of the time anyway… LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 03-31-2017 03:17 AM

I’ve upgraded my incra miter gauge with a similar fence at least twice.
Wanted to note a couple of things I’ve discovered when using this type of fence.

When using the fence as a backer board to stop tear out, it will have to be replaced at some point.
Eventually the wood will have to be replaced because repeated cuts will make it weak and come apart
where the blade cuts. Especially if you use the fence with a dado blade.

Also, I once damaged a blade because it was set to high and hit the t-track.
I found it better to have the t-track covering only part of the fence.
For my woodworking, the stop is not used real close to the blade.
So I used the t-track only up to about 6 inches from the blade.
Even if I cut the wooden fence off at some point to remove damage, gave me some extra space
to still avoid hitting t-track with blade.

The screw used for micro-adjusting the stop is good. Used that until I got the Incra 1000HD.
It has a similar built in adjustment in the stop.

Also, found that adding 600 grit paper to the fence helped grip the wood being cut and preventing
the wood from moving around.

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edwood1975

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#12 posted 03-31-2017 03:22 AM



I ve upgraded my incra miter gauge with a similar fence at least twice.
Wanted to note a couple of things I ve discovered when using this type of fence.

When using the fence as a backer board to stop tear out, it will have to be replaced at some point.
Eventually the wood will have to be replaced because repeated cuts will make it weak and come apart
where the blade cuts. Especially if you use the fence with a dado blade.

Also, I once damaged a blade because it was set to high and hit the t-track.
I found it better to have the t-track covering only part of the fence.
For my woodworking, the stop is not used real close to the blade.
So I used the t-track only up to about 6 inches from the blade.
Even if I cut the wooden fence off at some point to remove damage, gave me some extra space
to still avoid hitting t-track with blade.

The screw used for micro-adjusting the stop is good. Used that until I got the Incra 1000HD.
It has a similar built in adjustment in the stop.

Also, found that adding 600 grit paper to the fence helped grip the wood being cut and preventing
the wood from moving around.

- DW833

They are all excellent points and suggestions thanks very much.. I will add the sandpaper but my store was out of the adhesive back sp

-- Ed

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#13 posted 03-31-2017 02:42 PM

looks great

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#14 posted 03-31-2017 03:17 PM

Do you also use a crosscut sled or are you finding that this covers the same bases?

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edwood1975

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#15 posted 03-31-2017 03:49 PM



Do you also use a crosscut sled or are you finding that this covers the same bases?

- leftcoaster


Yes I use a cross cut sled for cutting wider panels … you can see it here

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/205298

-- Ed

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