|Project by ChunkyC||posted 06-15-2010 04:29 AM||3583 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I love my EB-3 but hate that it’s not easy to attach a auxiliary fence to. So I solved the problem by making one. This is the prototype made for 2 pieces of 3/4” AC ply laminated to be 1-1/2 thick. I plan on making a more permanent fence from BB ply. There’s a standard T-Track cut in the top to accommodate a flip down stop. I made mine from scape pieces of walnut. I made “extra” stock that fits into the T-Tack for future use.
The fence attaches to the EB-3 by way of a non-standard T-Tack. The T-Tack needs to be a minimum of 7/8 for the EB-3 to attach. I only have a 5/8 T-Slot cutter so I just cut a 5/8” dado and made to passes with the T-Slot bit to me about a 1” wide T-Track. Works great. You have to cut the dado for the T-Slot on the back about 1/16 deeper then needed so that the EB-3 fixture will fit into the T-Slot.
The flip stop as designed needs some improving. It works like it should but it tends to twist when you tighten down the knob. I’ll make a better one with the left over stock that is longer in the slot to help with the twisting.
The nice thing about this aux fence is that it is nice and square, you can easily attach a sacrificial fence to it using clamps or screws from the back or you can just use the fence itself as a sacrificial fence.
Rough dims are 3-1/2” tall (3” now, I had to re-cut the T-Tack on the top) by about 32” long. It can be made any length of height that you like really.
No comments please from the eagle eyes among us about the Glue Line Rip blade in the saw and using it with the miter, cross cut. The last cut that was made on the saw was some rip cuts and I wasn’t about to change a blade for a photo opp. lol
Thanks for looking.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135