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Project by blockhead posted 07-16-2010 01:19 AM 3142 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I got my new Shop Fox fence for my TS, I’ve been looking for a micro adjustment that would work well with it. After finding this one at Rockler, I figured I would just make my own.

I started with a piece of curly maple left over from another project, a small F-style clamp, magnets and a 1/4-20 screw. I removed the bar from the bottom clamp arm and tapped a hole in the arm for the 1/4-20. I drilled a hole for the screw through the maple and attached the two. After countersinking the magnets, it was ready to go. The fence is pretty heavy and these magnets are quite strong but not strong enough to keep the adjuster from moving when adjusting. I just need to keep a finger behind it to keep it from moving when adjusting. I have some really strong rare earth magnets on order that should fix the problem. I did test it and I was very surprised at how smooth and precise it is. I look forward to using it on my future projects.

Thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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patron

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 01:24 AM

I figured I would just make my own.

looks like you not only figured right ,

you really did it too !

not bad for a blockhead (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 01:45 AM

brilliant!

nicely done :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Greg

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 01:49 AM

Where did you end up buying your magnets from?

I get mine from magnet4less.com
Greg

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 01:50 AM

That’s great!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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blockhead

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 01:57 AM

Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words.

Greg – The ones I have on order are coming from Rockler. Thanks for the site, I will definitely check them out!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 02:04 AM

Bet that sucker doesn’t break every time you touch it like my Rockler. Great improvement. Rand

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mafe

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 02:12 AM

Really cool, less is more.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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OttoH

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#8 posted 07-16-2010 02:16 AM

Great idea, I shall have to keep this in mind.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 07-16-2010 04:02 AM

Thats a neat idea.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Eric in central Florida

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#10 posted 07-16-2010 07:29 AM

Nice job Brad.
I like yours better then the store bought one!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Wolffarmer

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#11 posted 07-16-2010 07:50 AM

Great saw accessory. There is this link also.

Magnets and other fun stuff

I have never bought anything from them. But the site is a hoot to look through.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Rotceh

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#12 posted 07-16-2010 10:03 AM

great idea!!

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#13 posted 07-16-2010 11:28 AM

Simple and effective. Couldn’t be better!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 07-16-2010 12:12 PM

Simple and effective, like all the best are.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#15 posted 07-16-2010 04:09 PM

Great jig, Simple is best.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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