|Project by blockhead||posted 07-16-2010 01:19 AM||3271 views||9 times favorited||18 comments|
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.