miter gauge auxillary fence w/ dentil molding attachment

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Project by RKW posted 09-08-2010 08:34 PM 5329 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isnt as pretty as some of my other jigs. I threw it together in about an hour.

I attached the auxillary fence to my miter gauge a while back and the other day i decided that i wanted to incorporate dentil molding into my next project. I thought it easiest just to make another fence that could slide onto the one i aready made. The good thing about this setup is the fence is adjustable so i can change the spacing of the kerfs. (the back of the dentil molding fence has a t-slot) The key is 1/4 in. which i establish with my dado blade.

There is nothing impressive about this project, but i thought it may spawn some ideas. The third picture is an unfinished project that im working on in which i used the jig to make the molding. The last picture is the same fence without the attachment.

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 08:45 PM

you built this in an hour?! not bad at all.

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 09:02 PM

cool idea.

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

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 10:55 PM

Another great idea



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#4 posted 09-09-2010 01:05 AM

Thelast time I made dentil moulding I marked a line on my fence & eyeballed every slot it worked well but boring I like your jig I’m on with it now.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 09-09-2010 06:48 AM

Greetings Randy, Hey..haven’t seen you on here in a while…..Stellar job on the miter gage auxillary fence. I’ve never tried to make dentil molding….Never had no call for it…guess that’s why I never made any… Looks like you been busy in the oil patches, but have had time to get in some woodwrking, too…. Good to see you back on….. keep up the good projects…......Rick.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#6 posted 09-09-2010 10:36 AM

Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 11-29-2010 07:05 PM

Hi RKW.I saw your post and you do nice work.Would you mind telling us a little about your Steel City saw.Which one you have,do you like the granite top,how does it cut and so on.Thanks for your help.

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#8 posted 11-29-2010 08:28 PM

thanks lou, the model number on the saw is 35960, if im not mistaken it falls under the hybrid categorie. It has a 1 3/4 h. motor. This is my first real table saw so i have nothing to compare it to. Having said that, i love it. I do like the granite top. Its flat and heavy and so far i have had no problems with it. It came with a good combo blade which i am still using. I have to clean it occasionally but it still cuts great. I spent an extra couple hundred bucks and upgraded the fence when purchased it and very glad i did. It came wired for 110 and that is how i run it. Other than that, all the specs can be found on the steel city website.

I think it was worth the price i paid. If you want to know anything else give me a shout.

-- RKWoods

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#9 posted 11-29-2010 10:44 PM

Thanks for the reply RKW.I have been looking at that one myself as i have only 110 also.My old Delta contractors saw has built a lot of stuff over the years but its time for something new.Thanks again for your help and ill be looking forward to more of your post.Lou

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 04:49 PM

cool idea, great execution

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 05:05 PM

You ought to save your pennies and Add an INCRA Miter Gauge, and you would be set.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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