|Project by tswoodwizard||posted 01-26-2011 07:22 AM||8826 views||70 times favorited||27 comments|
This was a project born out of frustration. I purchased a cheap angle guide from a big box store about 2 years ago, used it about a dozen times in that time and for the last 6 months its been on a hanger in my shop. So any way, I grabbed it to use it one day and it fell apart in my hand. I did’nt want to just fix the old junk again so I decided to build a tool worth having.Picture #3 shows the D-handle patterned from an old Disston cross-cut hand saw with a slight ergonomic design change. #1 shows the offset needed for my hand when I place the tool on the table saw next to the fence, and a recessed area to accommodate my index finger. The 2 rear knobs are also very handy for ease of separation of the 2 guide bars. #2 shows the work-peace stop layed into the ajustable bar and the way the guide works in relation to the saw. #4 shows the Teledyne protracter I had to cut up to use as an angle guage and the ajustable front knob. #5 shows the sliding angle lock, the only part I cannibalized from the cheap guide. #6 is the finished tool made with walnut and cherry wood and I used a 1/4” T-nut to fasten the front knob to the bars so it could be tightened after the angle is chosen.
-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, email@example.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.