Srappy router fence

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Project by kiefer posted 10-16-2011 10:23 PM 3970 views 16 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK I thought since we are in the scrappy mode I would try to build a shop project from mostly scraps laying around.
Since I need a router fence for my next project this is the result .
Some off cuts of Baltic birch ply make up the body and the faces are something like corian ( artificial granite )
The track on top of the fence is a piece of flooring and the dust collection pipe a piece of 2” ABS .
The nuts bolts and washers where leftovers from previous projects.
The fence is build to be attached to the TS fence for dadoing and for normal routing the 2 slots in the bottom let me attache it to the extension wing which I fitted with two threaded inserts.
All very straight forward except for the tack that will accommodate the various attachments like stops and feather boards which will also be used on my sled and drill press fence which all have the same track size but this is a bit of a work in progress and I will post a update on this later .
I used a trick to cut the holes for the dust pipe which i got room some where and it works very well .
See the pics of the method I used ,mark the hole with the hole saw and then drill a small hole inside the mark this seems to remove the sawdust and makes the cutting much faster and no burning as the sawdust has some place to exit .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 10:35 PM

Wow!!! You have some nice features in this fence.I like the tip on drilling the holes too. Thanks for making me think about my set up compared to this beauty.

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David Drummond

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#2 posted 10-16-2011 11:43 PM

very cool… might have to build one of these for myself. One question though what is the top dovetailed clamp thingy for?

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 12:14 AM

The half dove tail track is on all my jigs from the sled for my table saw and the fence for my drill press table and this fence.
I only have to make one set of stop blocks this way and eliminate the cost of the aluminum track etc.
All the different accessories will be mounted on these. stay tuned .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 08:40 AM

Scrap or not it is a great looking fence. I always like how people use there ts fence for the router fence. Simple, great design, and made on the cheap….I like it.

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