|Project by Vincent Nocito||posted 03-22-2012 04:10 PM||10620 views||55 times favorited||15 comments|
When I built my miter saw cart a few years ago, I did not add a fence or stop. I wanted to think about it before making a final decision. The original plan (Popular Woodworking) had a simple t-track and stop block on each wing with no fence. In the interim, I used a straightedge clamp when setting repeat cuts.
The new fence system is made from 1” laminated oak (3” high). Each fence is 36” long and has a t-track for mounting stop blocks and feather boards. Photo 1 shows the cart with both fences mounted. The fences are held in place with 5/16” hex bolts and star knobs. They can be repositioned, if needed. Photo 2 is a closer look at the left side fence. Both fences come within 1/2”of the miter saw metal fence. Photo 3 is one of the stop blocks. It is a two part stop. The main block is 3”x3” x1”. The metal rod (3/8”x12”) hold the extension stop (1” x3” x1”). The extension stop is used when making close in cuts (photo 4). Photo 5 is the miter saw cart with the wings folded down. Photo 6 is a shot of the ZCI insert. It is made from 1/4” oak. I made it by attaching the plastic kerf plate to the oak and routing using a pattern bit. I am looking for some 1’4” plastic for the next generation of ZCI inserts.