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NEW BIESMEYER STYLE SAW FENCE FINISHED

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Project by Metrotek posted 857 days ago 2891 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve started building my Biesmeyer style fence. In the photos is visible the brackets that attach it to the saw cabinet and the front rail. This is a tough one to design and build; I’m had to take extra precautions and time on this one. It works great.
I’m using a cam style locking device that pushes a dowel plunger and then a block against the rail and in this way the dowel will be the part that can get worn so it can easily be replaced when is does.
There’s a tee slot on the bottom side of the rail that anchors it to the brackets and it is able to slide to either side.
I’m planning a micro-adjuster now; I don’t use a scale on a saw, I use a tape measure. My dad and grandfather could easily set a fence to 1/64” and I imagine really to 128th of an inch. I don’t even remember ever seeing a scale on a saw until recent years. They always had 6 inch steel scales graduated in 128th’s.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 857 days ago

I like your whole TS setup, fence, cabinet and sled. I have a benchtop saw as well as my stand alone TS. I like to keep two of my most used tools around, and my bench top TS sits under my assembly bench/outefeed table collecting dust. Ideally to have both available with a different blade in each one would be great. Did you make plans for that fence, or is that off the cuff with 10 post it notes all around your shop like some of my plans,( ha,ha). If you do have plan I would love to see it and do the same setup in my shop.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Dinger

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#2 posted 857 days ago

I’ve been looking for an adequate (read: always square) easy to adjust fence system for my saw. Still need to build the cabinet though. Would love to see a design for your fence system. And more pics when it’s done!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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Metrotek

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#3 posted 857 days ago

For some reason scanners don’t scan graphite well if at all or I would post drawings. I remember I had a problem with a 60 inch drawing at Pinko’s one time even on their high dollar scanners. I don’t have a CAD app.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 857 days ago

I hope this works out for you,keep us posted on the final results.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Metrotek

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#5 posted 857 days ago

Both! This is engineering, nothing goes exactly as planned if you don’t have a crew of a hundred or more….and a government budget.
I’d like to provide drawings but scanners don’t scan graphite well at all and I don’t have a CAD App or Rapidograph inking pens. I’ll see what I can do; perhaps there’s a lead to fit my holder that I’m not familiar with. I draw considerably descriptively and would like to post drawings along with ‘….a thousand words.’ :< )

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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Roger

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#6 posted 856 days ago

wow! looking very promising. very, very kool. Oh, and congrats on the top-3

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Enoelf

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#7 posted 846 days ago

This is a very interesting setup.
You don’t need to spend money on a good cad application. Google Sketchup can create 3D building drawings of your projects. I have been using it for a few months and really like it.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 732 days ago

Well done! I was looking for plans for a rip fence just this afternoon. I favorited yours as a contender.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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