|Project by Chris||posted 05-22-2012 12:37 AM||2160 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I have a tendency to keep a bunch of items I use a lot close to hand at my tablesaw – on the fence! Unfortunately I have a Dewalt hybrid saw which has a fence that doesn’t really contain items as the fence has only a left side unlike a Biesmeyer type (I do like the saw and fence, btw). And without that lip on the right side of the fence things tend to roll off.
So I had the idea to make a shallow tray to ride the fence and keep my pencils, squares, and splitter wrench handy. I thought the fence body was an aluminum extrusion and that I was going to have to drill and tap holes to mount the tray to, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was steel and magnets would stick to it. So I epoxied several small rare earth magnets to the bottom of the tray and now it sticks great to the fence until I need to move it, and it moves easily when I need to.
And to top it off, I got the beech it’s made out of through a bit of dumpster diving at work, very low cost.
Thanks for looking,