|Project by rance||posted 08-03-2012 05:48 AM||1896 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Well, one of those cheap plastic handles broke off of the (can you believe it) 1/4” stud. Seriously? They really expect 1/4” of stud to hold in a piece of plastic? This is for the miter gauge on a Powermatic bandsaw.
I quickly glued some Walnut and Ash together for a two tone fix. Just enough to get a bit of a slant. A bit more bling with some burn rings. CA finish. Drilled just under 1/4” for a 1/4-20 bolt. 2.5” long for this one glued in with Gorilla glue. I think this one should last a little longer.
Pic 3 – The old and the new.
I made a handle similar to this for my Incra 1000SE Miter Gauge too. I always make them bigger. It makes all the difference in the world. Try it.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--