Miter Gauge with Stop

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Project by USCJeff posted 05-01-2008 07:20 PM 4986 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted a miter guage I built a few months ago. It got cut up pretty quickly and I thought I’d try something different. The stop block design comes from a Shop Notes Article. The fence itself is merely a 3” by 20” piece of 3/4” plywood. It is screwed to the cast iron gauge. The stop’s cool feature is that the stop flips out of the way by loosening the wing nut. This allows me to keep the stop on the guage (versus looking for it later) even when I don’t need it. The stop secures to the fence by friction. The knob tightens the sandpaper lined “grips” to keep it secure. I used some small walnut cutoffs for that. All has a poly finish and sliding parts have been waxed. Hopefully the stop will hold up so that I can jsut replace the fence from time to time.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 05-01-2008 08:42 PM

I’d like to see the detail on how it flips up and out of the way. Thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 05-01-2008 11:21 PM

Hi Jeff,

You have built a nice addition to your fence. This will improve the versatility of it.

Very nice.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-02-2008 01:04 AM

David: There’s really nothing to it. Picture 2 shows the stop flipped out of the way. The “flipper” is conected to the rest of the stop via a carraige bolt and wing nut. The Wing Nut secures it when down as well as loosens it when it needs to be out of the way. The whole thing comes off with a twist of the rear knob as well. I tend to lose things so, I liked the idea of having it attached but out of the way when it wasn’t needed.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#4 posted 05-02-2008 01:15 AM

By the way, it was Shopnotes 92 for anyone who’s interested. I’ve also built the push block and it has proven worthwhile.


-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 03:07 AM

good straight forward design

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 09:27 PM

A nice looking stop block setup. The push block is not too shabby either.

Great job on both.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 05:06 AM

Nice work, good job…

-- Rick

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