|Project by Scott||posted 12-13-2012 10:36 PM||3055 views||8 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this table for the compound miter saw. The mdf base is held to the saw with 2 clamps. The fence is in two pieces and the mdf base presses against the fence to hold it in place, but you can loosen the clamps to narrow the fence kerf, or change the cutting angle. There is a stop on each side which is held in place with squeeze clamps so they are easy to move. You can set the stops for both sides for supporting small work. There is a ruler that I printed on paper and glued to the base. If you remove the mdf base, then when you place it back on, you want to put it in exactly the same position, so the ruler will be accurate and to avoid widening the kerf in the base. So I also put a wooden guide block on the aluminum base with a metal tab – check out the last photo.
For small parts you can use a stick to press down on the part for additional support. See the third photo. In the fourth photo you see some 1/8 inches pieces that I cut from stock that was originally only 1 inch long.
-- Scott in North Carolina