|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-08-2013 01:45 AM||4405 views||21 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a fence for the miter saw bench in in our Arizona wood shop.
I laminated 4 pieces of maple plywood to make it. This stuff had black -almost like plastic- layers on the outside. It was rough and Titebond 3 stuck it together real well. I did not have a T- slot cutter so I used a 12 degree dovetail bit for the grooves and made 2 aluminum nuts to ride in them.
I made the knobs out of maple and put T-nuts in with epoxy.
It is fitted with two stops. One is reversible 2 ways. One way is to use the short or long side – the long side is for short pieces where you need the stop right close to the blade. The short side works for pieces way far away from the blade. Then it can be flipped over and used with the 45 degree miter against the fence for short and long pieces. I use this set up to cut picture frame members to keep them exactly the same length. The second cut end rides on the angle rather than gaging from the thin edge which is not reliable for repeatability.
The other stop is the flip stop which I thought might be nice to have in case you are in the middle of a job and someone else needs to cut something. You can flip it up and then down and be right back where you were.
In the end view notice there is a piece of oak in with that plywood. I did not tighten one of the fence bolts on the router table for making the first rough cut in the center of the dove tails and the 1/2” bit wandered way off center. I had to make a “patch” and then get on with it.
The long stop is red oak. The body of the flip gage is mahogany and the flipper is white oak. I just used what I had in the size I needed. They are finished with clear lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!