|Project by jlb||posted 05-30-2013 06:57 AM||3055 views||25 times favorited||6 comments|
Once I got the fence running smoothly, I needed to have a more accurate way to set the fence. The fixture uses two wood blocks. The 1st block has a 5/16”x18 bolt with inserts in the block. This block moves the fence in or out depending on which side of the fence it is placed. The second block has a 1-2” dial indicator mounted to the second block of wood. This determines the actual movement in thousands of an inch. Note that both blocks have rare earth magnets attached to the bottom of both blocks to hold them from moving. To use this fixture you set the fence close to the final dimension and lock the fence. Next place the block with the bolt end against the fence. Next place the end of the dial indicator with the travel about half the way on the dial. Then zero the dial. Now release the lock on the fence,turn the bolt clockwise while watching the dial on the indicator until you reach the desired distance. finally make the cut. This sounds complicated until you have done it a few times. Comments are always welcome. Thanks for looking.
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