|Project by kiefer||posted 07-03-2013 02:38 AM||2317 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Well I have ben using my Table saw fence with a broken handle for some time and just never got around to replacing it .A retired customer stopped by on Saturday and he offered to weld on a bolt onto the remaining lever .
Well this was good news as the lever is very hard and impossible to drill .
Here is what I made in pictures from a piece of scrap lace wood a bolt with a cross dowel nut and ball bearing .
Made a blueprint ,always helps.
I cut the wood in half and made a saw cut in each then clamped the two half’s together and drilled a hole guided by the saw cut ,worked great ,right down the centre ,this was followed by the blind hole for the dowel nut and a test fit.
A little cutting to rough shape on the band saw with the half’s taped together and then the glue up right on the bolt followed by rasping and sanding to shape .
Now I got a handle and what a joy !