Band saw fence

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 09-25-2013 04:10 PM 2594 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father in law surprised me with a new band saw (my first and boy do I love it!) this past weekend and the first project I made with/for it was a fence, using materials I had on hand.

It’s a fairly simple concept, just some wood clamped to a pivot point, that hooks under the edge of the table to prevent it from moving up. This way I can easily adjust for drift. It works great, took about an hour to make (and a day for the glue to dry).

If you’d like to see more pictures, I have the whole thing on my blog, here.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 04:51 PM

This is really smart Steve. I may have to “borrow” your idea

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 05:19 PM

Go for it! Super easy. And hey, if I can do it…

-- Steve

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 05:54 PM

Steve, that’s a great little fence. The idea of being able to adjust for drift is fantastic. Very simple too. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 06:04 PM

thanks for the idea, looks good!

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 06:05 PM

Great little fence setup beats the board and C Clamps I am using since my saw did not come with a fence .
Nicely done and I enjoyed you blog also ,Thanks .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 07:13 PM

Great idea, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 09:19 PM

Great job, love the design

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 11:32 PM

Nice design solution.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 09:59 AM

Nice work, should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 04:09 PM

Pretty cool, I like the wooden clamp.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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