|Project by Matt in Franklin||posted 02-16-2014 01:45 PM||2085 views||21 times favorited||5 comments|
Over the last couple days, in an attempt to use up the growing pile of scrap and cutoffs in my garage workshop, I decided to make a few shop tools.
My third build was this auxiliary table saw fence. It is made out of red oak and is 24” long. The “low” side is 4” high and is 1.5” thick. Its primary use will be burying my dado stack for rabbets. It has a rail on top for any future accessories that I might add to the fence. The “high” side is 8” and has a rail built into it for feather boards and hold downs. I am also trying to come up with some kind of carriage system that can slide back and forth in this track for cutting thin stock safely. Both sides have two countersunk holes so that the aux fence can be secured to my table saw fence with 1/4” bolts. In the future I may add threaded inserts and set screws to the high side for a micro-adjustment system in case the fence becomes out of square over repeated use.
My total expense was $24 for the two kreg tracks at Woodcraft.
I will give both sides a good coat of poly for a nice smooth sliding surface.
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