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Auxiliary Table Saw Fence

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Project by Matt in Franklin posted 02-16-2014 01:45 PM 2448 views 21 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- I'm just a simple caveman





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scarpenter002

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 02:25 PM

Nice addition to your shop Matt. I really like your t-tracks for supporting feather boards and other accessories. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 05:29 PM

Looks like it should be a great asset to the shop.
Well done!

I need to build me one of these…..
Thanks for the motivation!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 06:52 PM

You will be proud of this. I have one similar that’s been a great tool in my shop.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 03:05 AM

I’ve got the same saw. Thank you very much.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 04:45 AM

Nice build. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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