DIY Aluminum Extrusion Fence #1: My journey towards better accuracy

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 01-17-2015 12:28 PM 2363 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of DIY Aluminum Extrusion Fence series Part 2: It's On! now for the hard part... »

So this blog is being started as a journey for me. That and the original thread is pretty big. Hutch and TeenAngel have done a fantastic job, but I would like to keep my specifics somewhere I can find them. And possibly give some folks with the same/similar saw more pictures since I know I am quite visual when working with this kind of stuff.

Anyway, to get started the original blog is here:

I’ll have to edit this post later with exactly the pieces I ordered so they’re at least in the first post :)

I own a Craftsman table saw – model 113.298341. This was passed down to me from my dad / grandad and still works like a champ. I have both wings and the stand, but the wheels don’t work very well so I’m looking to build a stand….but that’s a different blog. My order was on Jan.13th 2015 so prices may have changed </disclaimer>.
I combined the original order put together by TeenAngel and Joe L. and got:

8020 T Slot Linear Bearing Brake Kit 40 S 40-6800 N
Item Price: US $13.75

8020 T Slot Aluminum Extrusion 15 S 1515×48 N
Quantity: 2
Item Price US $54.78

80/20 T Slot Aluminum Extrusion 15 S 3030 L x 36 N
Item Price: US $45.80

8020 T Slot Hardware Bolt Assembly 15 S 3439 (25 pcs) N
US $14.50

8020 T Slot Aluminum Linear Bearing 15 S 6816 N
Quantity: 2
Item Price US $117.90

8020 T Slot 3030 End Cap with Push-In 15 S 2050-PLAIN N
Item Price: $1.95

8020 T Slot 1515 End Cap with Push-In 15 S 2030-PLAIN N
Item Price: $1.55

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 02:37 PM

Looking forward to following along, as your journey unfolds….

BTW: What TS do you have?

But…. uh…. yeah….
NO pictures, it DIDN’T happen!!!

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

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 03:00 PM

Following here as well, Beka!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 05:03 PM

LOL I have a Craftsman – I’ll post all the details in the top so there’s a bit less searching. I honestly was so on the run this morning I just wanted to put in a bookmark to remind myself

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 07:13 AM

Hi, I am preparing for a similar project. Please let us know how yours turned out.

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