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Gene Howe

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1491 days ago

My old saw guide has served me well, but I’ve always wanted a guide that would eliminate the need to take the work to the table saw for final sizing.
Here are some pictures of my attempt to make a more accurate guide.

I started with a “T” track and “T” bar from Peachtree. The first pic is gauging the “T” track thickness.
Thickness

I routed the 3/4 ply in 3 steps.
Here is setting the router bit to correct hight for the second cut.
Bit

Had to gauge the width, too.

And see how much adjustment was necessary

Ahhh, the 1/8” key way key just fits. I’ll lay the key way gauge between the ply and bring the fence to it. Thereby widening the dado.

Pretty decent fit.

Here is a short length of the “T” bar attached to my trusty old Skil Worm Drive.
Luckily, the holes were already in the shoe. Don’t have any idea why they were there, but I’m glad they were.
1/4-20 X 3/4 bolts, lock washers and wing nuts hold the bar aligned with the blade and tight to the shoe.

This pic shows the “T” bar in the “T” track. Next step is to epoxy the track into the dado and take a test drive. That’ll be after the epoxy arrives. Rural living is great, but it does have some drawbacks. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1491 days ago

cool post. definitely something worth doing at some point.

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#2 posted 1490 days ago

cool Idea well done

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Ingjr

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#3 posted 1490 days ago

Excellent idea. This is one of those ideas that I always wondered why I didn’t come up with. Thanks for posting.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 1490 days ago

Thanks for the comments, guys.
It’s in the thinking stage, and for me that’s a long process, but I’m trying to figure a jig to do cross cuts using the same principle. Sort of a fixed in place system to cut various widths larger than the 12” sliding miter will handle.
Any ideas would be welcome.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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