|Forum topic by IMay1280||posted 02-24-2011 06:57 AM||6092 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-24-2011 06:57 AM
I’m pretty new to woodworking proper, and I am still in the shop setup phase of life. One of the many, MANY, things that I have in mind to do is build my older model Delta contractor saw into a work center. I searched around and found an old shopnotes design that I really like with a matching outfeed table, but the only issue that I have is that it assumes you have a fence with no back rail. I’m sure somewhere down the line I’d be smart enough to work around their design to adapt it to my needs, but right now I’m much better off just following the instructions.
With that said, can anyone recommend an accurate front-rail-only fence that might be a little cheaper than a Biesemeyer? I don’t want to sacrifice accuracy for price, but I also don’t want to be divorced after my wife sees the bank account.
Alternately, if anyone happens to know of something similar to this project that would allow for a two-rail fence setup, I’d appreciate knowing about that as well. Like I mentioned above, I need something that’s going to more-or-less hold my hand all the way through the project though. “Here’s a tree and some screws, refer to finished product image for final assembly” is what I see when I look at a lot of plans right now. You’ve gotta start somewhere though, right?
-- It might not be exacty what I thought it would look like, but I still have almost all of my fingers!