|Forum topic by GregD||posted 04-28-2011 06:39 PM||2073 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-28-2011 06:39 PM
Any suggestions for how to make the pivot for the fence so that there is no slop?
The fence is actually a discontinued Rockler aluminum router table fence, but essentially an aluminum angle about 1/8” or 3/16” thick.
My best idea so far is to use a flat head bolt in a countersunk hole through the base of the fence. I am hoping that the bevel on the bolt head will help keep the hole in the base of the fence centered around the bolt. I would then need a tight hole through the sled base to keep the bolt snug relative to the sled base. I suppose I would use a T nut in the base, or maybe a threaded insert.
I’m not sure how I will countersink the hole in the fence. The countersink bits that I have cut rather slow in wood, and using them to drill aluminum won’t help that. I was hoping it would be good enough to use a standard 1/2” drill bit to put just a bit of a bevel at the top of the hole rather than a proper counter-sink.
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?
Thanks for your help!
-- Greg D.