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Forum topic by toddbeaulieu posted 03-02-2012 08:18 PM 1789 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2012 08:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: fence stop block miter station

I’m sure some of you have really cool wooden stop blocks on your miter station. I’ll be darned if I can find much through searches, though. I’m looking for ideas.

I’m building a new setup. So far I have the raised maple track with a two piece (1.5”) thick walnut fence. I’d like to make a simple but “chunky” stop that I can slide along the fence. I assume I’d want something that “hangs” on the fence (which rises about 2” above the track), with a turn knob or a lever.

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to install a measurement tape, or keep it simple. Any feedback on that would be great, too.

Thanks all!

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 08:30 PM

American Woodworker Feb 1997 Pg 34. It’s archived in Google books.

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 01:02 PM

Thanks Loren. I might do a variation of that. I don’t think I want to dado out my fence. It looks too nice. If I do that, I’ll need another means of fixing it. Since it’s a double thick fence, it’s plenty stable for a drop-over design.

I like the hinges on that block.

My Father mentioned a having a 45 deg stop for positioning lumber that’s already been cut, which I thought was interesting.

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 03:12 PM

My SCMS sits on the portable stand between two boxes I made to lengthen the table surface. I use aluminum angle iron on each box for back fences, and clamp a piece of scrap to the angle iron for a stop. Works like a charm, and the boxes give me a couple of drawers for “stuff”.

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 03:38 PM

See my blog entry Making simple slotted fences with stop block.

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