|Forum topic by jbrukardt||posted 05-04-2012 09:26 PM||1514 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-04-2012 09:26 PM
I have a bit of a unique problem that im trying to solve. I use about 6 positions on my router fence very consistently, and in fairly random order.
Id like to put some stop in either a t-track, or a miter track behind the fence at these positions, so that i can just push the fence up against them, and not have to measure placement every time (my eyesight is pretty terrible, it takes me quite some time to align a fence to 1/16th).
However, the catch is that when that stop wasnt in use, it would need to get out of the way somehow so that the fence could be pushed over it until it hit the next further back stop. I was thinking removable pegs at those locations, but ill lose the pegs for sure, and want something more fixed, maybe a metal “hinge” mechanism that flips up or something.
My current table setup below, i have a combo track which the fence slides into. the miter track keeps the fence square, and the t-track is used for locking the fence down and other jogs. Im hoping i can put these “pin stops” or flip stops in the t track somehow. But when not in use, they need to hide away below table depth in the track.
If i had tracks on the side of my table, i could use traditional flip stops, but i dont.