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Forum topic by akmiller907 posted 12-29-2012 06:09 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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akmiller907

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12-29-2012 06:09 PM

So for Christmas I got the Incra Ibox jig and since they don’t make the miter bar for a Shopsmith I am brainstorming the best way to make it work. I mainly use a couple of Shopsmiths for woodworking and I don’t have a stand alone table saw to use it with so I am asking if anyone of you has already made it work for your Shopsmith or any ideas. My best idea I feel is to take the miter bar to a machine shop and show them what I want. Then it would be ,hopefully, perfectly done. Thanks

-- Kenny


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#1 posted 12-29-2012 06:30 PM

Your best bet is to get a piece of steel or aluminum that fits your miter slot perfectly, and drill and tap it to match the ibox base using the stock ibox bar as a template for the holes.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 09:35 PM

You might also contact the Incra folks directly and ask whether or not they have an adaptation for the Shopsmith, since so many folks have them. It’s worth a shot anyway.

I also received one of the IBox jigs for Christmas and look forward to giving it a work out.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 12:11 AM

From a thread on woodnet; the designer (Alan Shafter) asked incra about this.
This was their response:
“Here’s the deal on under-sized miter bars for the I-BOX.

The design of the current 3/4” bar with its Glide-Loc adjusters doesn’t lend itself to being milled narrower. INCRA orders these parts in large batches so I think the cost to custom mill different sized bars is likely not justifiable.

That being said, INCRA has contacted Shopsmith about their bars and is awaiting a response. I don’t know how the width of the Shopsmith bar compares to an old Sears miter bar, but my offer still stands to drill and tap a non-standard bar to accept an I-BOX. Nothing needs to be done to the I-BOX and it will only result in a few extra holes in your Shopsmith or Sears miter bar. “

Paul, you’re gonna love it. Box joints quick and easy. :)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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