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Forum topic by JC posted 05-30-2013 06:41 AM 827 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2013 06:41 AM

Hi all,
I need some help. I am making window sills to restore my old farmhouse out of 8/4 red oak. Finished thickness is 6/4 with a full bullnose on the three sides of the sill. However, the router fence on my MLCS heavyweight table is terrible! This table is dead flat and with the large 1.5” bullnose bit doesn’t shake or vibrate at all! I was able to get the first sill done, but it was the shortest at 35” long. Even that required quite a bit of hand sanding to get rid of the snipe from the fence moving on me :( Some sills are going to be 7’ long! I need a fence that I can rely on to stay put and put some pressure on the fence. Especially since that is a big chunk of metal spinning around! I would love to get a Incra Wonderfence, but the clamps only go to 1 3/8 thick. My table on the stand is 3.5” thick :( Any suggestions?

-- "Do it once, do it right!"

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 02:41 AM

Build one. Go to Fine Woodworking’s index web page, and search for” router fence”. They should tell you volume number of the issue. Then go to, search for Fine Woodworking ##, where the volume number you need replaces the ##. You can browse the issue before downloading it in .pdf. I’ve been doing this for various projects over the past couple of weeks. Shop Notes is there as well, but they do not have an index.

Good luck.

-- Lynn Bradford | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 03:09 AM

I used the Bill Hylton design, which has worked great for me, check out this video:

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