# Magnetic dial indicator holder for bandsaw fence

 Forum topic by OhioMike posted 06-03-2013 06:54 AM 1462 views 2 times favorited 4 replies
 OhioMike57 posts in 917 days 06-03-2013 06:54 AM I finally got around to building an easy-to use dial indicator holder for my bandsaw fence. It’s useful when I need to change the thickness of the veneer I’m cutting. I started with a scrap of oak about 1.5 inches thick with one surface absolutely flat. I cut slots in it as shown. And I drilled two 1/4” holes at the drill press. Four shallow holes on the (absolutely flat) underside accept 1/2” x 1/8” magnets that are epoxied in place. They are about 1/64” below the surface of the wood. A coat of shellac protects it. This scrap of 1/4” thick plastic provided material for a lever. An inexpensive Grizzly dial indicator complete the project. Here is the plastic lever in action I hope you enjoyed it. Mike

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 MrRon2991 posts in 1998 days #1 posted 06-03-2013 03:59 PM The plastic leveris a great idea. Planeman40513 posts in 1515 days #2 posted 06-03-2013 04:31 PM If you can work to the tolerances of a dial indicator with a bandsaw, my hat is off to you and I nominate you for “Bandsaw Genius of the World”! Planeman -- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence! OhioMike57 posts in 917 days #3 posted 06-03-2013 05:26 PM Gee, I thought I was measuring my veneer the old tried-and-true way by using thousandths. You know: 1/16” = .0623/32” = .0931/8” = .125 and so on…... It’s so much easier to use a dial indicator and calipers than a ruler! Mike Planeman40513 posts in 1515 days #4 posted 06-03-2013 06:17 PM I guess you can do that. I would just put a small ruler against the blade and the fence. But since you are slicing veneers, I can see where your method would be valid. But I don’t think I could hold tolerances within a couple of thousandths on a bandsaw. Not even with a table saw. Your nomination will be in the mail shortly. :) Planeman -- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!