|Forum topic by Gene Howe||posted 04-08-2014 10:58 PM||1530 views||2 times favorited||11 replies|
04-08-2014 10:58 PM
I know that most people here on LJs are not Shopsmith users, but some one might get an idea for another application. Besides, I wanted to show off my little jig. I’m sorta proud of it.
The Jointech fence and router table attached to my MK5 is an absolute joy to use….as long as frequent table height adjustments are not needed. (as in dadoing) So when I was offered a reconditioned shorty I couldn’t pass it up.
I guess the Jointech’s precision spoiled me because I found the stock fence on the shorty a bit on the imprecise side of accurate adjustment. So, when I stumbled on an old Incra fence system I had used on a router table I cobbled together many years ago, a light went on. I’ll make my own Incra fence.
Here are a few pics of my new Incra table saw fence.
A view under the auxiliary table showing the table clamp system. Actually two joined tables.
Before clamping the jig to the table the fence is extended to register it against the blade.
Registered. Now the table clamps can be tightened.
Then the fence can be pulled back. In this case, a bit farther than necessary. And the metal clamps are closed to hold the gross adjustment.
Finally, the Incra jigs are adjusted to the precise measurement needed.
It took much longer to type this than it takes to set up the fence.
Thanks for looking and all comments are welcome.
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton