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Project by Henri Monnier posted 05-01-2014 05:46 PM 3043 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally I settled down and put together something I’ve always wanted. This one was published in ShopNotes a while back. I made a few changes along the way, The main one was using TREX for the main alignment block. I used TREX mainly because it is not sensitive to the environment its in. The sacrificial piece is MDF, and I have a lot of scrap….

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 01:56 AM

What am I missing? How does it work?

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#2 posted 05-02-2014 10:48 AM

The MDF sacrificial piece is that brown rectangular piece below the aluminum face-plate. Coming thru that face-plate on the fence, is a 6” x 1” x 1” rectangular bar with a hold-down screw at the end. That bar slides in/out thru the fence, to accommodate the work-piece (width). The hold-down screw at the end of that bar ‘clamps’ the work-piece (height) to the sliding table base. Just above the top edge of the sacrificial MDF, there is a ‘clamp’ that secures the MDF (it is the short piece of aluminum just under the face-plate that does not ‘run’ the full length). The two thumb-screws on the very top of the fence run down to that aluminum bar and clamp the MDF to the sliding table base so it does not move. The aluminum face-plate is there only to provide strength to the face-plate when using the bar to clamp the work-piece (it does ‘add’ to the ‘look’ too). Hope that helps…..

Actually it was quite easy to put together, and it really works GREAT. If interested I can post the full directions on the ‘web’ for you or others to view.

-- |~ Henrii~|- - We'll be friends till we're old and senile... Then we'll be new friends!!

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