Sacrificial Fence with feather boards for Craftman Professional

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Project by BarryW posted 09-09-2009 04:47 AM 5790 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oh, this little sacrificial fence has some problems and creating it was a learning experience…the featherboards are too long…the bottom of the fence looks like a pincushion there are so many holes…first the wrong hardware…then too deep holes…etc. But it works…and the next one will be better. The learning curve on South Creekview Road is often steep and long. I created this to cut some oak posts to size…and I thought I needed some featherboards…and probably will when I get around to cutting the oak. That will happen in a few days. Maybe tomorrow. I also got to use the router side of this tablesaw combo. It works fine. Yes, most of my projects to date are shop tools…additions to my shop equipment to make things easier and safer. I just can’t buy things anymore and have to make the stuff myself now. I did use a different way tomake the featherboards found here on Lumberjocks…it worked great…and I thought it was better than Norm’s video of his making featherboards. Quicker and more logical. And there was a learning curve with that as well. So it goes. Many things ahead…many projects…soon I’ll have the all the jigs and helps I need to actually make something worthwhile to show everybody. Yeah, I’d love to have the $3,000 dollar tablesaw with extensions…however, it hasn’t happened yet…so I’m working with what I have to create what I can with accuracy others can tolerate. And now maybe I also process those maple 2” maple flitches I have to make the top of a bench? It’s a thought.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 04:53 AM

Its not the tools its the craftsman that counts!!!

Nice job.

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 05:36 AM

Not sure if you know this, but your sliding miter table is on backwards… I know a lot of Sears stores have them on the floor that way. It’s wrong… You need the frame toward you so you have distance between the miter fence and the blade…

You may be interested in Suwat Phruksawan’s multi purpose tall fence for your application…

I might consider putting in some T track cross pieces and combining your idea with his… I bet that would rock…

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 05:42 AM

this seems a little strong ,
but i bet those posts will
listen now !

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 06:47 AM

Yeah, the Suwat Phruksawan fence is excellent…and well, I’ve printed that paige out in PDF format and will probably make something similar in the future…good idea. In the meantime…I have some other additions in mind for the second fence…but that will have to wait until another rainy day…and as far as the the sliding miter table on backwards, that was on purpose…I use it both ways…and I think it was desgined that way…to be turned either way….but I appreciate the pointer. There are always good ideas hanging around with other woodworkers. I know I’m not inventing the wheel…others have made great things before me. I’m the duffer with a handicap of 25 or so…who goes on Sunday mornings to play golf…except I don’t play golf, I woodwork.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 03:13 PM

I’ve got the same saw, Barry. I always appreciate seeing how you make it work. Thanks for the posts and nice work on the fence.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 04:32 PM

I have a table saw just like yours . and the sliding miter slide is the worng way .. but if works for you .it even better..

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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