Fence for my rigid oscillating sander

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Project by Armoredduck posted 02-08-2019 06:31 AM 1690 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted a improvement on just clamping on a fence to the top that was a pain to adjust so I made this last night. It uses the existing hole for the stop plate to serve as the swivel point and a locking miter bar to secure the other side. Used it today on some canary wood and it worked great. This was more of a prototype just to see how well it works. The next one will be made of MDF with some sort of micro adjuster.

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#1 posted 02-08-2019 12:49 PM

My question may seem odd, but what do you use this fence for? Running strips between the fence and spindle?

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 02-08-2019 01:32 PM

I’m also curious as to the intended use. Seems to me it could be dangerous to trap a piece between the fence and the spindle.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 02-08-2019 01:51 PM

I assume this is for thickness sanding thin strips. My question is more how you get a consistent feed speed through this so that the strips are consistent thickness. Try as I might, I can’t get a consistent speed through a similar arrangement on my lathe sander…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#4 posted 02-08-2019 03:10 PM

ditto to all said,why do you need a fence on a spindle sander?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 02-08-2019 05:06 PM

Let’s make it unanimous. If you are doing work between the 2, make sure your fingers don’t get trapped. That wouldn’t end well.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 02-08-2019 07:17 PM

Using it mainly just for sanding thin strips after I resaw them. Have had no issues with getting constant thickness with any of the pieces I have done so far. I will run each piece thru 3 or 4 times without moving the fence. After the last time it’s hardly taking off anything and that will give me pretty uniform thickness. I am also using a push stick to push pieces all the way thru.

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#7 posted 02-09-2019 12:06 AM

Works like a drumsander…nice

-- Vince

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