Piston clamp fence stop

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Project by George_SA posted 08-14-2019 12:52 PM 729 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fence stop that I made for the new sled that I’m building. I got the idea from the internet (can’t remember where exactly). The screw pushes against a piston dowel that clamps the fence stop in place. You don’t need much pressure to hold it securely.

I cut the thread directly into hardwood (I had a spare piece of rosewood in the shop) for the screw that pushes the piston. I put a washer behind the piston dowel to protect it from the screw. I made a thread cutter out of a piece of threaded rod and cut with my angle grinder along the length to get a cutting edge.

I drew a Sketchup plan for it which is available over here.

Here are some pictures of the plan giving the dimensions I used. Those can be changed to suit your needs.

Thanks for looking. As always your comments are welcome.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 08-14-2019 03:28 PM

Great stop. Thanks for sharing especially the sketch up drawings.
I especially apreciate the thread cutting tip and the piston action of the dowel.
I see one or two of these in my future.
Thanks again.

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#2 posted 08-16-2019 08:06 AM

Very nice,
wish I had some spare rosewood.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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