My Router Table Fence

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Project by jeepturner posted 01-05-2011 02:25 AM 2690 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this router fence, maybe five or six years ago. After building my work bench around some lumber that was recycled when I tore down my old shop and moved the single wide off the lot to build our house. All of the benches I have in my shop are repurposed. The table top is centered around a piece of particle board that was laminated with maple on the two faces. I was part of a shipping pallet that tropical hard wood was imported on.
Well, I wouldn’t normally post this project because it isn’t exceptional, it doesn’t really have anything that hasn’t been shown before, as far as router fences go.
I was asked to post it on one of my blogs, and rather than post it in the comments there, I figured I would put it in my projects.
The fence is made from off cuts from a molding mill, that is now shut down. (Don’t you hate it when you lose a source of free stuff?) The wood is all red oak. The adjustable fence pieces are held in place with quarter twenty screws and brass threaded inserts. The clamp that tightens it is a Bessy that was designed to clamp onto the K body clamps.
I appreciate your feedback, good, bad or otherwise.
I must also add that joining this site is one of the best woodworking decisions that I have made. I hope this site remains inspirational and informative.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 04:56 AM

Nice! I like the adjustable mouth on the fence. I’m thinking of building something similar into my table saw extension.

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#2 posted 01-05-2011 05:11 AM

Hey, that is a great fence. I am thinking this site can only get better.

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#3 posted 01-05-2011 11:57 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-05-2011 03:13 PM

Sweet. The Bessy reuse is great. Got to remember that.
Sometimes simple is better.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 01-05-2011 06:19 PM

Looks great!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 01-05-2011 07:19 PM

Thanks Mel I appreciate the effort to go out and take extra pics of it. What I wanted was the pic of how the clamp attached and you certainly came through! Good job on it!


-- Brian

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 10:12 AM

I need to build a fence for the router table I am putting on the end of my table saw. I hadn’t put much thought into it yet, but this one looks pretty good from here :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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