Recycled Router table fence, cheap and effective

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Project by Mcnervy posted 05-07-2013 01:13 AM 2799 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago I added a shop built router table wing in my ts3650
It was made from 1” thick black phenolic, gift from an installer at work
I had a effective bosch fence from my old bosch router table, but it was difficult to add because it required 2 deep grooves that ran thru the phenolic inorder to attach. phenolic is not to fun to machine. I made a clunky wood block attachement to hold my bosch fench but it was so hard to use I stopped using a fence, I found ways to work around or use a handheld.
I am about to start a couple projects so I made the 1.5 hour trip to woodcraft with designs on purchasing a kreg, general or incra router table fence. sadly they all needed me to add the same grooves or trackes in the phenolic.

Looking back thru fine woodworking mags I found a shop made fence that clamped onto the table saw fence.
I used that basic construction and rockler fence clamps to create this Cheap reasonable workhorse. I used all pocket hole construction.
While I attached the bosch fence to the frame I placed it on 2 shims so that assembly rides on the wood frame not the fence.
I sanded and waxed the wood frame so it slides easily.
This is one application where the rigid fence is excelent because it clamps at both front and back.
THe first cut I tried was a 3.5” panel raising bit, in 6 depth passes, worked great
Now on to actual projects.

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 01:15 AM

nice setup, I ised to do something simillar on my r4510 but I found ti too low for me. Very nice and well thought out to come up with your solution.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 09:17 PM

Looks like a great job! You don’t miss having an extension on the left on the saw? I have a TS2424 and thought that moving the fence rails to the right like that would make the saw a bit tip heavy to the right, so I ‘ve been holding out looking for some way to extend the fence rails.

-- "72.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot." - Steven Wright

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