Delta Fence Upgrade

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Project by jonnybone posted 05-15-2013 09:44 PM 2238 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I became so frustrated with the existing fence (tubular rails) clunking down the rails just to get an inaccurate cut i came up with this half assed acrylic thing….I only say this because i did all the recessed holes by hand and not the drill press because my DP is a POS. It stalls if you look at it the wrong way. They could have been recessed “properly” had i done it that way but i plan to Bondo up the holes and avoid any potential snagging.

Materials Used:
5/16” bolts
1/2” sheet of acrylic cut to size
7/8-1” Forstner bit
Scrap piece of Mahogany backer board

In a nutshell, thank god for the Jawhorse…I made the plastic metal wood sandwich then clamped it all together and went to town drilling through and aligning the three plates. Very simple project yet deceptively easy to screw up…

Hopefully there are some items in the background readers might be curious about….thats always been my favorite thing about looking at peoples shop photos i.e. whats that a picture of?? or is that blood on the wall or paint?


-- Everyday Woodworking is saving my life.

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 11:29 PM

Paint only. Neat idea here, hope it works well for you.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 01:30 PM

Wow I didn’t know Apple made tablesaws !!! ;)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 01:42 PM

.. Its the new iSaw….it wasn’t cheap….really powerful

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