Another band saw fence (adjustable)

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Project by Net55 posted 02-21-2014 01:54 AM 1909 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a lot fences over the years, this time I used screws so it can be adjusted as it gets banged around / expands / contracts.
As I ad screws, I take the fence over to the BS table, and check it for square, if its off I add a shim.
Made it from melamine and scrap poplar, fence clamps and some adjustment shims. Sealed the exposed particle board edges with waterproof glue. Hopefully this will hold up for many years.
I use Teflon spray when the melamine gets a little sticky.
Whenever I have an order that qualifies for free shipping I buy some type of melamine shelf – The edges are square, so making jigs is that much easier.
Left the top stretcher a little low in case I decide to cut down.
Added a hole to hang it up for temporary access. Generally I store jigs flat, they tend to warp when hung up.
took about 30 min to make.

-- Bill, SW Florida

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 02:23 PM

Nice fence Bill. And nice saw too. I have the black G0555LANV Anniversary edition, with a riser block too. I got it this past summer, but have yet to cut anything with it… it’s still got the sticky stuff on it from when it was shipped. As soon as the weather gets a bit warmer, I’ll get out in the shop, clean it off, tune it up, and try it out. Do you do a lot of resawing? How does the 1HP motor perform? I’m a big fan of Grizzly products. I bought their anniversary edition “Tormek” clone wet grinder too. It was an incredible bargain.

Hope you get lots of good boards out of that saw and fence.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 08:48 PM

I do a lot of resawing Ripped 12” Purple Heart this morning, no problem. Wood slicer 3/4 blade.

-- Bill, SW Florida

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