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#1 posted 08-13-2016 05:57 PM

Hi Rick,
I have seen a few different versions of that fence including the shop notes you are talking about,(in fact I think I had the actual shop notes version in a magazine I bought in 2009), I just love this fence design and like you, have been recommending it to those who look for a simple reliable fence.

The main reason I don’t think is the best solution for re sawing is, I find the height of the fence is very limiting.
What I mean is, I’m limited to what I could fit under the guide block holder.if I need to re saw a few strips 1/8” thick,I have to make sure that the fence can get that close to the blade and still not hit the guide block holder.

The same guide block holder issue applies if I want to re saw a board higher than 6.5”,so I always end up removing the table (and the fence all together) to gain 3/4” or so(the thickness of the auxiliary table) . but other than that , as a fence it is one the simplest and most effective shop-made fences in my opinion.

For re-sawing I always use a shop made fence similar to this picture:

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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