DIY Aluminum Extrusion Fence #3: Last steps - brake installation and other stuff...

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 07-09-2015 01:48 PM 2019 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I went out to the shop and finished drilling the holes on the other side of the saw and got everything installed there. I realized I hadn’t installed the brake on the front bearing! duh! I started doing this only to come to the conclusion either I need to drill a new hole for the brake to go through, or bore out one of the existing holes (into which a screw goes to hold the pads the bearings use to slide on the extrusion with) Hrm.

Also realized I was missing one other piece from Hutch’s blog. a Wixey digital saw read out. At $90 it’s a bit steep atm. Will have to think on this one a bit. Maybe careful measuring for now??


took a short, choppy video with my phone on the fence movement. I’m thinking about using some of the shims that came with the linear bearings to see if they will help. Sorry in advance for my video sucking – still working on those skills!”":

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 03:27 PM

I would love to have the Wixey Digital Readout….
I have one for my thickness planer and love it.
However, with the TS….
if you “cut to fit”, the measurement is secondary to the fit.
That and a good rule will get you where you need to be.
Will your fence have a micro-adjustment???
An adhesive backed tape will give satisfactory results….
with an adjustable site….'.aspx

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 03:46 PM

It’s on my list, Randy :D

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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