DIY Aluminum Extrusion Fence #6: frustration...

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 08-06-2015 02:22 PM 1587 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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so I got the left side of the saw sliding nicely – but the smallest cut I can take is 3 1/4 inches… well that’s not going to ‘cut it’. So, I moved the fence over to the right side of the table (it’s separated in two because there’s a blade guard assembly in the middle that I want to maintain use of). I get down to an inch and some cut there – just nothing finer than about 1 1/4 inches. I know there may be times I’ll want to do something smaller…but the question is do I change my workflow, or do I figure another way to mount the rail lower and shim the extrusion up high enough??


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

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 06:44 PM

Can you attach a sacrificial fence to the front that is about 1 1/4” thick that will allow you to get close or at least have it available when you need to make narrow cuts.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 11:20 AM

Yes! Thanks Bill! I didn’t even think of that – surprise :p never had the ability to before!

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

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