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Forum topic by Dward67 posted 03-23-2017 01:16 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2017 01:16 PM

After a couple of years of tinkering around and developing an addiction to woodworking I took the plunge to design and build a set of work benches. All in all I am happy with what I built but I certainly made mistakes and so I am now looking towards the experienced woodworkers for suggestions on the best way to proceed.

First let me apologize for not uploading pictures. I will try and do that later this evening, still learning that part. What I built was two benches to sit on either side of my miter saw stand and then a third table saw out feed table to fit underneath (need to nest so can pull the wife’s car in). All that came out pretty well but I am having trouble getting my head around the miter saw stop that will go on the left side.

Specifically the best way to affix the fence to the table. I could just screw it down because I do not think I will need to remove it very often but that doesn’t seem like the smartest way to go.
I could cut a T-slot in the top, and I like that idea but the top is only 1/2 mdf so there is not a lot there. I know now that I should have gone with 3/4 inch but past that now.

those are my only ideas right now and I’m hoping someone has a good suggestion. Thank you for taking the time to read and possibly post.


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#1 posted 03-27-2017 02:14 AM

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#2 posted 03-27-2017 12:20 PM

glue screw a another 1/2” to the backside to what you want for the fence.

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#3 posted 03-27-2017 09:36 PM

I went ahead and worked something out. Here is a small view of the bench and saw

I drilled a couple of holes and then screwed these pieces in. I was able to drive them flush so I can remove the fence and use the surface when needed.

and the stop block. Not fancy but it is pretty accurate.

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 03:59 AM

I use something similar but mounted it to T-track on the top of my fence. If not needed it comes off easy enough. When I made my fence I went taller than most flipstop jigs would work with for smaller stock, this was my fix for that. The fence was NOT getting changed. LOL

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