Building a Bandsaw Fence

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Blog series by Woodknack updated 05-27-2017 04:07 AM 3 parts 7792 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Making the rails and gluing up the fence.

05-25-2017 03:41 AM by Woodknack | 9 comments »

You can also follow along on Instagram. My fence will be adapted from the the bandsaw fence built by Paul Fiebach, published in the Oct 1974 Popular Mechanics. Calling this a “plan” is generous. Like many old “plans”, it is just a sketch, an idea. There are a few dimensions but once you start, it quickly becomes apparent how much information was left out. Step One: I cut 3 pieces of 3/4” birch plywood, 2.5” wide by 16” long and face glued th...

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Part 2: Cam

05-25-2017 06:49 PM by Woodknack | 3 comments »

Next part is making the cam and what I’m calling the “shoe” (as in brake shoe) for lack of a better term (suggestions welcome). The original cam template. I made this and it didn’t look right. Probably should have tried it first but I decided to tweak the curve a little and used a logarithmic spiral template by Marius Hornberger. Tweaked curve, much better looking in my opinion. Getting the cam to work proved a little trickier than expected. Marius...

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Part 3: The end

05-27-2017 04:07 AM by Woodknack | 7 comments »

Not much interest in this so I’ll wrap it up. It’s done other than paint is drying. At some point I’ll put templates up on my personal blog (link in sig). If some future person comes along and is interested and I haven’t put them up yet, just send me a message. That’s blue tape on the sides. The top will be blue, the sides natural. And yes, my brush sucks. Tomorrow I’ll buy a new one and hopefully get a better finish. #ibuilditblue

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