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Default Quick and Dirty Stop Block

I needed to cut some boards that were longer than my miter saw fence.

So I cobbled up a temporary stop block using an unconventional means.

After pondering the situation for a minute, I realized I could use a pair of magswitches that I have mounted in a board.

I pulled out the top drawer of my tool box, and lo and behold, the height was idea. All I had to do was determine the location and lock the magnets in place.

I was concerned the drawer might rack on me (and change the measurement) so I jammed some wooden shims in between the drawer and the tool box cabinet.

That worked well. I hope I remember this the next time I need to cut something longer than my fence (max 40 inches).
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We gotta start calling you MacGyver
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You're always thinking outside the box, Mike. Nice idea. Thanks.
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Very good move mike. Another thing I noticed I thought I was the only person that worked around my clutter lol. You made my day mike have good day.
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Always thinking aren't you Mike? I love it.
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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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MagSwitches are very useful.

I did not want to drill the top of the Saw Stop rip fence to mount a set of JessEm Clear Cut Stock Guides . So I mounted the Stock Guides on a section of 1x4", then installed a pair of MagSwitches to hold the Stock Guides to the rip fence top. "E-z-on, E-z-off" when I need to mount a sacrificial fence or other jig to the rip fence.

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