Trying out a new fence system - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Chris
Posts: 1,298
 
Default Trying out a new fence system

I am working on a new fence system. It is made with those large free paint stirrers from Home Depot.

There is a slot in the middle for bolts, and the bottom is indented so it can hold carriage bolts from underneath.

It also has t-nuts in the back so they can be built into a larger system, like the 2 sides of a router table fence for example.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fence1-001.jpg
Views:	328
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	54106  

Click image for larger version

Name:	fence1-002.jpg
Views:	308
Size:	22.3 KB
ID:	54107  

Click image for larger version

Name:	fence1-003.jpg
Views:	279
Size:	22.0 KB
ID:	54108  

Click image for larger version

Name:	fence1-004.jpg
Views:	285
Size:	32.4 KB
ID:	54109  

Chris Curl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Chris
Posts: 1,298
 
Default

I just figured that I can stack them vertically too to make taller fences. And if I use spacers, I can make tracks on the front for things like feather boards and bit guards and stuff.

Version 2 is going to use a yardstick on the front so i can set the stop blocks with precision and repeatability.

I think this system is going to work out amazingly for me.
Chris Curl is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 02:48 AM
Registered User
 
MAFoElffen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 2,369
 
Default

Looks good and functional.

Aren't paint stir sticks about a 1/4 thick? (They are.) I have a TS sled with those as spacers between 2 pieces stacked as it's fence. I use a carraige bolt in the resulting slot, wing nut and block for an adjustable stop block.

Last edited by MAFoElffen; 08-12-2012 at 02:53 AM.
MAFoElffen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Chris
Posts: 1,298
 
Default

yes, they are pretty much exactly 1/4" thick, and essentially (maybe a tad under) 1 1/2" wide.

and yep, stop blocks and pretty much anything else you want to attach to either the top or front will be a piece of cake.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fence3.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	112.8 KB
ID:	54120  

Click image for larger version

Name:	fence4.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	142.7 KB
ID:	54121  


Last edited by Chris Curl; 08-12-2012 at 03:11 AM.
Chris Curl is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 08:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Keith
Posts: 111
 
Default

Nice job
Woodshaper67 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Registered User
 
OPG3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Otis
Posts: 1,985
 
Default

Chris, this has similarities (on a much smaller scale) to a Glu-Lam beam (a.k.a. Boozer Beam) when there are no spaces. Glu-Lam's are amazingly strong for structural framing. These often are visible inside an unfinished garage as a lintel member. Glu-Lam's are like gymnasts - strong and heavy only where they need to be - so much of the strength comes from the glue-lines. Also, I like your sacrificial board under the "hole to be drilled" - as it appears that board is easily removable without a lot of work. So often, people forget the sacrificial boards and the fact that they have a very short lifetime! Great work!

OPG3

Tweak everything!
OPG3 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 12:19 PM
Registered User
 
CharleyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Charley
Posts: 1,997
 
Default

It looks like Home Depot is going to have a run on paint sticks. I wonder if they keep track of the number of paint sticks given out to the number of gallons of paint sold....Interesting! I never measured them. Maybe I'll have to create something with paint sticks too.

Charley

Central North Carolina
CharleyL is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mule Accusquare rip fence M1050 westend Tool Reviews 9 03-02-2015 12:19 PM
Vacuum System Almost Finished MEBCWD Show N' Tell 5 02-09-2012 10:17 AM
Spacer Fence System 29394 Table-mounted Routing 2 05-30-2010 01:15 AM
Outlook Express problems BrianS Lobby 6 01-06-2008 08:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome