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04-23-2011 08:11 PM
bobj3 Hi John

It's very rigid ,it's tank stock so to speak..

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Originally Posted by jschaben View Post
Thanks Bob - I've been toying with cloning that tapering jig of Rocklers but I don't like the fence they use. Thought that 8020 stuff would make a lot better, or at least more rigid one..


04-23-2011 08:08 PM
jschaben
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Hi John

Just a butt in post,,well yes and no, he has them listed on the same web site but a standard 1/4" M.S. screw nut will just slide right in, I also made about 20 or so out of some flat bar stock for peanuts..or you can use the tee slot/nuts bolts also..

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Thanks Bob - I've been toying with cloning that tapering jig of Rocklers but I don't like the fence they use. Thought that 8020 stuff would make a lot better, or at least more rigid one..
04-23-2011 07:25 PM
bobj3 Hi John

Just a butt in post,,well yes and no, he has them listed on the same web site but a standard 1/4" M.S. screw nut will just slide right in, I also made about 20 or so out of some flat bar stock for peanuts..or you can use the tee slot/nuts bolts also..

Just a note ,,,the MS (Machine screw) type of nut (sq.or hex) is not as high (tall) as the normal nuts...also carr. bolts work well in the slots of the 8020 stock..to beat the high price of the tee slot bolts..( but they need a quick grind job on the belt sander to the OD of the head ,to get it smaller for the slot.)

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Originally Posted by jschaben View Post
Hi Peter - I've been looking at that 8020 stuff but it looks to me like it requires special hardware due to the odd shaped channels.


04-23-2011 06:35 PM
jschaben
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Originally Posted by istracpsboss View Post
There are inexpensive sources of material for fences 8020 Inc Aluminum Extrusion 40 S 40-4084 L x 48 N | eBay

Cheers

Peter
Hi Peter - I've been looking at that 8020 stuff but it looks to me like it requires special hardware due to the odd shaped channels.
04-23-2011 03:10 PM
istracpsboss There are inexpensive sources of material for fences 8020 Inc Aluminum Extrusion 40 S 40-4084 L x 48 N | eBay

Cheers

Peter
04-23-2011 11:40 AM
01stairguy thats a nice table, well done,
04-23-2011 11:29 AM
JAMcDonald Thanks, this is just the thoughtful and informed kind of information I was seeking. John
04-23-2011 11:13 AM
Mike Wingate I would make a seperate fence for the router side of the table. Insert T-Track, it is great for stops, feather boards and other repeatable processes. I avoid T-slots in the table surface. It may cause a weakness or catch the wood when feeding, or cause the table to warp. Use a sled. I have an auxiiary board with horizontal featherboards mounted for convenience.
04-23-2011 10:01 AM
Ralph Barker
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Originally Posted by JAMcDonald View Post
I'm finishing my router table extension for my table saw, and seek advice about the following:

My saw is a Grizzly G05444Z with a standard rail. Thus, the table is 27" wide and approximately 18" deep. See images below.

1) Any advantages to a separate fence as opposed to clamping an accessory fence to existing rip fence? Either will have to be removed for wide stock ripping.
I think that depends on how the auxiliary fence attachment is made, and whether it provides a separate means of clamping the far end. The typical TS t-square fence floats free at the back end. If there is any flex at all in the fence, that can be bad and/or dangerous for routing purposes. For routing purposes, it is also sometimes convenient to move only one end of the router fence to adjust depth of cut. That isn't possible using the TS fence as the base, unless the auxiliary fence provides that capability.

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2) Any real utility to a miter track running parallel to router table fence? If so, what distance should this be placed at?
As you've noted, different folks have different methods of working. Some like to use a miter track for coping sleds and such, others prefer to simply run sleds against the fence. A miter track, or a miter/t-track combo can be used for horizontal feather boards, as well. So, again, the track is a personal decision, I think.

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3) Many router fences have attached T-tracks to mount stuff off of, is this that useful?
I have t-slots in the MDF faces on my RT fence. I find them useful for feather boards, stop blocks, etc. Others may find them superfluous.

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I note that Pat Warner suggests building a fixture when you feel the need of feather boards, etc. Not to put words in his mouth, but obviously there are various styles of working with a router table.
Pat is one of several good sources of information (and, router accessories - I have several of his bases). But, I think he would agree that there is room for differing methods, too, as long as those methods are safe.
04-22-2011 08:05 PM
bobj3 Hi


" I'm too cheap " hahahahahahaha me too, I have made 5 or so hahahahaha

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Nice fence - I'm too cheap, so I'll just spend more making it myself (but learning)!!


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