Pivoting fence arc vs distance?
Question is a little long.
Since I have a stationary pivot on my fence, can I use it to calculate distance at the bit as I swing the loose end?
If I measure an equal distance (distance from center of the bit to pivot) in a straight line with the center of the pivot bolt through center of the bit, on the other end of the fence , then mark an arc, using the pivot. Each 1" of the arc should be 1/2" at the bit.
Now, knowing the front of the fence is forward (x distance) of the pivot center, equal on both ends of the fence, is there any offset involved.
If I carried the arc (at the loose end of the fence) forward 2", would the fence be flush with a 1" bit?
I'll experiment a little tomorrow, but if this is set up accurately (like a rip fence marker on a table saw) this could be used for many applications.
Common used stops could be drilled in the benchtop (drop in a pin) and make the next cut. (every 1/2" equals 1/4" at the bit)
Maybe this is already done (just not on my top & fence)
My next top may have a curved side the radius of the pivot fence.
Anyone ever experimented with this or a similar approach?
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