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I'm building my 1st router table. As I assembled the fence, I noticed that is not quite square top to bottom but it is flat. Is this going to cause problems? How would I correct something like that? As for the split fence face that i'm attaching, what is the best way to cut the 2 channels on each side? I attempted to use my drill press and jig saw but turned out to be a mess.

I can't believe that i'm showing this table after seeing what the members of this forum can make.
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are you saying it isn't square to the table??? if so, yes it will matter...
got side and back views of the fence you can post???

could you elaborate more on the 2 channels you want to cut...
are they the T tracks in the table for the fence adjustment???
if they are the slots in the fence's face, see the picture for the simplest way...

will you be covering the fence and table w/ HPL???


and wadda mean ''I can't believe that I'm showing this table''???
your table looks great...

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The slots are in the fence face. A slot cut all the way through and a wider cut halfway through to allow for the bolt head.

For the out of square issue, i'll have to add pictures tomorrow
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I like that guide. I'll try to find one for my Bosch.
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The slots are in the fence face. A slot cut all the way through and a wider cut halfway through to allow for the bolt head.

For the out of square issue, I'll have to add pictures tomorrow
what are you using for bolts????
I find toilet flange bolts the cheapest and easiest to use...
you will need to cut a stepped slot...
one for the bolt shank and one on top of that slot to fit the head of the flange bolt...

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what are you using for bolts????
I find toilet flange bolts the cheapest and easiest to use...

POWERTEC 71068 T-Track Knobs with 1/4-20 by 1-1/2" Hex Bolts and Washers
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I like that guide. I'll try to find one for my Bosch.
it's the RA1054...


that Makita is shown using a pair of guides opposing each other...
if you are in a hurry just use a straight edge made from most anything you have laying around...
or a clamp on straight edge...



or...........
make a make a jig...
to use this jig it take a top bearing mortising bit or a straight bit and guide bushing...

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hex headed bolts will slip/turn free after a time..
use the flanged toilet bolts in ¼/20...
you'll only need to recess for the head about 1/8'' and it will never slip/turn on you...
the slot for the bolt head will look like a T slot when you are done...
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The slots are in the fence face. A slot cut all the way through and a wider cut halfway through to allow for the bolt head.

For the out of square issue, i'll have to add pictures tomorrow
For those slots the jig Stick showed is great but remember that you need to make those in 3-4 passes, not in one. You also could have used T-Track dadoed into the mounting plate for the fence but I can't see if that's a flat surface or not, such as a 3/4" board. If so you could use two pieces of T-track cut to the needed size.
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