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Has anybody got any suggestions for a good substitute for a mitre fence? you may have guessed I am new to the router although I have just completed building a table but it took three attempts at the top, two layers of 19mm MDF glued together warped!!!
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Hi Andy

One of the best ones I have come across is the one below, it can do many,many jobs on the router table

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Oak Park Enterprises Ltd.: Catalogue

I know you are in Lincolnshire,IL. but you can make one in your own shop..it's worth the time to make one like it or just buy one ,see video on the same web page..

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I was going to suggest a sled device. Must look into the Oak Park unit. I like the way it runs on an inverted PC guide. I have that unit.
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If one fabricated a sled with one runner/guide that ran along the bottom of the table, as long as the runner was square to the base of the sled would it matter if the bottom edge of the table wasn't square to the main table fence, as long as the workpiece wasn't touching said fence?

Seems like it'd be the same concept as the main fence not having to be squared up, just adjusted properly to the bit.
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Hi Mike

If you make one use a 1" wide slot max and a little bit longer on the base you will be glad you did the pin and pins holes must be dead on both parts if you need help on that let me know..

But I will say that's why I paid for one they can't be off by more than .002

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That has to be the neatest miter gauge I have ever seen. I have watched the video three times now in amazement.

If I had the credit card I could spend hundreds on that site. I never even thought some of that was possible to do without very complicated setups and years of experience. Until yesterday I had no idea that a template guide (bushing?) could even be used on a router table. Now I learn things I would almost consider miracles can be done.
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Hi Derek

Once you put the guides in the router table a whole new world will open for you

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That has to be the neatest miter gauge I have ever seen. I have watched the video three times now in amazement.

If I had the credit card I could spend hundreds on that site. I never even thought some of that was possible to do without very complicated setups and years of experience. Until yesterday I had no idea that a template guide (bushing?) could even be used on a router table. Now I learn things I would almost consider miracles can be done.



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Once you put the guides in the router table a whole new world will open for you

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I am actually in a bit of shock and brain overload right now because of it all.
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Thanks fellas, Bobj3, i can't get the video to run so didn't get the full story on the jig, I think maybe I will punt for the sled type, I get the impression it may be slightly more sturdy and give better support to the workpiece.
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Hi Andy

You may need to update your viewer to see it.. it's worth the time to do that a real good video, short but good. ( Java viewer ) right click on the screen and select Prop.it will tell you what ver.it needs...

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Thanks fellas, Bobj3, i can't get the video to run so didn't get the full story on the jig, I think maybe I will punt for the sled type, I get the impression it may be slightly more sturdy and give better support to the workpiece.



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