A Poor Man's adjustable Positioning Fence
Quite a few years ago I made fence positioning jig from a design by Nick Engler. It was nice and worked fine, but when I built a new router table I also built a split fence so I would have the option of moving the outfeed side of the fence outwards to fully support the workpiece through the entire cut when jointing.
I just occurred to me that I could use the positioning jig together with my split fence as shown below. One full turn of the handle on the positioner and the fence moves 1mm or slightly over 1/32". The postitioner isn't attached to my split fence, so I just shove it against the positioner fence when adjusting backwards.
The next photo shows a couple of small pieces I jointed with it. The smaller one on top is about 12" long.
The next pic shows a piece being jointed. First I run the workpiece through to about 10" onto the outfeed fence, then I stop and clamp the piece firmly against the infeed fence. Notice the little gap between the workpiece and the outfeed fence.
Now I adjust the outfeed fence forward until it is firmly against the already jointed part of the workpiece. Now I am set to joint as many pieces as I want with full support of the cut on both infeed and outfeed sides of the fence.
Mike, an American living in Norway
Theory is when one knows everything, but nothing comes out right.
Experience is when everything comes out right, but no one knows why
In my shop theory and practice are united. Nothing comes out right and nobody knows why.
Last edited by Stefang; 02-25-2010 at 03:46 PM.