Thank you! It is a very nice jigsaw. I tried their barrel grip jigsaw and ended up returning it, but this one is super. To be honest, I have not used it much yet. I built that in early spring of this year, and soon after winter eased up and I started working outside. Well winter is almost here again, so I will start using it again. I would say using something rectangular, like a thickness bar, or a 3/4 piece of ply, and use the blade and ply to align with fence. I am planning to add a support arm and bearings, to keep the blade from deflecting. That was the plan originally, just haven't had time yet.Nicely done. Using the Bosch saw was a good decision. Very precise and a solid blade guide. I do wonder how you make sure the fence is parallel to the blade?
Great idea and advice! And thank you for the compliment!!!That sounds like a good idea. You'd think the outside edges of the saw base would be parallel to the blade. Perhaps you could align to that and use some press on rule tape, indexed so the zero aligns with the inside of the saw blade. That might do the trick. You might check with ereplacementparts.com for the blade guide parts. Might save you some time and trouble.
You also did a really nice job on that split fence.