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this is an old extruded fence I got years ago that im planning to add split fences to. I don't even remember where I got the thing.

the 4 holes that are there aren't centered in the grooves and are all bunched in the middle. the smaller ones must be for a bit guard I cant find. I can either drill a hole on each end and slot the fences for adjusting and be done or recess a t track on each side of the split fences for adjusting and feather boards maybe even a track on top to add stops.

what I cant understand is why all the t tracks are on the back of the existing fence. im sure theres a reason but im feeling exceptionally dense this morning. more coffee is needed.

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The T-slots look like they are made for 1/4-20 or 10-24 hex head cap screws or bolts. Can't really tell without measuring or try the bolts.
 

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good call on the incra jig herb. as far as the tracks back there i'll just try and ignore them. i've already burned enough brain cells trying to figure those out.
 

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Having the slots on the backside makes stops much more stable and less prone to move if you use a little too much force banging a piece into them. It also makes it possible to add a fine adjust feature. Other than that I draw a blank too.
 

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The T-slots look like they are made for 1/4-20 or 10-24 hex head cap screws or bolts. Can't really tell without measuring or try the bolts.
Having the slots on the backside makes stops much more stable and less prone to move if you use a little too much force banging a piece into them. It also makes it possible to add a fine adjust feature. Other than that I draw a blank too.
that's worth a try. a 270 degree stop haha. that will save me from putting a 3 ft piece of t track on the top.
 

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It almost looks like a metal door treshhold with the T slots for the heads of the anchor bolts that embed in the wet concrete and the cut out the mortise for the center latch on the doors. Could also be adapted for a threshold on a truck with a rollup door on the back or side.
Just a thought,
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It almost looks like a metal door treshhold with the T slots for the heads of the anchor bolts that embed in the wet concrete and the cut out the mortise for the center latch on the doors. Could also be adapted for a threshold on a truck with a rollup door on the back or side.
Just a thought,
Herb

hahaha that's great. whatever it is it works good as a fence. I cant remember who I got it from. I got a lot of stuff from tool crib of the north but im not sure they sold router tables in the early 90's. I thought they went out of business but evidently they just changed their name to acme. got the same wolf anyway
 

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I guess it wasn't too smart to title this a mod when I haven't done anything yet. a title like " what the heck is it" woulda been better. just got done bringing an old bandsaw into this century today. trying to decide if I want to redo the whole table top or just the fence. anyway just thought some were probably thinking " hey stupid where's the mod?" it be coming
 

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I was just going to edit my last post and add this but didn't see how. I got a set of spacer fences today. wish I could have gotten some oak park stuff but found these unopened on ebay for 30 bucks + shipping. couldn't pass that up. I think im really going to like these things. I was in awe watching router workshop at how easy everything looked.
i'm starting to go from acquisition mode to getting set up. I still need to build a workbench and a another mobile cabinet or two. I think my wife is scared at the thought that this first black Friday since I started back woodworking
 

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one step closer. I got a Christmas present or two early and got a woodpecker top & plate. gonna try and cut 3" or so off my old 1" mdf top to make a split fence. I can square the rest of it up and try to make a horizontal router with it at some point.
 

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