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There are always a ton of things I want to do, but I think I need to do one of them straight away:

a tenon jig. One for my saw, I should say.

Since I don't have miter slots, I'll be building a fence rider, just like this one: A Slick Tenoning Jig - Fine Woodworking Article

My question isn't one of how to make it, but rather how to use it. Is this just something that I'll need to play around with and sneak up on cheek cuts until I figure out where to set the fence each time?

The other project, now that I pretty much have storage temporarily figured out, is finally getting around to building a new bench. My tables have worked fine to this point, but I'd like something I can treat a little more roughly, and more importantly, hammer on without fear.

I've been enamored with building the Tom Caspar bench. Tom's Torsion Box Workbench - Projects - American Woodworker But I'm wondering if I should go with something more solid, like the Popular Woodworking (http://popularwoodworking.com/upload...Workbench2.pdf) or Holzapfel. I was wondering what you thought of the PW bench, made up of dimensional pine glued together. It's an interesting concept, one that I'm sure is a lot heavier than the Caspar one.

Just thoughts on this one, I'm not sure which direction to go right now.
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That Pop. WW bench is one heavy duty bench. But, the Caspar bench, using 2X4 webbing, would be heavy enough for me. Plus, you have a flat and true surface from the get go. And, it's easy to disassemble for moving or storing.

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Fair points.
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I don't understand as how you wouldn't have miter slots in your TS. Building one to ride the fence is doable and plausible. If you don't already have one, I suggest you build some type of "sled" for your TS.

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My TS uses a sliding miter table. I could easily make miter slots, but using a fence rider seems like the best idea.
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My TS uses a sliding miter table. I could easily make miter slots, but using a fence rider seems like the best idea.
Then, this will be your best option. Nothing wrong with having one that rides on the fence.

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hi Chris,

my first saw was a ryobi bt 3000. i think the saw you now have is the same. mine had the sliding table.

it was basically a good saw. the aggravating things about it was no miter slots and the fence on that saw wasnt very good. im sure yours is much better as they have had years to refine it. it seemed each time i saw a jig i wanted to make, i needed a miter slot.

but if i remember correctly, there is an accessory you can buy with the miters slots in it.

you might want to check into that and see if it is available for your saw.

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Yeah, it's about $40. Some have just routed and made their own.

The fence on this thing is very good. I've compared pictures, and they have definitely made improvements. I love that once it's set up, it stays accurate.

Another reason for making the fence rider is, besides the cost of a toggle clamp, it's free. Good use for some scraps.
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yep, 40 bucks does sound high, but when you can justify buying onne, you will have it from then on.

the miter slots need to be very accurate, as you know so they can be aligned with the blade. to me, it would seem a lot easier to buy it and not have to worry about buiding one.

but heck i can be a little lazy at times, especially with this hot weather, lol.

im glad your having fun with the new saw, just be careful. after having the 3rd kickback leave a purple mark in my stomach, i really respect a tablesaw.

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im glad your having fun with the new saw, just be careful. after having the 3rd kickback leave a purple mark in my stomach, i really respect a tablesaw.
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Double check your settings on your saw. You shouldn't be getting any kickback. Something is out of alignment.

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