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Recently I bought a thin rip guide from peach Tree.

http://www.amazon.com/Thin-Table-Pea...aw+accessories

And was impressed with the usefulness of this tool. It is really well built ,all aluminum extrusions and slides freely. I didn't like the fact that it had only one knob, which tightened the slide and the gauge body to the table. so if you are making adjustments to the gauge, the thing wants to move up and down the slot.

So I modified mine and added a new slide bar out of wood and two knobs to tighten the body separately from the rip slide.
While I was at it I added a tape with smaller graduations on it.
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Thin Rip Guide-thin-strip-guide.jpg Like you thinking Herb. Here is my Micro addition on to Wood's Magazine shop made version.
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Yeah,John,that is my next step adding a digital readout.
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John and Herb, both of your iterations are sweet. I'm still using a short board clamped to the table. Maybe time to upgrade?
Thanks for the impetus.

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Someone else posted a home made version of this a couple of years ago. At that price if I was interested it would be tough to decide to buy or make it. This a much safer way to thin rip than setting the fence close to the blade. Everyone should have a version of this jig handy. The one I saw before had a rounded nose on some hardwood. Not as nice as a roller but still workable.

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Another useful post , Herb , thank you.



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I saw a home made one recently where they used an old thrust bearing from the bandsaw on the nose of the jig.
The purpose here was to convert from the one knob does all, to the jig stays fixed while the one knob does the adjustment.
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Excellent idea. I purchased the Rockler version of this guide a couple of years ago and have found it very effective and easy to use. The double lock down would however be a definite improvement.

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Herb.
Good improvement on the jig.

This of Woodsmith is a good homemade design.
http://www.woodsmithshop.com/downloa...rippingjig.pdf

adjusting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWXMlpFMb1Q
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