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    Long fence for ripping big stuff

    I like a large infeed on the fence when truing up long boards. This fence slips right over the stock fence and makes setup and removal easy. On the bottom of the fence is a hole exactly the size of my stock fence. The back of that is slightly beveled so it lines up quickly and drops right in. It works flawlessly. There is zero play in the fence, but no fuss to get it on and off.

    Not really rocket science, but just sharing ideas. I like the “U” at the top, which holds pencils and push sticks well.
    Yes, I am making a lot of stuff now that the new shop is set up. Shop tour soon come.

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    Last edited by Malcolm Schweizer; 06-28-2020 at 12:50 AM.

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    Something I always wish I had but am too lazy to make. Nicely done.

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    YEARS AGO, at The Woodworking Show, Jim Heavy of Wood Magazine showed a similar fence. He designed it so the fence was 1" thick. This way, measurement using tape on saw were off by exactly one inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashun Patel View Post
    Something I always wish I had but am too lazy to make. Nicely done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Wrenn View Post
    YEARS AGO, at The Woodworking Show, Jim Heavy of Wood Magazine showed a similar fence. He designed it so the fence was 1" thick. This way, measurement using tape on saw were off by exactly one inch.
    I actually thought of this, but I almost never use the tape on the fence because I seem to always be trying to meet some unachievable level of perfection, and my fence has a 1/32 thick line that just kind of suggests what the fence is set at. ;-) Also, like Prashun above, I was too lazy to do that. <<< real reason.

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    I like it. I also like a longer fence, and ordered a 4-5' long extrusion from 80/20 to fit over my VSCT bies fence. This is on a 12-14" saw that has 38-40" of table depth

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    I like that idea! I'd like to also add additional "table space" on the infeed side to help with long boards and with wide sheet goods.
    Thanks & Happy Wood Chips,
    Dennis -
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