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Thread: Anyone recognize this miter fence setup?

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    Anyone recognize this miter fence setup?

    At least I think itís a miter fence setup. Picked it up at an auction because it looked like quality... something. Originally thought it was t-track. And came with a woodpecker story stick for $20 (gloat!).

    i thought Woodhaven at first but itís different than what they show.

    Any ideas? Maybe itís not a miter fence at all, but the biggest extrusion has a measuring tape on it.

    thanks
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    Matt--those extrusions look like 80/20 (company is based in Columbia City, IN--west of Fort Wayne, and right on US 30). The fittings look like something they carry--but i don't know what they are called. You may find them on the 80/20 web site: 80/20 T-slot Aluminum Building System (8020.net)
    Shoot, you done good for $20!!
    earl

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    My line bore and hinge machines use a fence and stops like that, sort of. Might be off of something other than a saw.

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    That's a home brew fence.

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    Earl, Iíve used 80/20 for years so Iím aware of them. This seems to be a well thought out kit, possibly shop made.

    Steve, there were no out of the ordinary machines, standard hobby Grizzly stuff and a SawStop. Iíll give it some more attention tomorrow.

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    The bushings look too big to fit dog holes--but hard to tell from the picture. Shop made or home brew--almost for sure. The bushings look like they might expand a bit when the end screw is tightened, which makes me think they may be there to fit in dog holes--but that would be a pain in the butt to reach under a bench to secure!!
    earl

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    Yeah, I donít quite get how they work either. Theyíre not stop blocks either I donít think.

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    Can you tell what type of blade made the marks on the extrusions? The knurled washers seem odd, as I can't see a function for the knurling. Also, the green things look like pointers in the photos, are they? Either the maker had a mill available, or it probably isn't home brew as I doubt you can purchase the flatted cylinders.

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    Whatever itís for thatís a great haul for $20! Iíve been wanting to get ahold of some 80/20 for a couple projects.

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