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    My B.O.R.K.

    Hello there, just thought some of you might like to see this. Well here it is, just like the new big boys, take a gander at the photos below.

    As you can see all looks normal



    ...but wait....


    well lets go farther....


    and now the finish....


    This is a new product that Bob (which I will direct over to these forums) has made for his Grizzly 1023 (i believe). Since the saws are so closely matched he let my purchase one for my saw with a 100% money back guarantee, so I thought what's the harm as I always wanted a riving knife. I know this might sound like a commercial but I have NO affiliation with this product and didn't meet Bob until I saw this product.

    Also I didn't have a ZCI for a 45 cut or a wide mouth that would house the riving knife so that is why there is not any insert in the last picture.
    Also in the last picture you can see the cuts in the BORK at the top, this is to allow you to bent the "fins" to match the kerf of the blade, as is its made for thin kerf blades when I use full kerf, but I am not sure I will need to bend them anyway.

    Enjoy.
    (i do have some installation pics, just haven't got them situated yet)
    Last edited by Aaron Beaver; 10-13-2008 at 04:25 PM.
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    Aaron, this is so very cool, I hope that you would post it here too.

    I hope that Bob comes over here too, as I'm sure that there will be interest.

    Cheers!
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    Very cool. I don't know how adaptable that is across machines but no matter. There are a lot of Uni owners out there and even if it only benefits them it is way-cool. If it can be adapted, all the better ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Aaron, this is so very cool, I hope that you would post it here too.

    I hope that Bob comes over here too, as I'm sure that there will be interest.

    Cheers!
    I will send him over, in case there are any questions I can't answer

    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Very cool. I don't know how adaptable that is across machines but no matter. There are a lot of Uni owners out there and even if it only benefits them it is way-cool. If it can be adapted, all the better ;-)
    He designed it for a Grizzly but since they are close it worked out well. In the installation pics (i will post later) he sent a hose clamp to hold the bracket which he used, but on my saw the hose clamp wouldn't work, but eh U-Bolt he sent worked fine. I think its very adaptable to many types of saw but he might be able to elaborate.
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    Does he have a web site? I'm actually very interested, as I've got a 1023...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Does he have a web site? I'm actually very interested, as I've got a 1023...
    Is this Bob's Web Site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Yep, Frank got it
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    Thanks Stuart!

    He has specialized in some wonderful accessories, very nice craftsmanship and reasonable prices. I too look forward to his joining us.

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    He has a couple of pictures that I can't seem to get to from the link you provided, but that is it. Maybe when he gets here he can post a link to those, I might be able to find them first, have to take a look at my emails.
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    Here I am. Thanks Aaron and thank you Stuart for the welcoming email and getting me set up to visit. I think Aaron meant to say we are NOT affiliated, but when I go national I may want him as my sales manager

    Long story short, I'm a "winding down" remodeler (bad back) who got interested in woodworking because of restoration and duplication work I did in older houses. I kinda specialized in those.

    The biggest reason I spent a yr. developing the BORK was that I was told it couldn't be done. It ain't perfect because pre-riving knife saws don't work the same, but I find it very convenient.

    I will be happy to answer questions.

    Oh, the website and e-store don't tell you this, but if you buy from the store (paypal only) enter Woodnet in the coupon code box for 20% off. All prices include shipping.

    More photos: go to my site, click on Online store and scroll down to the BORK photos. Click on any to start a slide show.
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