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    Question What would you do with too many fences?

    Some years back I purchased my Delta 6" jointer. It came with a fence that had a slight warp. Several emails and phone calls to the Delta support people resulted in an overlap of responses and I wound up, over the course of several months, five extra fences for the jointer.

    Space, like with everyone here, is at a premium in my shop. I need to do something with these but the only thing I can think of is turn them in for scrap and get a few bucks in exchange. So, I turn to the collective wisdom of the forum for suggestions. What can you do with five extra fences?
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    Please, answers such as anchors, ballast, etc. have already been considered and need not be voiced.
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    Sell the straight ones online/ebay/family woodworking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Sell the straight ones online/ebay/family woodworking.
    I had considered that, but at 20# each wouldn't the shipping be prohibitive? Do you think there's enough of a demand to overcome the shipping cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    I had considered that, but at 20# each wouldn't the shipping be prohibitive? Do you think there's enough of a demand to overcome the shipping cost?
    I sold a 40# tablesaw wing to a guy on the east coast and I'm in California. Shipping Fedex was about $22. I built a quick 1/4" plywood box around it and wrapped that in cardboard and taped it up good. It arrived in perfect shape.

    I stick sandpaper to MDF to use for leveling small box feet and such tasks. Being long and narrow, I don't know if that would work out for the types of items you make or not.

    I ended up with an extra Griz G0490X fence. I emailed them and they sent a box and a pickup slip. A little tape, a call to UPS, left it on the porch and it "went away".
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    Really heavy duty shelving?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I sold a 40# tablesaw wing to a guy on the east coast and I'm in California. Shipping Fedex was about $22. I built a quick 1/4" plywood box around it and wrapped that in cardboard and taped it up good. It arrived in perfect shape.

    I stick sandpaper to MDF to use for leveling small box feet and such tasks. Being long and narrow, I don't know if that would work out for the types of items you make or not.

    I ended up with an extra Griz G0490X fence. I emailed them and they sent a box and a pickup slip. A little tape, a call to UPS, left it on the porch and it "went away".
    Probably a little late to send back to Delta. I considered using them for lapping planes using sandpaper.

    I'll look into actual shipping cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Really heavy duty shelving?
    For things that aren't likely to leak.
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    Seriously, interesting question. Bandsaw resaw fence maybe? But, that would use only one.
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    Probably the simple thing to do is list 'em on CraigsList; somebody'll want 'em & be happy to give you cash money for 'em.

    People want funny stuff sometimes - when we first started cleaning the previous owner's stuff out of the barn, we set up a huge "free pile" out front. One fella wanting nothing more than a big stack of rusty, beat-up lawnmower blades that'd been rotting out there for nobody knows how many years. He went away very happy.
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