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    CMS Stop Block & Extend-o-fence

    This is a little fixture I built back aways. I'm working on some bench leg parts and need multiples and the stop block makes this easy. It's just a piece of MDF, shellacked and waxed, with a T-slot cut to accept my stop block.

    When not in use it lives in the lumber rack. It comes out to play about once a month but, when you want it, it sure is handy. Along with the ZCI in the throat position the sub-fence is ZCI as well. This gives me nice clean, repeatable cuts.

    Note - The 2x4 is for an example, not part of the fence/stop block dealie.

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    Hey Glenn, I like that! I may have to borrow that idea and add a couple t-tracks in the base for crown moulding.

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    one question glen, how does the stop block keep from turning on your hand screw? does the block have a key that fits in the slot as well?
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    Yes. The T-slot is just shy of 3/8 at the neck and about 9/16 at the widest point. The block has a key (reverse dado) that snugly fits the slot and is 1/16" less than the 3/8 slot depth. This way there is enough material to clamp tightly to but enough support for the T-head so it does not crush the shoulders of the T-slot. Kind of a poor pic but you get the idea.

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    Hi Glenn,
    That looks like a really good setup. If I can get the tike I too would like to make one of those for my CMS.
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    Glenn, really nice setup. What's the pill bottle for?

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Glenn, really nice setup. What's the pill bottle for?

    Ken
    There are a few of those hanging around the shop on different machines. They have foam earplugs in them. They serve as spares if I've wandered off to the other side of the shop and left my current pair next to the phone or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Glenn, really nice setup. What's the pill bottle for?

    Ken
    Wait......can I guess?

    Ear plugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    They have foam earplugs in them.
    what a great idea!

    Ken

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