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    TS fence micro-adjust

    I spent Saturday in front of the milling machine & lathe instead of the tablesaw.

    I sometimes find it frustrating bump adjusting the TS fence trying to sneak up on a critical dimension. I based this on the plastic fence adjuster that Rockler sells.
    Iíve had the old micrometer head kicking around my tool box for years, and with a new battery, I thought Iíd put it to work. The two 22 lb rear earth magnets do a decent job of holding the unit in place when I adjust the fence but I think I will add a couple more to the bottom ledge just to be sure it doesnít move.

    Anyway, hereís some pics for your amusmentÖ
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Fence1.jpg   Mic.jpg   Back.jpg  
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    That's awesome, Bruce. Looks like a very precise, extremely well built unit...professionally done. You do...do good work!


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    Bruce,

    You remind me of my father. If he needed a tool, or whatever, he would make it. Sometimes it would even start as a wood model for casting metal in sand. He loved tools and tools loved him.

    It seemed like a piece of nonfunctioning machinery would ask my dad, "Is this what you want me to do? OK. I will do it." I wish I had a fraction of his talent.

    Your work is excellent.

    Enjoy,

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    That adjuster looks great Bruce .

    I have thought about doing the same thing with a knob & all-thread. But adjusting the mechanism along the rail to get it to where its in position to push the fence & then adjusting the threaded part seemed a bit much. Your way looks like it will work real good.

    Its a good thing we all don't think the same way nothing new would ever be designed & made.
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    Hey Bruce, if you can price match Rockler's price, I'll take TWO.

    Beautifully done, (as we all would expect from you). That's the only thing about my Biese that I miss over my old Craftsman fence that had a little round knob you pushed in to engage it's gear wheel into the teeth that were cut into the bottom of the fence rail and you could turn it and really ease it to where you wanted the fence set.

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    More of your typical bodged-together, sloppy work, huh Bruce?

    It looks beautiful, Bruce. You do some real nice-looking metalwork.
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    Bruce, that's one incredible piece!

    the wise-acre in me wants to know though... bumping the fence with your hand a dozen times (in each direction as needed) to sneak up on the location isn't the only way to do things?
    -Ned

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    sweet bruce, now i need to ask what those attachments that are settin on top of your fence are for????? and also how did the dog stain removal turn out...see i think and look outside the box some too.. very nice work bruce another one of those you want to touch projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    sweet bruce, now i need to ask what those attachments that are settin on top of your fence are for????? and also how did the dog stain removal turn out...see i think and look outside the box some too.. very nice work bruce another one of those you want to touch projects.
    Larry they look like they could be for a board buddy system or something similar.
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    Thanks guys.
    Larry, the thingy’s on top of my fence are shop made mounts for my Board Buddies, (as Bart guessed).
    I still need to get some Simple Green and see if that will remove the stains.
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