I made a jointing fence to use with hand planes today. It's a piece of
angle iron pop riveted to another piece of angle iron, with a hole drilled
and filed out to allow clearance for the blade, so I don't accidentally
booger up the edge. It lets me plane right to the edge of a workpiece, and
get the edge of a board straight to 90 (or realllly close to 90...) very
It was a pretty clever way to get this done and save some money, if I do say
so myself, and I'm going to post pictures eventually.
Anyway, the only big down side so far is that the wood this fence rides
along is getting burnished. I can plane it out, but I'm particularly
worried about depositing iron on oak some day, and running into trouble.
I'd like to face out the fence with something thin, slick, and which would
stick to steel. I'd like to increase the thickness by no more than about
1/16" if possible, and there can't be any fasteners. Double sided tape
would probably be too irregular, and would add too much thickness. Maybe I
could super glue something on there, but I'm not sure what. Maybe thin
sheet brass, but that could go bad if I leave a sharp edge.
Ideas? Preferably something I could buy without having to resort to mail
order. Something laying around the house that I haven't thought of yet. :)
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