I have received some personal emails requesting information and measurements
for the bandsaw fence I posted on "rec.woodworking". The following is a
composite reply which I will send to those individuals and also post to the
"rec" for those who may be interested -- that way the information will be in
Plans? -- sorry but I didn't draw any -- its a pretty simple jig -- adjust
the size and shape for your bandsaw -- mine is a Jet, which is similar to
the Delta 14"
Rails? -- I used some well dried oak that I had around -- any stable
hardwood should be fine -- maple would work well. Mine are 1 1/2" by 1 1/2"
by 23" long. I cut the dado slot for the T-track pretty tight, and put a
few dabs of J.B.Weld metal epoxy on the sides of the T-track before pressing
it into the slot.
Screws through the bottom of the T-track of course. I also drilled pilot
holes from one side of each rail and put four #6 screws into that side such
that only the points of the screws cross-pinned the T-track (just to be
safe). I mounted my rails flush with the surface of the table -- I
considered dropping them down about 1/4" but decided to flush mount which
effectively increases the size of the table. On my bandsaw I required 6mm
bolts to fit the table's pre-drilled mounting holes.
T-square cross bracket? -- 3/4" Baltic Birch, 3 1/2" by 20 1/4". I drilled
the hole for the front knob oversize, and made the hole for the rear knob a
slot to allow for setting the cross bracket at an angle when a blade
exhibits drift. The front member which bears against the rail is 12" long,
but this isn't critical. My fixture knobs use a 3/8" diameter bolt, again
not critical. I considered fine sandpaper between the two T-square members,
but don't think I will need it. A 3/8" lock bolt and washers joins the two
Fence members ? -- 3/4" Baltic Birch 15" to 16" long depending on need for
clearance for the cross bracket knobs. The rip fence is 2 1/4" high and was
made from some hard maple I had on hand, the resaw fence from 3/4" by 6" by
16" UHMW plastic supported by 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" aluminum angle. The curved
fence member was made from walnut -- any hardwood would do. Fixture knobs
use a 5/16" bolt, but that is not critical
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