Ingenious Jigs: Flexible Fence Fixture

This accessory will rise to the occasion to make cuts safer and easier.
By Nick Engler
Pages: 28-30

From the June 2004 issue #141
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Now and again you may have to turn a board on its edge to work it – cutting a groove, drilling a series of holes in the edge, sawing a raised panel, resawing and so on.

During these operations, a tall fence provides better control than the short fence that accompanies most power tools. However, if the fence is too tall, it actually can hinder your work as much as it helps, restricting access to the workpiece and getting in the way of the machinery. (This is especially true when you’re resawing on the band saw – if the fence is taller than the board you’re cutting, you can’t position the machine’s upper blade guide properly.)

From the June 2004 issue #141
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