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  • Micro Adjuster for Mini Table Saw

    I've been fooling around with a scatch build

    of a D&WRG caboose in 1/20.3 scale. This scale

    takes very large wood strips and I needed a way

    to micro adjust my fence to make fine cuts.

    I used my Balsawood strip cutter to make the

    adjustments on my fence by removing the blade and

    inserting a strait edge.

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    Hope this is useful.

    Carl

  • #2
    Is this an adjustable stop? Will it be used with a mitre gauge to cross cut strip wood to length?

    I saw a similar idea on a PBS wood working show this morning. I believe they had a mitre gauge with an extended

    Fence and a wood block clamped to it as a stop. They used a screw in the block to move the work piece in either direction with micro movements. I think the idea of using a threaded screw to make small adjustments is a good one. Another idea is to add or remove shims between the work piece and the stop block.

    I also noted that you placed your stop ahead of the saw blade. That is a good idea also, since it prevents jam ups or

    Potential kick backs

    Glad you posted this idea.

    Reg Barron

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    • #3
      I've looked at this a couple times and don't quite understand how it works. Could you show a piece of wood in place?

      dave
      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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      • #4
        I also don't "get it". I would use a much finer saw blade for stripwood. Those coarse teeth will hack the thin pieces to death.
        Dave Mason
        On30Kits.com

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        • #5
          Sorry about the confusion, I should

          have set the adjuster clamped to the

          table saw behind the fence. You could

          now creep up on the blade. As for the

          blade, I have a fine tooth blade for

          ripping strip but since I am building

          a large scale caboose I left that blade

          in.

          Hope this clears things up.

          Carl

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          • #6
            Sorry for the confusion.

            I should have set the adjuster

            clamped to the table saw behind

            the fence so you could creep up

            on the blade. As for the blade,

            I do have a fine tooth blade for

            ripping thin strip, but I have

            been working on a large scale

            caboose, so the strips are

            much larger.

            Hope this helps.

            Carl

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