Speedier L-fence Setup
I made Bob Van Dyke’s L-fence for my tablesaw (“The Incredible L-Fence,” FWW #237), and I love the versatility—I use it all the time. I modified mine to make it even easier to use. Instead of attaching it to the tablesaw fence with C-clamps, I use low-profile universal fence clamps, mounted via two holes drilled in the top edge of the L-fence.
I also use pairs of spacer blocks to set the fence height easily and fast. The blocks insert in a rabbet on the bottom of the L-fence. Cut the blocks in thickness increments of 1⁄8 in., and label them. Use spacers 1⁄8 in. thicker than the desired fence height in the rabbet at each end of the fence, then tighten the clamps to lock the fence in place.
Bill Wilson, Warkworth, None