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Offline simonh

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #90 on: January 29, 2020, 03:02 AM »
Many thanks!

Interesting that Jessem does not create a revenue stream out of it by making and selling the zero-clearance blocks as consumables.

It certainly looks cooler than putting a piece of wood over the front of a beautifully fence!  If you regularly cut tall pieces of wood it is probably worth making the block a little taller so the blade doesn't cut nearly all the way through weakening it.

I'd probably just use a block of wood in future but didn't have anything around thick enough and ready to mill so used the plastic off-cut from another project. You could probably make it with a saw and chisel. The only critical bit is making the front face align perfectly with the fence which is maybe why they don't make them and a sacrificial fence is the easier option.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2020, 12:28 PM »
Looks like a piece that could be easily 3D printed.
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2020, 12:31 PM »
Thank you @simonh for the great suggestion and all the details.
Mario

Offline ChuckM

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2020, 12:45 PM »
Looks like a piece that could be easily 3D printed.
What I like about the end caps is that they do not introduce any possible impact to the fence as a sacrificial wooden fence may (e.g.due to humidity change).

Offline ChuckM

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #94 on: May 14, 2020, 09:30 AM »
Lockdowns mean having more time on my hands than expected. Finally, I made my extension table after so much procrastination.

More pictures here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/414927

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #95 on: May 14, 2020, 10:17 AM »
Well done @ChuckM  [thumbs up]
Mario

Offline ChuckM

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Re: JESSEM Table Saw Miter Gauge
« Reply #96 on: May 14, 2020, 10:34 AM »
Thanks, Mario. I have yet to make some blocks for the Jessem mitre gauge that simonh came up with! [drooling]