Since many of you have asked questions regarding how to build
auxillary fence for your Biesemeyer, how to mount it on a Craftsman and
the magnetic feather boards look and work I took home a digital camera
made some photos to share:
This is a side view of my fence with the magnetic feather
attached. Note that there is about one inch of wood then the top part
the fence is covered with a 1/8" thick steel plate. This lets me hold
wood down with the feather boards as well as holding it against the
with one. There is a piece of stock in position. The feather board on
side has a sandpaper cover roller that is biased to push the piece into
fence as you push it through the blade.
You can also see my Delta portable planer with the extension
tables I made in the background. The c-clamp is for the temporary fence
for my router which is mounted in my home made outfeed extension for
the table saw.
This photo shows the end construction of the fence. The extra
height to the left works for cutting raised panels which shows in a
later photo here.
All the pieces are 3/4" thick material.
This shows the arrangement for the toggle clamps that are used
to lock the fence in place. I had to get a special shaft adapter made
to reach through the board, but other wise these are off the shelf
clamps. The fence can also be used to the left of the blade so the aux
fence can be flipped around and works on either side the same way. The
clamps hold it firmly in place, but let me get it off when needed in a
Here is a raised panel ready for cutting the bevel. The board
clamped to the back lets me slide across the throat plate without fear
of the trailing edge dropping in the blade slot since a zero clearance
insert can't be used when the blade is tipped. It also gives a good
place to grip the pieces being cut since the blade guard is not used
and the the blade is up a long ways. I always cut the cross grain first
and use a rip blade for all cuts. I also use feather boards to hold the
panel against the fence at the bottom in front of and behind the blade.
This photo shows the fence being lifted off the Biesemeyer
Won't tell you how it is staying in mid air. We'll see if anyone can