Press Stock to Fence With Wheel Board

Press Stock to Fence With Wheel Board: I use this cheap and easy-to-make jig to press a workpiece against the guide of a bandsaw, but it would also be useful on a table saw or milling table. The project consists of some scrap wood, a furniture wheel, two screws, two washers and two wing nuts; is fix in the corner slot.

Press Stock to Fence With Wheel Board
Press Stock to Fence With Wheel Board

We are using a furniture wheel (in this case from a sofa) because it is good and easy  to handle a heavy load. A toy wheel may be too weak.

The two arms of the jig use a loose joint consisting of a dot on one side and a notch (or series of notches) on the other. This loose joint ensures that forces are evenly distributed across the two arms.

The screws have hex heads that fit quite well in the oblique slot – the measurement does not need to be exact.

You don’t have to worry about the instability in the arrangement; the different forces balance well. But in the unlikely event that an arm slips across the table, place some folded sandpaper under it.

When setting up the jig to use it, make sure that the corner of the two arms is not too open; if it is, one or both arms may slip. Anders Gardo


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