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  • TS Calibration Jig

    I knocked this little jig out for calibrating the miter slot/blade and right miter slot/fence. It is also useful on BT's for setting the MST to the blade, and rip fence if you have a MST on both sides of the blade.(set right side MST to blade, then fence to MST) The indicator is the HF ~$10 one, with a tab on the back with a 1/4" hole in it. I routed a 1/4" slot on one end of the oak scrap and drilled a 1/4" hole through the sides to match the hole in the indicator tab, drilled 2 1/4" holes for mounting to the miter fence near the other end.
    It's tilted down on the left cause if it's level it lines up with the slot in the rip fence on my Ridgid 3650. Bad planning on my part. [img]redface.gif[/img]
    Hope this gives you an idea for improving it for your application.
    ken


    Poplar Branch Wood Crafts

  • #2
    very nice

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    • #3
      Thats a good idea Ken, might just have to borrow that one.
      Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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      • #4
        LOOKS LIKE A REALLY USEFULL ITEM. FOR US LESS EXPERIENCED TYPES, WHAT DO THOSE ABBEVIATIONS REPRESENT?
        IF YOU\'RE WORKING HARD, YOU\'RE DOING IT WRONG

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        • #5
          Lets see if I can take a stab at the abbrvs.

          BT's = Ryobi BT3000 or BT3100 Table Saw

          MST = Miter Sliding Table (not sure about this one)

          HF = Harbor Freight
          Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by toolguy1000:
            LOOKS LIKE A REALLY USEFULL ITEM. FOR US LESS EXPERIENCED TYPES, WHAT DO THOSE ABBEVIATIONS REPRESENT?
            Oh, sorry.
            I 'graduated' from A Ryobi BT3000 saw. (BT) The BT doesn't have miter slots, but they sell an optional little aluminum miter slot table. (MST)
            HF is Harbor Freight.
            I had posted this on the BT3central.com forum and should have removed those references when I pasted that post here.
            ken
            Poplar Branch Wood Crafts

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            • #7
              Just FYI---Griz' also has a full gauge kit (magnetic base, etc.) for $20---it was recommended in Pop Wwing a while back and is really nice for the money.

              Great Idea! Will also borrow it! Thanks.
              Dave

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              • #8
                I think I will borrow your idea also. Where did you get your zero clearance inserts and what are the holes for?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mikesandy:
                  I think I will borrow your idea also. Where did you get your zero clearance inserts and what are the holes for?
                  I made the insert from Corian, using the stock insert as a template. The larger front hole is for removing the insert, the others are to improve dust collection.
                  I have a few pieces of 4 by 14+ Corian available if anyone is interested.
                  ken
                  Poplar Branch Wood Crafts

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                  • #10
                    Are you offering to make some for a small fee?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mikesandy:
                      Are you offering to make some for a small fee?
                      No, I wasn't. But I could. Or I can sell some Corian pieces. It's easy to make them, tho. Use the stock one to trace it's outline on the Corian. Cut that outline out a little outside the trace line on the bandsaw or jigsaw. Double stick tape the stock plate to the Corian centered. Use a flush trim bit in the router (table is safer) and make an exact copy of the insert.
                      You will have to file or sand the front bit where the tab is. I added a small steel strip at the front to do the tabs job. I sanded down the underside front and back so I could add level adjustment screws at the corners.
                      HTH,
                      ken

                      [ 11-08-2005, 06:56 PM: Message edited by: KenM ]
                      Poplar Branch Wood Crafts

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                      • #12
                        I was looking for two inserts, the cheapest I found them was for 12.99 from t-track usa. How much would you like to make two of them?

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                        • #13
                          Simple and easy to make. Very nice. I will definitely be making one.
                          Thanks for sharing.
                          www.TheWoodCellar.com

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                          • #14
                            Try these previous posts on making your own ZCIs, Mike.
                            http://www.ridgidforum.com/cgi-bin/u...;f=18;t=000653

                            or

                            http://www.ridgidforum.com/cgi-bin/u...c;f=5;t=002700

                            Later,
                            Chiz
                            Later,
                            Chiz

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                            • #15
                              The larger front hole is for removing the insert, the others are to improve dust collection.
                              ken [/QB]
                              I have never understood the concept of putting holes in a throat plate to improve dust collection. The board is sitting flush on top of the holes so there is no way, in my mind, that dust can get into the holes to be sucked up by the DC system. Perhaps you could be the first to explain this concept so that I can understand it.

                              gator

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