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Offline alice

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mft fence
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:44 PM »
I don't know if this has been posted before. This is a picture of my 1020 t-slotted extrusion I used on my mft . I mounted the protractor head on it with minor grinding of the nibs on the head. The flip stop works too.The shorter of the flip stop does not touch table.I will have to modify the longer arm. It is a 8' fence. It was about fifty dollars Canadian.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 08:08 PM by alice »

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Offline duc996

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 12:50 PM »
That is a great idea especially someone wanting to build a larger MFT table. Thank you for sharing.

Offline alice

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 04:45 PM »
 I thought  it may  create  some interest.  I bought  it not knowing  i could modify  it to the protractor

Offline mikante

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 03:02 PM »
Hi Alice,
today I received the 1020 extrusion.
I have few questions.
Will the nibs of the head after the grinding still accept the original fence?
How did you get the flip stop to fit?
is your new fence touching the table underneath?
I see in the pictures that also the additional fence stop works on your extrusion, I noticed that it doesn't fit the slot on mine, did you have to work on that too?

thank you, I know too many questions  [tongue]   

Offline alice

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 07:10 AM »
Yes the original fence still works. Just grind enough on the corners to slide new fence in. As for the flip stop grinder down the nut and bolt for it to slide in. The fence sits on the table just the the original fence does without any mods. The flip stop arms I had to cut to size to work. Hopefully that helps .

Offline mikante

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 12:48 PM »
the head has two nibs and two pins, the two pins are too long and keep the new fence away from the head, I need to cut them down to size, I noticed they don't do much on the original fence either so that won't be a problem.
Did you use a grinder power tool for the job?

Offline alice

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 05:11 AM »
I didn't have to cut down the pins.i just used a stationary grinder.

Offline alice

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 06:26 AM »
Here are some pictures.

Offline mikante

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 06:40 AM »
Thank you very much!

Offline alice

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 06:46 AM »
I hope that helps.

Offline mikante

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Re: mft fence
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 08:16 AM »
I got some more question  [eek]
lol I'm kidding, yes, that helped me a lot  [big grin]