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    The original design is from the Oct 1974 issue of Popular Mechanics, article by Paul Fiebach. He designed the fence for a small 3 wheel bandsaw with a plywood table. Many of these old plans are sketches of an idea, meant to inspire you to create and modify an idea for your own machines. Popular Mechanics only included a few dimensions but they were enough to design a fence for a 14” Delta bandsaw. Along the way I changed a few things and am working on a set of templates and instructions that should work for most.The most important change were the pins. Fiebach recommended 10d nails but nails (even larger sizes) were too flexible, preventing the cam from holding. Switching to 1/4-20 bolts fixed the problem and the fence locks up tight. He also shows a spring and I suspect he was trying to compensate for the nails flexing, I found no need for a spring. Overall his design is excellent. It is not adjustable for drift but I have several modifications in mind to try after using this one for a few weeks. The rails are poplar. The fence is birch plywood. The cam and other parts are white oak. Paint color is electric blue which it turns out is exactly the color of blue tape! But I like it.

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