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How can you safely operate a router table without a fence?

The bit they are using in that picture has a bearing on the top part that is sticking out of the table (which is actually the bottom of the bit, because routers are inverted in a router table). Bits ...
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How can you safely operate a router table without a fence?

Sure. In the picture above, the bit has a bearing on it, which sort of acts as a fence. I have that exact set of Woodpecker's radius jigs and use them exactly as pictured. I don't know what purpose ...
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Do I need to seal the ends of hardwood fence boards?

Yes you absolutely want to treat the ends of fence boards, even if they don't face upwards but especially if they do. Typically you wouldn't use anything different on them, just coat with the same ...
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Adding height to wooden fence post

A box joint might be strong enough but that's just a guess, the loads placed on the finished post will determine if it is or it isn't, along with how accurately it's cut of course. Could be a bit ...
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What size is the T-track for Metabo Bs 0633 bandsaw table?

This is not a type of T-track, but a solution I have found is to file off the top and square the edges of the top of a M8 carriage bolt. It fits well enough for clamping operations. It has more slop ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

I presume you're routing the groves across the short direction of the long brown board. Use an edge clamping guide such as this inexpensive one from Harbor Freight: *No endorsement intended or implied,...
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Flottjetb bandsaw attachments

Is 16mmx5mm such a unusual dimension for that? I believe so, yes. Unless you happen across any originals I think you'll struggle to find any accessories for this saw, but the good news is that you ...
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What are the holes in a circular saw rip fence intended for

The holes are so you can attach a straight longer piece of wood to it.
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Broken Fence Post Fix?

Here are some options for repairing your fence: Get a $5 metal T-post or two and drive it in the ground near the broken 4x4. You may have to pound the T-post in at an angle to avoid hitting the ...
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Freestanding Fence Post Support Size

How wide does the "feet" of the fence have to be to keep it from falling over in the wind? There are too many unknown variables to be able to get a definitive answer on how long the "feet" need to ...
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Cheap table saw fence techniques

My dad had a crappy old fence on his old table saw. When accuracy was important we used a straight edge, (usually a board) and clamped it to the table. It was a major pain to measure, clamp, and ...
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Adding height to wooden fence post

Yes, I think a box-joint would provide sufficient strength, at least if you add the additional foot on top, and not on the bottom where there might be more leverage on the joint, but even there it ...
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How can you safely operate a router table without a fence?

As a point of comparison, I operate a router table without a fence or guide roughly half of the time that I use one. For example, if I am making picture frames, I will use a rabbet bit with a guide ...
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Broken Fence Post Fix?

It really depends on how much "good" post you have to work with above the concrete. If you have enough to attach another post to what remains of the original post, you could cut off the original post ...
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What are the holes in a circular saw rip fence intended for

It will affect the distance, but you can gain accuracy. Measure and mark is always safer than using the measurements on the gauge.
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

It looks like you've come up with a solution that works for you, which is great. However, a solution that might be simpler, and perhaps useful in the future, is to just turn the workpiece 90°, so that ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

Use a "guide board" that features a cleat that will fit down into a previously cut dado and you can use a clamp that is oriented perpendicular to the work piece (and bench top) to lock cleat ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

I would make a basic 'T-square' jig for this from a scrap of MDF or ply1, with a long plywood or hardwood fence2 glued and screwed/nailed underneath one end. This would give automatic 90° registration ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

So I was inspired by FreeMan answer, and it turns out I had half of the solution already. I've been using parallel clamps , Bessey Revo and Uniklamp, for some time, and it can be solved easily using ...
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Why do many router table fences have a 45 degree vertical edge at the router side?

there has to be some reason behind it The fence is often set to expose only a portion of the bit. Removing some of the fence material behind the front face let’s you position the face of the fence ...
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Dowel joint between 3/4"x4"x3' pine wood board and 3/4"x4"x36" acrylic panel

Your comment really clarifies your needs. Please add the RR benchwork description to your original question. It is a big help. Now that I can picture your project, I would suggest some small light ...
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Is there such a thing as a standard sized track for mitres/fences etc?

I would suggest purchasing the miter gauges you're interested in using. Getting manufactured miter gauges does seem to be the way to go, as they seem (to me, at least) to be the more difficult part to ...
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Freestanding Fence Post Support Size

Don't try to guess how much wind will force your fence and how wide feet would be needed and how much weights adds to the equation. Instead figure out a way (construction) to adapt (change) the feet (...
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What is attached to this rip fence?

You mean the piece of extruded aluinium? It's just part of the rip fence. It can be used as-is to rip thin boards while giving good access from the right side to make feeding easier. Or you can ...
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