BT3000/BT3100 rip fence and miter fence stop block

Collapse
X
Collapse
  •  

  • BT3000/BT3100 rip fence and miter fence stop block

    Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170046.jpg Views:	0 Size:	146.4 KB ID:	857996
    With the small t-nut for the front of the rip fence and miter fence, I made a new stop block that can be used on both


    When used on the rip fence , it can set a stop for cross cutting fixed lengths off a piece against the miter fence without risking a kickback from continuous contact with the rip fence.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170039.jpg Views:	0 Size:	88.1 KB ID:	858000
    Click image for larger version  Name:	image.png Views:	9 Size:	718.1 KB ID:	858048

    Or for the rarely use stopped rip cuts along the rip fence
    Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170044.jpg Views:	0 Size:	159.1 KB ID:	857998
    Or it can be used for setting lengths of crosscuts on the miter fence with the cut piece to the left of the blade
    Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170043.jpg Views:	9 Size:	143.7 KB ID:	857994

    Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170045.jpg Views:	0 Size:	119.0 KB ID:	857997 Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170041.jpg Views:	0 Size:	128.2 KB ID:	857995 Click image for larger version  Name:	P2170046.jpg Views:	0 Size:	146.4 KB ID:	858001

    I made the height a hair less than 2" (the drawing says 2" but 1-15/16" is better) to match the fence extrusion height but not drag on the table; the groove is centered at 1" so its symmetrical as you have to flip it between the rip and miter use. I added a small dowel protrusion (drawing says 1/8" but I made mine 1/4") to sit in the groove to keep it level and from rotating
    I made the width exactly 2.00" so that when used on the rip fence to stop cross cuts, I could use the fence rail rip width markings and add 2" to set the cut off length (if your ruler is zeroed right).

    I had the T-nuts as described, I added a #10-24 x 1-1/2" stud loc-tited (or super-glued) to the nut, and a wing nut. I have a small knob on the way which is nicer than a wing nut. For the stud, you can get a long #10-24 set screw at the hardware store or cut a piece of all thread.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	stop block dimensions.jpg
Views:	400
Size:	56.5 KB
ID:	858077


    P.S. I moved the hole for the t-nut back to 2" from the front. Added the 10-24 knob I ordered. Added a reminder label for the width of 2 inches.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20240220_105627.jpg Views:	0 Size:	260.6 KB ID:	858075
    Attached Files
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 02-21-2024, 03:06 AM.

    • dbhost
      #1

      dbhost
      commented
      Editing a comment
      An interesting design. Just my $.02 worth here though, move the T bolt through hole a bit further away from the cross piece, the way it looks somebody with fat fingers like me will have a heck of a time tightening that wing nut down...

    • LCHIEN
      #2
      LCHIEN commented
      Editing a comment
      Yeah, I just did, I got a actual knob from graingers today. Moved it another 1/2 inch back. see P.S. for article.
    Posting comments is disabled.

Latest Articles

Collapse

  • BT3000/3100 Featherboard using SMT
    by LCHIEN
    Here's how I do my Featherboard operations. As you know, Featherboards are spring boards meant to hold the workpiece against the fence snugly to ensure accurate rips while freeing both your hands for hand over hand and push stick smooth, even feeding of the workpiece to avoid burning and sawmarks.

    The Feather board is the classic one that they suggest you make.... Mine was made 20+ years ago, apparently a 1x4 piece of pine wood with one end cut at 30 degrees. 15-16 inches long 3 to...
    04-15-2024, 06:19 PM
  • BT3000/BT3100 Belly pan easy dust collection
    by LCHIEN
    I made a belly pan dust collection for my BT3000, using a commercially available, cheap dust pan from one of the woodworking supply houses with a 4" hose fitting.

    It seems to work effectively very simple DC belly pan under BT3000. Not tightly fitting I wanted to allow air in to carry the dust to the DC, pulling on a close cabinet is not a good idea. SO the plywood sits on the stand, not screwed down or anything. So there's air coming in thru the ends and the Shroud dust port arc....
    03-16-2024, 04:37 PM
  • BT3000/BT3100 rip fence and miter fence stop block
    by LCHIEN

    With the small t-nut for the front of the rip fence and miter fence, I made a new stop block that can be used on both
    https://www.sawdustzone.org/articles...nce-attachment

    When used on the rip fence , it can set a stop for cross cutting fixed lengths off a piece against the miter fence without risking a kickback from continuous...
    02-17-2024, 01:43 AM
  • Small T-Nut for the Left side of Rip Fence and Front of Miter Fence on BT3x saws.
    by LCHIEN
    Small T-nut for the left side of BT3 rip fence or front of miter fence (Article Version)

    11-30-2023, 04:00 PM
    I have found a perfect T-nut for the front of the BT3 miter fence and for the left side of the rip fence (same extrusion used both places)

    Its actually a weld nut, but fits the T-slot described above.

    Weld Nut: #10-24 Thread, Tab, 1/32 in Base Ht, 3/8 in Base Wd, 5/8 in Base Lg, Steel, 50 PK
    Item 1LAJ3 Mfr. Model 1LAJ3​ (WW Graingers)...
    12-07-2023, 12:19 AM
  • Special DIY T-bolt for BT3000 Miter Fence, Rip Fence and Rails
    by LCHIEN
    After a bit more thinking, some universal T-bolts for the rip miter fence make more sense than fixture blocks.
    The two big slots in the rip fence and the miter fence and the front and rear rails are sized to take 1.00 inches wide x 1/8th and 1-1/8" wide x 1/8th.

    So I took some 1/8th flat Aluminum 1.00 inches wide and cut 1-1/8" long to make a 1" x 1-1/8" rectangular plates; I used a short rip fence Block to space the length but not cause a kickback with the...
    07-09-2023, 02:37 PM
  • How to make a BT3x00 Rip Fence/Miter Fence fixture block for mounting jigs
    by LCHIEN

    DIY BT3000 FIXTURE BLOCK for Rip/Miter Fence extrusion

    Simple shop construction - no machining.


    This is intended to fit the top T-track on the Rip and miter fence (uses the same extrusion) on the Ryobi BT3x00 / Craftsman 22811 family of saws
    You must make the Block and Base parts; you can make them 1.5" or 3 inches long or modify to any other length.
    Make the base from 1/8” aluminum bar, you can get 1.5”, 2”, and 3” at Lowes...
    05-24-2023, 09:55 PM

The SawdustZone Statistics

Collapse

Topics: 61,288   Posts: 558,585   Members: 20,629   Active Members: 65
Welcome to our newest member, johnl762002.

What's Going On

Collapse

There are currently 3627 users online. 5 members and 3622 guests.

Most users ever online was 11,606 at 02:28 AM on 03-29-2024.

Working...