10 easy steps to adjust the fence to be parallel to the miter slot.

  1. First get a piece of ¾”x 4”x17” or longer hardwood. It should fit in to your miter slot without slop. If it does not fix without slop get a different piece of wood or use a shim on the side away from the fence.
  2. Now loosen the screws that hold the fence.
  3. Unlock the fence if needed.
  4. Side the fence against the board in the miter slot.
  5. Take some clamps and clamp the fence to the board in the miter slot.
  6. Lock the fence.
  7. Tighten the screws that hold the fence.
  8. Remove the clamps
  9. Unlock the fence
  10. Remove the wood from the miter slot.

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Shop-Built 3-Jaw-Chuck

A cheap, effective turning tool.

3-Jaw-Chuck

Three-jaw lathe chucks are virtually indispensable for a turner, yet the cost of buying one can be prohibitive. Three-jaw chucks are useful when turning small pieces at low speed, and permit multi-axis turning. This shop-made chuck can be made from scraps of maple and a few machine screws. By changing the arrangement of the screw holes, this can also be made into a 4-jaw chuck.

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