Miter Saw Fence

Miter Saw Fence

I was given a miter saw by Cory Irwin a fellow Indiana YouTube woodworker and friend. After using the saw for about a month. I noticed that the fence was bent. I tried to fix it and after wasting hours on it, I decided to make a new one out of wood.

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To much gap in the middle of the fence.
I started with three boards that was big enough to copy the old fence. Glued and stack them together.
After the glued dried. I made sure the saw blade was high enough and square. Trimmed the board to be S6 lumber. (Surfaced clean and squared on 6 sides)
Cut the tracing from the old fence out on the band saw. I started with a 1/4″ blade but realized it was not the right. I switched to a 3/4″ 4 tpi blade. this worked a lot better.
Sanded the entire piece. Using the spindle sander with different size spindles to get into all the corners.
Traced the bolt location from the old fence. Also put some 220g sandpaper on the bottom of the fence to prevent any slipping of the fence.
Made 3/8″ slotted hole 1 1/2″ deep. Then a 1/4″ slotted through hole.
Remounted the fence and squared everything up.
Made a test cut in the max out location in every position. Checked for square and the bevel cut was a little off. Who uses that any way?