I have a couple books dedicated to the band saw and one of these is a book by Kenneth Burton called " band saw tips and tricks". In this book is a shop made fence that looked pretty simple to make and had the ability to adjust for blade drift.
I cut all the parts to the sizes on the cut list. I just used scrap hardwood.
I bought all the steel needed for the fence from Lowes but I would have found a cheaper source for this if it had not been a holiday week and just wanted to get it done. The guide bar has a series of dado's cut into it to allow for the steel bar.
After the steel bar was pilot drilled and attached to the guide bar I drilled a couple holes in the table because I didn't have holes to accept the guide bar. The guide bar was attached 5/8 " down from the table top to allow for the pivot base on the fence.
The pivot base is just a couple pieces of 5/8 thick hardwood. one has a dado cut on the bottom to allow for the vertical apron , also a 3/8 hole and a slotted hole made to allow for the fence to pivot. There is a knob that fits into a hole on the apron pc.
|Pivot base without the vertical apron.|
|Bottom of fence showing holes used to pivot the fence.|
Its not the greatest fence system as it has a little play but that may be the makers fault and not in the design. I will try a few things to tighten it up but it will definitely work for what I need it to do.