all edges have been chamfered except for the upper front edge
of the rear fence, which provides accuracy when placing boards
to be milled. I made my thumbscrews out of 1/4" stove bolts
(heads off) and wing-nuts side hammered tight at one end.
For the icing on the cake, I have a dedicated circular saw close
to the workstation, always set in depth and ready to make a
Below is a side-view sketch.
Serge Duclos started woodworking 40 years ago after purchasing
a house. He soon found it was a way to relax from the stress
related to his job as a human resources professional. Since
retiring in 2004, Serge continues to enjoy his pastime and to
update his bilingual woodworking blog http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com
with his projects, as well as his tips and techniques.