The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie

La réponse : Une ligne repère alignée avec la lame de scie !

The answer : A reference line aligned with the saw blade !

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


L’idéal serait de graver une ligne. On penserait à utiliser une règle et un pointeau pour graver les métaux, mais le risque que la règle glisse sous la pression latérale est trop évident.

The ideal would be engraving a line. You would think about using a ruler and a metal scribing pen, but the risk the ruler would shift under lateral pressure is evident.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Il serait préférable de déplacer et bloquer le guide parallèle pour graver cette ligne, tel que montré.

It would be preferable to move and lock the rip to scribe the line, as shown.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Si votre guide parallèle ne touche pas à la table de la scie (cette espace étant pratique pour amasser la sciure), ajoutez un tasseau de bois dur (ou MDF) entre la lame de scie et le guide, comme j’ai dû le faire.

If your rip fence doesn’t contact the table saw top (this gap being handy to gather saw dust), add a hardwood cleat (or MDF) between the saw blade and the fence.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Aussi simple que cela, mais on peut faire mieux.

It’s s simple as that, but it can be better.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Avec un doigt, étendez un peu de peinture latex blanche (à base d’eau) sur la ligne gravée.

With a finger, spread white latex paint (water-based) over the scribed line.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Cinq minutes plus tard, essuyez doucement l’excédent, perpendiculairement, avec un linge.

Five minutes later, smoothly wipe off the excess with a rag, perpendicularly.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Et une heure plus tard, lorsque la peinture est sèche, poncez avec un papier à grains très fins, et vous ne resterez qu’avec une fine ligne blanche.

And one hour later, when the paint is dry, sand with a very fine sandpaper, and you’ll be left with a fine white line.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


Dorénavant il sera très facile d’aligne un trait de crayon avec la lame de scie.

From now on it will be very easy to align a pencil mark with the saw blade.

The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie


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25 Responses to The Best and Simplest Table Saw Improvement / La meilleure et la plus simple amélioration pour banc de scie

  1. Pascal Moi says:

    Simple et tout simplement génial !
    Bravo

  2. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, this is an excellent idea and using the rip fence is also brilliant. What kind of pen are you scribing the line with? Never seen one before.

    cheers
    Mark

    • Serge says:

      Thanks Mark. This is the link to the tool I purchased.

      Best,
      Serge

      • Mark Butler says:

        Good timing Serge. I’ll be shopping at this store next week so I’ll be able to pick one of these up. Another of the many good reason why I have to keep following you. 🙂

        Cheers
        Mark

        • Serge says:

          Mark, Lucky you to walk into this store ! Please bring along your credit card ! 🙂

          Best,
          Serge

          • Mark Butler says:

            Serge, I won’t be spending as much as I would if I was by myself. My wife will be with me :).

            Cheers
            Mark

          • Serge says:

            I trust you Mark. Happy shopping ! I heard that on site they have a clearance section.
            Happy travelling too.

            Best,
            Serge

  3. Kenny Norman says:

    Thanks for the great idea…

  4. Beverly Benham says:

    Simple et brillant, comme d’habitude!

  5. skiroy56 says:

    Your blog is very informative/entertaining, however with the new background it is nearly impossible to read it in a lot of cases because the words and background are too much the same.
    Laurence

    • Serge says:

      I’m sorry about that Laurence. On my side, everything is okay and I didn’t get any other comments about that. Besides that, I didn’t change the background, in fact, I can’t from my end. I suggest you try on another computer just to see what will happen.

      Good luck !
      Serge

  6. Jim says:

    Another great one, Serge!

  7. Tony - Un anglais en France ( Midi-Pyrénées) says:

    Bonjour Maître Serge.

    I see only one problem with your idea. Saw bench manufacturers worldwide will now go out and shoot themselves for not thinking of this idea for themselves.

    If not, let’s see how long it takes the first one to claim that the idea originated with him ! It’s gonna happen !

    Perhaps all your fans can keep watch on your behalf for the first plagiariste and we can denounce him loudly.

    A bientôt.

    Tony

    • Serge says:

      Merci Tony.

      For this tip I’ve been inspired by my former Craftsman table saw (think 1980’s). This latter has a 1″ diameter thin yellow plastic disc imbedded on the tabletop on which you could draw a line aligned with the blade. Perhaps I am the plagiarist ! 🙂

      Au plaisir…

  8. Jean Alvitre says:

    Simple et pratique, bravo…

    Merci.

  9. Graeme says:

    Bonjour! (Schoolboy French from more than 50 years ago) Greetings from ‘down under’ in Melbourne, Australia! I really enjoy hearing about all your various projects! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Best Wishes, Graeme 🤔

  10. Ewald says:

    Great idea !

    By the way, the background of your website could be lighter in colour, so that it would not draw too much attention away from the importent content.
    Otherwise, thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany.

    • Serge says:

      Thank you Ewald,

      If I understand correctly, my posts aren’t interesting enough so readers get distracted by the background.
      If you are using Internet Explorer (I don’t know if it works with other browsers), press the CTRL key while you roll your mouse to enlarge (widen) the center part, therefore diminishing (narrowing) the too dark background. Holding CTRL while pressing the + key on the numeric keypad does the same.

      Greetings from Québec and Happy Holidays !