Tall & Horizontal Table Saw Fences! – L Fence

Tall & Horizontal Table Saw Fences! – L Fence

If you own a table saw, you need a tall fence now and then to cut boards on edge. Add a horizontal fence (sometimes called an L-fence) to the set-up and suddenly the usefulness increases exponentially. You can use this combination to straighten warped or bowed edges, saw long tapers, duplicate complex parts, cut odd miters, even shave a whisker off an edge or an end for a precise fit. Together, these jigs vastly simplify complex woodworking operations without sacrificing precision. You can’t buy either jig; you’ll have to make them — and you can find the woodworking plans in our store at https://workshopcompanionstore.com/products/tall-horizontal-fences-project-plan .

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  1. Malcolm Leader on October 5, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Nail holes, nicks and blemishes can also be made to disappear using some water drops (let it soak in but leave some water proud) and then take a soldering iron to that spot, careful not to touch the wood. Works great!

  2. M Khan on October 5, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Fantistic !

  3. Henry Sara on October 5, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you, every single clip has a ton of lessons.

  4. Дарт Вейдер on October 5, 2023 at 9:10 pm


  5. tornadokat on October 5, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    A lot of Youtubers could learn to do better videos by paying attention to how you make yours to the point, super useful, and have a sense of humor… but no matter how much they try, they’ll still fall short without the hair and ‘stache.

  6. Ricky Burton on October 5, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    That’s so cool 😎. Thanks!!!

  7. Antonio Perez on October 5, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    Just the first 18 seconds wou.d have been a great video 😅😅

  8. Justin Jones on October 5, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    Just found your channel. Love your style! Subscribed.

  9. Crazy Manwich on October 5, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    You can just finish off the circle with the router table too if you are not confident with turning the workpiece on the table saw.

  10. alfredo zavala on October 5, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    Excelente propuesta

  11. Andrew Brimmer on October 5, 2023 at 9:17 pm


  12. Tom Arnold on October 5, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    I’m a FAN! You are a master craftsman!!

  13. Armin W. on October 5, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    Very fine and practical idea! Subscribed! Greetings from Germany

  14. Chrisy Bradshaw on October 5, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    thats awesome

  15. PIETJE PUK on October 5, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Ok, and now i’m going to build another shop to storage all my jigs 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  16. Wizard Master on October 5, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    ok – today, and some other days, this is my favorite channel –

  17. MountainApple56 on October 5, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    Great video. Was trying to figure out a way to straighten out edges for joining wood panels. Saw some other videos on how to make a table saw sled and then came across your version which seem easier to use and build. A jointer jig that did not require another sled and rails! Already had a tall fence for my table saw, so I figured I’d try your table saw fence idea. I built a horizontal fence for my table saw that works great! Thank you for another great work shop tip.

  18. TheJeeva143 on October 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    You do have to spend some time setting the saw up… blade, fence, etc. But once done, the saw is great. Fairly compact which is Nice https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxXh-4_3-ZT1fFWP91ZV7iVqzElr0lEb-a I did get an Incra Miter Gauge which takes some setup as well. The stock miter gauge can be adjusted in the miter slot with a little painter’s tape… this tightens up the side to side play a lot.

  19. NMranchhand on October 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    I just downloaded your plans; they’re excellent. And, it was generous of you to include all three for that increasingly low price. Your stuff really is much better thought out than others on YouTube…really.

  20. Art H. on October 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Just outstanding 👏 👌

  21. NMranchhand on October 5, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    First: that’s bloody awesome!
    Second: can you show it again using ShopSmith?

  22. Bobby Stanley on October 5, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    You are a wealth of knowledge

  23. Alvin Streicker on October 5, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    Fun and informative

  24. FlipSide78 on October 5, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    The circle cuts seems super dangerous to me. If there’s any friction between the horizontal fence and the template circle, it seems like it would be very hard to keep from twisting the entire thing enough to get kick back. I can very easily see the blade spinning that circle around and dragging your fingers right into the blade. Not to mention the lack of a riving knife / splitter? Yikes!

  25. Martha Sickling on October 5, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    Dagnabbit, what a great channel! This almost turns your tablesaw into a router table.

  26. The L Wood by Lucy on October 5, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    This is fantastic! What great ideas! I just found your channel and it is awesome!

  27. Papski on October 5, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    New woodworker here. Interesting fence, but I’m understandably curious – wouldn’t you be better served using a taper jig instead of these fences?

  28. Juli Chambers on October 5, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    I could sit and watch this guy all day, in fact I very nearly have, I started watching 1 video, then another and another … and another … 4 hours later I’m still watching! Nick you were born to teach, I love the way you share your years of woodworking knowledge, with just the right amount of humour thrown in. Makes me wish I had paid more attention to my dad when he was alive, he was also a life long joiner, but sadly I didn’t take up woodworking till after his death.

  29. Lynn on October 5, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve had to watch this video many times because that pendulum in the background keeps making me blackout. Turns out it’s a good video.

  30. Salimufari on October 5, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    I could see that Circle cutting operation being sped up by using a dado stack to enlarge the "blade width" Maybe not a full stack but just a few.

  31. Carlos Rodriguez jr on October 5, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    I like your video 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  32. Glen Crandall on October 5, 2023 at 9:45 pm

    Good information. 👍🙂Thank you for sharing. Have a great day and stay safe.

  33. Luis Gear on October 5, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    I really enjoy this dude and his sense of humour xD

  34. Cory Gugler on October 5, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    This is my new favorite woodworking channel. Great content and style.

  35. JewDd* 89 on October 5, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you so much for all the demonstrations, I have these thin, un-square hardwood strip cutoffs I’d love to repurpose but I don’t have a joiner, planer or disc sander nor do I have a decent hand plane yet because that was my first thought. Anyways as long as I use this and careful support the thin strips I can cut off the wonky edges and finally use them 👍🏽

  36. Doug Tratch on October 5, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    Nick! You never cease to amaze! Cheers

  37. TorBoy9 on October 5, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    That’s a very useful fence. I’ll need to make one for myself. It is when you come across unique situations that this fence will come in handy.

  38. emiliano urbano on October 5, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    AAH LAV U!!!!

  39. Clemens Stepho on October 5, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    Great video. Would you be able to do a video on the cabinet you built for you table saw? Something that explains construction method, joinery, dust collection, storage, etc

  40. Blue Bird Customs on October 5, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    my dude that iron and paper towel trick was insanity

  41. James McKernan on October 5, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    Yup, you are really good.
    Thank you

  42. Johnnyrayh 58 on October 5, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    This man must have graduated college with a masters in “Jiganometry”.

  43. Robert Elias on October 5, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Wow really enjoyed watching something I can do and use. U dun Good!

  44. Benjamin Stephens on October 5, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve watched hundred if not thousands of videos produced by talented woodworkers. I thought I had seen it all, you have opened my eyes to new possibilities!

  45. Александр Катричук on October 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    doc. from Chip and Dale?🤯

  46. AC77 Mel on October 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks much the informative video! For some reason your channel has never popped up in my Youtube woodworking feed (and I look at at a lot of these types of videos). Keep up the good work.

  47. pattyofurniture100 on October 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Glad I came across this. I have only one use for this style of fence but it will allow me to produce a large quantity of a very complicated shape for one of the cutting boards I make!

  48. pstrzel on October 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    This just blew my mind.

  49. CEO on October 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Can I use this to join pallet wood which is usually not flat on any side?

  50. Andrea Young on October 5, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    This is such a useful fence! I can’t wait to build and use it! Thank you for this excellent video.