Jig makes it safe to rout small pieces
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Jig makes it safe to rout small pieces

My table-mounted router seemed ideal for shaping 3/4" stock into knobs for a box I was building, but the small blanks--only 1 1/2" square--would make the job hazardous to my hands. So I built the jig, shown at right, to hold onto the blanks.

I cut scraps of Baltic birch plywood to the dimensions shown for the jig's base and sliding L-shape guide. To make the jig adjustable, I cut two slots in the guide and attached it to the base with knobs screwed into threaded inserts in the base. A toggle clamp holds the work piece firmly against the base and the guide. I routed the front edge of the base, as shown, to clear the bit; I then set up the appropriate bit and a zero-clearance fence on the router table to machine the knobs.

Bob Lasley, Broken Arrow, Ok.


 

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