I like to make my own cove moldings on my tablesaw, but I found myself spending a lot of time in trial and error setting up the auxiliary fence for the cut.

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I like to make my own cove moldings on my tablesaw, but I found myself spending a lot of time in trial and error setting up the auxiliary fence for the cut. To make it easier to find the exact location for the diagonal fence, I cut a piece of hardboard the same diameter as my tablesaw blade and mount it on the arbor. Then, I draw the exact radius of the cove on the end of the stock and raise the hardboard template "blade" to the full depth of the cove.

By sighting around the template and aligning the stock so the marked cove matches the template, I can quickly position and clamp the fence.

—Michael Burton, Ogden, Utah