After installing tongue-and-groove hardwood flooring in two rooms I was left with a lot of scraps that came in handy for making a renewable, zero-clearance, router-table fence system.

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After installing tongue-and-groove hardwood flooring in two rooms I was left with a lot of scraps that came in handy for making a renewable, zero-clearance, router-table fence system. To make one, simply attach a length of flooring on both fence sides, spaced so another piece of vertical flooring fits snugly between. For stability, secure the vertical piece with a screw, locating the screw well away from the cutting area. Now slide the fence up to a spinning bit to make a zero-clearance fence.

Save the vertical piece for the next time you use the same bit. Many hardwood-flooring installers will have these scraps available to you at little or no cost, but you could rout your own, too.
—Bill Carlson, Butler, Pa.