|Build the Wood
shown on the right with just a few tools using scraps
laying around your shop!
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jig is so easy to make and so easy and accurate to use, you
will be kicking yourself for not thinking of doing this
sooner! This is the jig you need to set up fast,
straight, accurate router slots with your
you perform a lot of router cuts to receive panels, this is the portable jig you want to have on
One, 2 x 4 x 16"; Cross piece.
One, 1 x 3 x 36" used for the
material guide rail.
4, 1 5/8" Wood Screws.
Step 1 - Select 2 x 4 x 16"
and a scrap 2 x 4 for a support brace. Select 1 x 3 x
36" Guide Rail and center it on the 2x4 as shown above;
using a speed square and four screws, attach the 1x3 to the
2x4 as shown above.
Step 2 - Select your router
with a gouging bit about 1/4" deep, and place it along the
Guide Rail and make a pass on each side of the rail as shown
above; you are done!
Try it Out! -
Select a panel that you desire to router out a slot to
receive another panel; line up your new jig where you
want the slot to be cut; with the jig pressed tight along
one straight edge, clamp it in place as shown above; place
your router, with the desired bit and depth, along the guide
rail, and make your initial, straight pass with your new
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