ADJUSTABLE ROUTING GUIDE

ADJUSTABLE ROUTING GUIDE1 Building the jig

ADJUSTABLE ROUTING GUIDE
ADJUSTABLE ROUTING GUIDE

Подпись: Routing the groove Outline the pattern on your stock and lay it on a work surface. Loosen the wing nuts of the jig and position it on the stock so the edge guides frame the outline. Place the router flat on the work-piece and align the bit with one edge of the outline. Butt one of the edge guides flush against the router base plate. Repeat on the other edges until all guides and templates are in position.
Подпись: (Use double-sided tape to secure the templates to the workpiece.) Tighten the wing nuts and clamp the jig and workpiece to the table. After plunging the bit into the stock, make the cut in a clockwise direction, keeping the base plate flush against the edge guide or template at all times. For repeat cuts, simply clamp the jig to the new workpiece and rout the pattern (above).

The jig shown at left is ideal for rout­ing grooves in a rectangular pattern; it can also be fitted with templates for curved cuts. Saw the guides from l-by-2 stock and rout a groove % inch deep and wide along the inside edge of each one. Cut a two-shouldered tenon at one end of each guide to fit in the grooves and bore a pilot hole into the middle of each tenon for a %-inch-diameter hanger bolt. Screw the bolts in place, leaving enough thread pro­truding to feed it through the adjacent edge guide with a washer and wing nut. Finally, rout %-inch-wide mortises through the guides; start about Ш inches from the end with the tenon and make the mortises 4 inches long, separating them with about H inch of wood. Assemble the jig by slipping the tenons and bolts through the grooves and mortises of the adjacent guide and installing the washers and nuts. For curves, make templates like those shown in the illustration.