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Th readed insert

The jig is pretty simple to make, as the drawings below show. First, 1 made a cradle for the beam to slide through (detail 'a'). The two-piece cradle is made to fit snugly in the miter slots, fn the top part of the cradle, I added a threaded insert and a thumb screw.

An aluminum "shoe" fits in a notch tn the top part of the cradle. When the thumb screw is tightened, the aluminum applies pressure to hold the beam firmly against the cradle bottom.

This gauge can also be used to check the fence alignment of your table saw and band saw.

Rohnd Romito Broadview Heights, Ohio

Beam NOTE: Shoe ¡s length of

(V2XV4-20) Vx V aluminum channel

Fence Alignment Gauge

For that rare occasion when 1 use the miter gauge and fence together on my router table, getting the fence to align exactly right has always been a challenge for me — that is, until I built the alignment gauge you see here.

The gauge is just a hardwood beam that fits into an adjustable cradle. The cradle slides in the miter slot, allowing me to check the entire length of the fence.

To check the alignment, I set the cradle in the miter slot at one end of the table. Then I slide the beam through the cradle until it touches the fence. After locking the beam in place, 1 slide the gauge to the other end of the table to make sure the fence is the same distance away

No. 167 October/November 2006

PUBLISHER Donald B. Peschke

EDITOR Terry J. Strohman

MANAGING EDITOR Vincent Ancona

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Bryan Nelson

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Phil Huber, Ted Raife

ASSISTANT EDITORS Ron Johnson, Mitch Holmes, Randall A. Maxey, Dennis Perkins

EXECUTIVE ART DIRECTOR Todd Lambirth

SENIOR ILLUSTRATORS David Kreyling, Dirk Ver Steeg, Harlan V, Clark

ILLUSTRATORS David Kalfemya Peter J. Larson CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ted Kralicek

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No. 167 October/November 2006

PUBLISHER Donald B. Peschke

EDITOR Terry J. Strohman

MANAGING EDITOR Vincent Ancona

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Bryan Nelson

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Phil Huber, Ted Raife

ASSISTANT EDITORS Ron Johnson, Mitch Holmes, Randall A. Maxey, Dennis Perkins

EXECUTIVE ART DIRECTOR Todd Lambirth

SENIOR ILLUSTRATORS David Kreyling, Dirk Ver Steeg, Harlan V, Clark

ILLUSTRATORS David Kalfemya Peter J. Larson CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ted Kralicek

SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNERS Ken Munkel, Kent Welsh, Chris Fitch, Jim Downing

PROJECT DESIGNERS/BUILDERS Mike Donovan, John Doyle

SHOP CRAFTSMEN Steve Curtis, Steve Johnson SR. PHOTOGRAPHERS Crayola England, Dennis Kennedy ASSOCIATE STYLE DIRECTOR Rebecca Cunningham

ELECTRONIC IMAGE SPECIALIST Allan Ruhnke VIDEOGRAPHERS Craig Ruegsegger, Mark Hayes

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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