Homemade Edge Guide

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Tins edge guide is sturdy, flexible, and reliable. You can adjust it from a position tangent to the bit out to one about 10 inches away. Thus, you can use it to make a straight bit cut a rabbet or cut a groove—it all depends upon where you lock the guide.

A significant part of the guide's utility is the kind of setscrews you use. We used plastic knobs that don't torture your lingers: they're higenough to turn easily. With a washer as an interface, the plastic knobs and plastic baseplate get a bite that even a big router can't ribrate loose.

It's easy to make. too. It's a BIG baseplate with a wooden fence hung beneath it. Study the drawing, then get to work.

VCLEAR ACRYLIC BASEPLATE

HARDWOOD FENCE

CARRIAGE BOLT

Core Box Bits

The denticulating baseplate need not he limited to flat-bottomed cuts. The baseplate on the router has a strip made by ripping a dowel. Used in conjunction with a core-box bit. the baseplate creates a different sort of dentil molding.

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