Router Stock Guides

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Project by Don Johnson posted 11-29-2018 02:59 PM 7302 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not really a new project, but an amendment to my recent posting – Table Saw Stock Guides

As I had been looking at the JessEm Table Saw versions, inevitably a video for their Router guides popped up in my YouTube Recommendations list, and it made me wonder why they sold two types – perhaps the router version is not so heavy-duty? Anyway, it set me thinking that the table saw versions I had made might also work on my router, so I popped out into the workshop to see if there were suitable ‘T’ tracks on my Bench Dog router table that I could use.
The track on the front of the fence would not work, but I could use the one on the back.

All I had to do was to drill two extra holes ‘horizontally’ through the existing mounting blocks, and add two more M6 bolts to each (the heads fitted the smaller groove in the dual T track), then knobs to tighten. (Isn’t it always the same – I needed 8 knobs altogether but could find only 7. If I had needed 7, I would have only found 6!). It is not necessary to remove the unused bolts in either configuration, just tighten them so they do not loosen. The only modification I had to make to the router table was to cut in half one of the standoffs fitted under the fence clamping handles, and fit the resulting shorter versions so that the mounting blocks cleared the tops of the handles.

The pictures show that I flipped the input wheel over to the ‘trailing’ position so that it applied pressure close to the router bit, but whether this is necessary only use will tell. I gave the system a try, and it seemed to work fine, so it should be a useful – and very cheap! – accessory for my router.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#1 posted 11-29-2018 05:56 PM

oh yes this is a real project for all but i see other project on pinoy tambayan and much more.

- pinoychanneltv

Not a lot of woodworking there !

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 02:46 AM

Nice work Don. I want to build a set like this for my bandsaw.

-- Galootish log blog,

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