Fast Fix: Breadboard Ends Jig
The term “indexing” has a very special place in the woodworking lexicon. The various faces of a variety of joints are often mirror images of one another. Breadboard ends are a perfect example. The shoulders of the long tenon that mates with the breadboard end require perfect alignment. If your preferred method for cutting tenons involves a router and a fence, things can get a wee bit tricky. Sure, it’s simple to measure the offset of your router base, clamp a fence in place and clean out the waste, but if you’ve got to flip the tabletop over, set a new fence and rout again, you could be asking for trouble. If those shoulders aren’t in perfect alignment, you’ll be left staring at an ugly gap on one side of the workpiece.
The solution? A simple jig that offers the user two fences—one for each face of the tabletop—all in one handy unit. Learn how to build it in the latest episode of FineWoodworking.com’s Fast Fix video series. And be sure to visit the home of Fast Fix on FWW for even more time-saving tips and techniques.
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