Fast Fix: Safer End-Grain Routing
Build a backer block that secures workpieces safely when working the end-grain of narrow stock at the router table
Not all router tables are outfitted with miter gauge slots, and this can be a problem when cross-grain routing narrow stock. Serge Duclos, of Quebec, Canada devised his own backer block to secure his wood while leaving plenty of room between his fingers and the bit for tricky end-grain cuts. The block provides excellent support, and—thanks to the skewed handle—the jig’s base is pressed into the fence by the user. Watch Past Episodes Sharpening Stone Jig Hinged Stop BlockStop Planer SnipeCustom Router Bit DrawerDouble-sided Router FenceBreadboard Ends JigShelf Pin Drilling JigSafer Sliding Dovetail Keys If you’ve got a great trick up your sleeve that might make for a Fast Fix, be sure to upload it into our Jigs Gallery. Plus, browse through past episodes of Fast Fix and learn a whole host of time and money-saving tips & tricks.