Double-sided Router Fence
Learn how to get out of a jam when cutting dadoes with an undersized router bit.
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Lets face it, it’s happened to all of us. You’re in the shop, working on a project that requires a 3/4-in. dado and the biggest router bit you have only measures in at a 1/2-in. You could stop your work, head out the door and hit the hardware store for a bigger bit, but that’s going to cost you time and money.
When Fine Woodworking reader Roger Deatherage, of Houston, TX, encounters a problem like this, he turns to his scrap pile and assembles a double sided router fence system that allows him to make one wide cut in two passes. The jig is comprised of two L-shaped fences which, when clamped together at either end of the workpiece, allow the user to make the first cut using one side of the fence, and then reverse course using the opposite side. The jig is built from nothing more…