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Hi! I am quite new to woodworking and went to my local store to buy a template to route box joints... and got a dove-tail jig with a box joint template from Wood River that required an additional 5/8" OD guide template to operate... what is this? The "complete instructions included" were particularly unrevealing! Thanks, John
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What make/model router are you using.

The template guide will attach to the base.

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What you need is not a guide template but a TEMPLATE GUIDE, This is a bush that fixes into the base of your router and guides the router between the forks of the template thus giving accurate fingers, catalogues nd suppliers wil be able to help you.

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The terminology can be confusing, John, particularly when the operating instructions are translated from Chinese to English by a translation service in India.

And, it's made worse by the same objects having multiple names. Here, "guide bushing" (aka "bush") is the same as a "template guide", and is sometimes referred to as the thingamajig that goes in the whatchamacallit for use with a , uh, a, uh . . . whateveritscalled.

You might find it helpful to get one (or more) of the various good books on router basics to get a handle on the nomenclature.

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