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I'm a very part-time amateur furniture maker. As far as router equipment goes, I have two plunge routers (Bosch and Triton), one mounted in a router table most of the time, plus a few jigs. I'm considering building a router-based mortising jig more or less along the lines of Matthias' design on woodgears.ca, for which I'll probably buy an inexpensive router.

Not strictly a router issue, but at the moment I'm looking for software (CAD?) that will let me print scale markers (inch, cm, or whatever) on self-stick paper to make my own fence scale markers, both left-right and right-left versions - yeah I'm cheap that way.
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Don't know much about CAD but here's a link for printable rules you might find useful!
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Greetings Dan and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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Just a brief hello to everyone on this board - no need to respond.

I'm a very part-time amateur furniture maker. As far as router equipment goes, I have two plunge routers (Bosch and Triton), one mounted in a router table most of the time, plus a few jigs. I'm considering building a router-based mortising jig more or less along the lines of Matthias' design on woodgears.ca, for which I'll probably buy an inexpensive router.

Not strictly a router issue, but at the moment I'm looking for software (CAD?) that will let me print scale markers (inch, cm, or whatever) on self-stick paper to make my own fence scale markers, both left-right and right-left versions - yeah I'm cheap that way.
Dan I use the Turbo cad program. Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is held in the plunge mode, with the aid of template guides. Check out the material below.
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Hi Deb,

Thanks for the advice. I had googled my way to the vendian site a couple of days ago. The problem is I want both left hand and right hand scale markers. I downloaded the postscript file that the guy used to make the "odd" scales, but I don't know postscript syntax so it would be a bit of trial and error to adapt the script to make the scales I want. Still my ace in the hole if I don't find an easier way!
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(Template) Tom -

Thanks for the TurboCad advice - I'll download the trial version and see if it does what I need. However I have enough trouble figuring out how to do stuff in Sketchup which seems to be the most popular CAD tool for woodworkers.
I do some hand-held routing, mostly for mortises (with a jig copied from Router Magic, I think), and with templates for patches and inlay, but I know I have a lot to learn. I'll look for your Youtube stuff.

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(Template) Tom -

Thanks for the TurboCad advice - I'll download the trial version and see if it does what I need. However I have enough trouble figuring out how to do stuff in Sketchup which seems to be the most popular CAD tool for woodworkers.
I do some hand-held routing, mostly for mortises (with a jig copied from Router Magic, I think), and with templates for patches and inlay, but I know I have a lot to learn. I'll look for your Youtube stuff.

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Dan Turbo Cad is not easy at the beginning but very rewarding once you have mastered it. I was retired before I got into it
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