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02-26-2010 04:22 AM
Stefang Thanks everyone for the positive comments. I just got the idea yesterday. Now I have to figure out a quick attachment/detachment between the jig and my split fence.

The jig isn't needed for the jointing operation, but I threw it in hoping that some less experienced folks would find it interesting.

Anyone interested in the plans for this jig can find them in Nick Engler's book Advanced Routing or if out of print, then perhaps on his website at the link shown below.

Nick Engler's Workshop Companion, Home page for and
02-26-2010 02:11 AM
xplorx4 Well done my friend, top notch
02-26-2010 01:34 AM
Dr.Zook Nice Mike, very nice.

02-26-2010 12:54 AM
CanuckGal That is a very interesting fence indded! Well done!
02-25-2010 10:33 PM
Noob Looks like that "poor man's" fence does everything you need and then some. i like it!
02-25-2010 08:54 PM
TwoSkies57 Mike..

now that is a fence I wouldn't mind having myself!! I believe I can appreciate the efforts and skill that went into making that beauty. well done!!!
02-25-2010 07:33 PM
DerekO Looks very nice and like a lot of thought, time and work went into it
02-25-2010 06:02 PM
dutchman 46 That looks like a pretty good arrangement to Me. Kinda goes with the times. It looks like it was made to last for a long time. That is a fine bit of work. Thanks for showing us.
02-25-2010 03:39 PM
A Poor Man's adjustable Positioning Fence

Quite a few years ago I made fence positioning jig from a design by Nick Engler. It was nice and worked fine, but when I built a new router table I also built a split fence so I would have the option of moving the outfeed side of the fence outwards to fully support the workpiece through the entire cut when jointing.

I just occurred to me that I could use the positioning jig together with my split fence as shown below. One full turn of the handle on the positioner and the fence moves 1mm or slightly over 1/32". The postitioner isn't attached to my split fence, so I just shove it against the positioner fence when adjusting backwards.

The next photo shows a couple of small pieces I jointed with it. The smaller one on top is about 12" long.

The next pic shows a piece being jointed. First I run the workpiece through to about 10" onto the outfeed fence, then I stop and clamp the piece firmly against the infeed fence. Notice the little gap between the workpiece and the outfeed fence.

Now I adjust the outfeed fence forward until it is firmly against the already jointed part of the workpiece. Now I am set to joint as many pieces as I want with full support of the cut on both infeed and outfeed sides of the fence.

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