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I was using my Kreg router table and need some help from the experts. I ran a board through with a Ryobi 3/8 straight bit as a joiner. The back fence is one piece and I'm getting some "snipe" at the end as the board isn't running straight at the end. I have a Kreg featherboard for the part feeding into the bit. Your suggestions are most welcome. Just trying to take a little off to clean up the TS cuts.
Also, I want to stain the wood (pecan) and run the front over a shallow cut with either a 3/8 V-groove or a 1/4 round nose to give a light line in contrast to the darker stained wood. Am I making sense? Thanks!

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I'm going to answer my own question along with an extremely red face from being embarrassed. After all real men, don't read instructions! I decided to check the owner's manual for the Kreg router table. I discovered on page 8 that there are instructions on how to use the router table as a joiner. Who would have guessed? There are spacers included with the table that give 1/16" or 1/32" offset for the fence. Thanks for reading and getting a chuckle out of a new guy in routing.

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Don't feel bad John, I don't read manuals either. As you've figured out, the outfeed fence need to protrude forward of the infeed fence. My homemade fence is adjustable and I use a piece of arborite to bump out the outfeed side. I find that thickness to be just enough to use the router as a joiner.
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Glad to hear you got it John. Btw I hate manuals too lol

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I would go for the 32nd first. I`ve read that playing cards make excellent shims for things like that. The thicknesses are supposed to be very uniform from card to card.

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I'm going to answer my own question along with an extremely red face from being embarrassed. After all real men, don't read instructions! I decided to check the owner's manual for the Kreg router table. I discovered on page 8 that there are instructions on how to use the router table as a joiner. Who would have guessed? There are spacers included with the table that give 1/16" or 1/32" offset for the fence. Thanks for reading and getting a chuckle out of a new guy in routing.
John you might consider using a feather board on the outfeed side to hold the piece tight against the fence as the end goes thru the bit. It should eliminate any snipe.

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I would go for the 32nd first. I`ve read that playing cards make excellent shims for things like that. The thicknesses are supposed to be very uniform from card to card.
That's a great idea Charles . That idea never even occurred to me

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Herb, I have a feather board for the TS. I'll see if I can adapt it to the router table. I inserted the rod/spacer last night and will try the router tomorrow, Got a lot to do around the house today- mainly, clean it. Wife still works and I get to play Mandy the Maid. No, I don't wear a frilly apron!

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I would go for the 32nd first. I`ve read that playing cards make excellent shims for things like that. The thicknesses are supposed to be very uniform from card to card.
Take a stack of playing cards and lay them down against a known thickness. Press down and slide cards off stack against the known thickness until stack is flush. divide thickness measurement by number of cards. You have a known thickness I like the plastic playing cards the best
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If none of us ever made mistakes none of us would ever learn. Keep on doing John, it is the best way to learn.

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