The design of this came about when we decided to update our mattress for out bed. We’ve had a water bed for a long time and decided to buy a standard mattress. We didn’t want to change the headboard and foot board that I made a few years ago as it matches out bedroom furniture nicely. The waterboard had box frame that couldn’t be used with the new mattress I had to make standard bed rails. I bought steel bed rail fasteners to attach the rails to the headboard and footboard.
Now the fun begins. How do I mortise the ends of the rails and the legs of the head and foot boards to accept the hardware?
I decided the best way was to make a router jig to control the movement of the router. I could have bought bushings but like a lot of woodworkers I know I don’t like to buy things I may only use once. I decided to make a base with stops that will limit the movement of the router.
The block on the bottom is located to center the jig on the thickness of the material and provide a way to clamp the jig to the material.
-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.