|Project by Karson||posted 11-04-2008 12:20 AM||5007 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
While working with making the counter tops for my kitchen out of Corian, I became aware of my inability to hold the router flat on the surface for the entire time that I was doing pattern routing and edge routing.
So I figured it was time to make an Offset jig.
Since I have a surplus of Corian from the kitchen project, I decided to make the jig out of Corian.
I took the base off the router and cut the Corian 1” wider than the base.
I used double faced tape to stick down the router plate to the Corian and used Vix Bits to start drilling the holes in the center of the current holes in the base.
I took it to the drill press and drilled the holes that the head of the bolt would be recessed into.
I then drilled the holes all the way through with a hole to match the bolt size.
I then took a hole saw and cut out a hole in the middle.
Mounted it on the router and found that all the holes fit.
I then drilled a hole at the other end and put in a knob. Used a forstner bit to cut space for the bolt head and washer and then the center hole for the 5/16” bolt.
I then used it to hold the router steady while I routed the counter top.
If you don’t have one make one. There easy and quick and help with the accuracy.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †