Shopmade Micro Router Fence

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Project by Bricofleur posted 07-25-2010 08:02 PM 5440 views 49 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Between $50 and $75 was too much for a router micro fence ! I rather build it myself and keep the money for router bits, which I can’t make myself. I came up with my own design of a shopmade router micro fence. It’s made out of in the shop materials, it’s accurate and it’s easy done in an afternoon.

The baseplate is 8” X 10” (approx). I used 1/4” MDF that I had in the shop but plastic acrylic would have been very nice, but more money spent though.

The 13” long macro and micro fences are made out of 3/4” X 1” straight grain hardwood (white oak).

When using the jig, first bring both fences to the approximate bit contact point with the layout lines on the workpiece, lock wing nuts A & B, then fine tune the micro fence using the micro knob made out of square nuts and lock it with the wing nut C.

How about that for a free router micro fence ?

Get all the details and more photos from this page of my website.

Make your own and show your work.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 07-25-2010 08:51 PM

work’s for me ,

i guess we can say it work’s for you too , lol .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 10:34 PM

Cool project, I need one of these. It’s going straight to favorites.
Thanks, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 07-25-2010 10:38 PM

Clever, nice drawing too. I hit the favorite button before commenting! Thanks for sharing!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#4 posted 07-25-2010 11:15 PM

Looks good to me. Free is my favourite price too. Thanks for posting

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 12:19 AM

Pretty crafty! Thanks for sharing.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 10:19 AM

Very practical.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-27-2010 07:15 AM

Nice money saver!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 07:06 AM

Favourited, thanks for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 08-11-2010 05:27 AM

Again you made something good even better!
You are brilliant.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 11-27-2011 03:11 AM

Money saving favourite, Thank you.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 11-27-2011 04:25 AM

Now there’s a nice piece of useful engineering. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 07-03-2012 09:05 AM

Well done…

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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