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#1 posted 03-13-2010 01:16 AM

Glen Many thanks for your comments on what I have written: It is always great to get some constructive feedback; as you are well aware as an educator it is easier to demonstrate the process than it is to write the procedures. Some of my material was written some years ago and I think I was putting to words how I would have demonstrated, or how I would have spoken at a seminar. Personally I find it easier to give a practical demonstration and have a talk about it rather than put it down in writing. Like your self I was an educator in High schools before I resigned and started my cabinet making business.
Re; working in millimetres. I am well aware of the problem by some American readers who have not taken up the challenge to convert the sizes to what system they are happy using. I was asked once to write my articles using the imperial measurement. This was quite impossible as Some of my calculations were down to 1/2mm. I was brought up and began my woodworking career using the Imperial system. I also did not possess any imperial Guides But more importantly I observed that all the template guides kits had no provision for any large template guides and I also observed many router bases did not have an opening large enough to take the larger guides. Some 40 plus years this was all changed when I made my journey to Australia and shortly after I arrived we changed to metric. So today if I spoke of 64ths of an inch in my presentations here I would have lost the interest of the majority of people interested in the method I have developed. (Unless they were of my vintage)
The Jig Holder is just the box to hold the various sections in position. (Just as a matter of interest this Jig Holder has been replaced with a new construction, though I have to rewrite the method when I get some time. and I am sure you and others will like the procedure I have developed) Back to the Jig Holder in question. There is no need to construct it using the metric system just convert it to what is easy for using.
The Jig is one of the two identical templates, simply to stop the need for turning the material over which was how I constructed the first frame.
So with the second template converted to a jig the material can be fixed to it. This will be used to insert the one or two rebates in the back of the frame. I had added two so that I could secure the backing material neatly in position.

Please give the method a try that is all I am asking of others Not to condemn the method without at least giving it a try


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