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Posted on Benefits of a parallel slide router table fence ?

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 01:09 AM

What he ^^^^ said…

I do sliding dovetails, dados, etc… without a parallel fence. MDF is really cheap, and very reliable for fine tuning a test cut.

Remember, outside of factory production, there is very rarely a need for one-thousandth repeatability in woodworking. Simply learn to think from a reference point and run matching parts with the same setup.

For example… you’re building a gallery of cubbies for a desk, or the internal dividers for a spice box. Cut the top and bottom with the same setup, and every divider will be square and accurately spaced.

The best way to accurately measure is not to measure at all… It’s relative vs. absolute woodworking.

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