Asymmetrical Router Base Simplifies Setups
Asymmetrical router base simplifies setups is article about Woodworking Jigs bookmarked by darryl with ID 12758948854 was uploaded on 25-01-2019 and has been viewed 404,565 times.
I used to get frustrated with the inordinate amount of time it took to set up my router for even the simplest cuts.The main problem was that the distance from the edge of the router base to the bit was always some weird dimension like 2-19/32 in.
So recently, while making some new custom router bases out of Lexan, I got an idea.I cut the rectangular base so that each edge of the router base will be exactly 3 in.from the edge of one of my standard bits.
For example, if I am using a 1/4-in.bit, the edge marked 1/4 in.will be exactly 3 in.from the edge of the bit.I also made one edge 3 in.from the center of the bit, which is frequently useful (see the drawing).
In addition to writing the bit size on each edge, I color-coded the edges…...