Easy and Accurate Router Edge Guide // Woodworking Jig // Great for Dados and Grooves

Easy and Accurate Router Edge Guide // Woodworking Jig // Great for Dados and Grooves

For my next project I am going to use a router to cut a lot of straight lines. To make my life easier, I decided to make a jig so I can quickly and accurately set up a fence.

This jig is super simple to make and it will save me a lot of set up time in the future!

For more info check out the written article – https://www.3x3custom.com/tutorials/easy-diy-router-edge-guide


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  1. Billy Riddle on January 4, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    The last minute of this video ❤️

  2. Matthew Evans on January 4, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Thumbs up for the cutting direction tip 🙂

  3. alohachristine on January 4, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Wow! Thank You! You are clever!

    And thank you also for dressing modestly. It really bothers me when I search these videos and find women demonstrating these tools while they show off their bodies to get attention. I know they do it because they mistakenly believe that their worth and beauty is tied up in their body, and I don’t fault them for the lies society has imposed upon them (been there done that), but I am very happy to see that you aren’t selling your body to show your skill. You are clearly very beautiful, but you also are genuine and unpretentious in teaching us techniques to help us improve what we came here to learn. So thank you so very much, Tamar. As your newest subscriber, I wish you all the best!

  4. John Coloe on January 4, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Great jig. Love the outtake outro. "Yes, that makes sense." 😄

  5. June Hess on January 4, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Heading to HD to get a piano hinge!

  6. M D on January 4, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Mrs. I am beginner wood. Just learned from your show how to make sliding router jig. May I ask u then we made jig so we must use only only one size of router right.? If use bigger cutter it will cut the edge of jig? Thank you

  7. Charles on January 4, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Please, please, stop saying "I pre-drilled . . . " instead of saying "I drilled Pilot Holes."

    Picking up the drill, chucking in the bit, plugging the drill in or charging the battery are examples of ‘pre-drilling. When you drill a hole sized for a screw, it is a Pilot Hole.

  8. Ian Watts on January 4, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Great idea and as usual followed instructions but used butt hinges instead of piano. However I found I was still about 1/4 in too large when I folded the board. I call it "Wattsi’s Curse" . Murphy’s Law was only a theory when first took up this crazy game. haha. Looks like more adjustments needed.

  9. Itamar Gislon on January 4, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Helo! I am Itamar!

  10. Russ Martin on January 4, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    For years, I have been trying to figure out how I could make fluted columns to go between bookcases, and classical column stiles for wainscoting. This jig simply accomplishes that task, though the one for bookcases would need to be 7′ long. However, I will probably also need a good powerful router too. The Triton always attracted my attention. You have great taste in tools. LOL.

  11. pokeba on January 4, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Have been thinking of such a jig for my circular saws, finally found how to do it here. Thank very much. Great tips!

  12. michael oshea on January 4, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I’m an old guy learning to use a router for the first time thanks kid u can teach an old dog new tricks🙂

  13. Patrick on January 4, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Finding the center of the router could also have been done by just dividing the diameter of the router base plate by 2. Nice one, but as always: Many roads lead to Rome.

  14. Mattis Espedal Hohmann on January 4, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Great jig. You dont need the hinge. Just hold the spacer strip beside the guide strip, clamp and remove spacer strip. Can have just spacer strips of various width to align any router/bit, outer/center/inner line to any straight guide.

  15. Pastor Steve on January 4, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I just watched someone else make one and I was confused halfway through, then I found your video and it all makes sense now!!! phew

  16. Bill K. on January 4, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Great demonstration. Thank you.

  17. Nikolai V on January 4, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    This is the first time I see this interesting contraption and I have a few questions.

    1. Why do you need to have a hinged piece for this guide? What does folding the narrow piece of wood over the more wide piece of wood actually do? I see that there is more of a height for the router to rest against, but I don’t know if this is the purpose.

  18. jeffhreid on January 4, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Great jig. It’s like magic

  19. Bob Fugazy on January 4, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    This is terrific! I could have used this today, thanks for passing along this knowledge from the woodsmith. I just subscribed.

  20. Jutt Orbit on January 4, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    I like to do carpentery work but it’s not my field so i am a beginner and i like to watch your tutorials. You’re awesome carpentery expert and give us great tips for wood working. Respectable Lady love you from Pakistan.

  21. Stoneyburnpiper on January 4, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Such a simple yet amazingly great idea!

  22. Joe Anderson on January 4, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    excellent demo. Vix bit … I’m thinking … what are those? So I clicked on the link and bingo … oh, I have a set of those lol. Guess it’s been a while. And now I remember when to use them !

  23. Kylie Goff on January 4, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    table woodworking plan plan .

  24. Squirralien on January 4, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Love your videos, so down to earth and not afraid of showing that your just perfect, in being perfect I mean you will show things like that outtake at the end of your video. There is nothing perfect in pretending you don’t make mistakes or have to think carefully about some things, often the ones that portray as perfect are far from it, so to me this make you a true down to earth honest PERFECT if that makes sense, it does in my perfect world hahaha

  25. Pip on January 4, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I have to admit that I was confused about the need to measure the distance between the centre of the router bit, to the end of the base plate…duh ! until I realised it was unique to that particular router, and not universal…. or have I got that wrong?

  26. Mountain Man63 on January 4, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    For more information on the jig go to stumpy nubs channel where he explains thr making of this jig in great detail!

  27. Thomas Brovarone on January 4, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Could you add another hinge and set up on the other side of the board for your 1/2" router ?

  28. Rohit Narayan on January 4, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    This is awesome! I love the fact you don’t have to measure every time. Going to make two of these one for my trim router and one for big router

  29. Retired Painter on January 4, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Demonetise these videos , get rid of these poxy adverts

  30. Gino Asci on January 4, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    it doesn’t need to be anchored down so a hurricane doest take those two pieces apart. you can use two pieces of string or nothing at all. it doesn’t even need to be attached. that flip up part is just to line up the router line. then serves no purpose when it’s flipped up.
    noe eye say’n

  31. James cooper on January 4, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Your wicked smaht

  32. Cindy Kiefner The Copper Torch on January 4, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you! My son just bought a router for me but I’ve been afraid to use it, you cleared up a lot of the mystery!

  33. Ail .rs1993 Alshmare on January 4, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    What a wonder, you are skilled in carpentry, your husband is blessed, my wife is skilled in cooking noodles, haha

  34. Josie Longo on January 4, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Adjust learning wood working and really appreciate your videos.

  35. Cedar Oak Farm on January 4, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Got it made, perfect, use it all the time, thanks again

  36. Matthew Boston on January 4, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I know it wasn’t your original idea but I really appreciated you making this video. I can definitely see where this jig would come in handy!

  37. godfrey14 on January 4, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Wow, actual useful information. Thanks

  38. Joseph Lebo on January 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    This is awesome! Could you add a another piano hinge on the other side but for the plunge base? Would that hinder the performance of the jig on the whole?

  39. Evgeny Gusarov on January 4, 2022 at 9:17 pm


  40. Diego Villaseñor on January 4, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    this is absolutely genius. thank you!

  41. G O on January 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Please forgive me but I couldn’t stop thinking that your long hair could be a safety hazard.

  42. C8 Vetteman on January 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Excellent, keeping it simple but effective. Made a 30" one today. You’re very good.

  43. Siloba hutang on January 4, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Top Markotop 👍👍👍👍

  44. Michael Edmund on January 4, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Great and easy.

  45. Dogs Are the Best on January 4, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    When you’re cutting the wood at 1:10 what is that orange thing you are using called?

  46. Apostolos Kokalis on January 4, 2022 at 9:24 pm


  47. Yoni Luxford on January 4, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Tamar, I stumbbled accross your site and videos recently when researching for setting up my small workshop . I have now watched most of your videos. Iove your approach to ‘measuring’ and the way you problem solve. You make it all so accessible. Fab!!!! inspires me to make your jigs nd embark on some larger projectes at home. Just wondering what you think about using mdf in place of plywood on jigs? I have a stock of it that is looking for a use? Keep up the great work. If you ever think of running an online workshop let me know.

  48. Alex M on January 4, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Tamar, you are the best. I love your projects!

  49. Ian Watts on January 4, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    now that’s a great jig that’s up there with the 6in 1 . The cursings I’ve been having using a square, pencil, trim router all at once. I keep looking around for an extra set of hands

  50. Cpt Brncls on January 4, 2022 at 9:29 pm