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I already created a router guide for dados and grooves (https://youtu.be/qMG-Co-4zhI), but I found out that an adjustable router template for squares, rectangles and recesses would come in handy for multiple projects. This is what I am building today. The guide can be adjusted to square, rectangle and non square shapes up to 35 x 35cm. I was making this project on budget using material that is easily available and does not cost much (see list below). Apart from the router guide I also built a circle router base / subbase needed for the guide (https://youtu.be/154y_s2qU8s) to get accurate router cuts. Watch the entire video for a step by step guide how to build this template router jig and make great squares.
MAKE ADJUSTABLE ROUTER JIG FOR SQUARES | ADJUSTABLE ROUTER TEMPLATE GUIDE
I started out by making the base of the jig using an MDF desk. I cut a plywood slate using a circular saw and cut a T-slot in using a router. Sticked in a bolt with a washer fixed with epoxy and fixed the plywood T-slot to the MDF desk using glue and screws. After that I created a new round router base / subbase using a circle router cutting jig from an MDF desk. Used a centering cone to center the subbase as well as possible. Once done I cut the excess of wood from the MDF base desk and created small MDF slates with a slot. These slots along with the bolts and wingnuts serve for adjusting and fixing the router template guide to any dimension.
– Use a smooth thin MDF desk as base for the router guide. The desk let the router go as deep as possible and let the router base slide on it very smoothly while cutting
– Leave space around the router jig that can be used for clamping the jig down
– Make a router base / subbase with a specific diameter
00:00 How to make a router template
00:05 Adjustable router guide demonstration
01:38 Cutting wood pieces
03:18 Making a T-slot from plywood
04:46 Making guiding bolts
05:33 Fixing T-slots to router jig base
06:14 Making circle router base
09:09 Centering router base
09:53 Cutting wood excess from jig base
11:27 Assembling all parts together
12:42 Cutting a square with router template jig
– Router – DeWALT D26203
– MDF desk (thin for router guide, stronger for router base)
– Plywood desk
– ⌀4mm bolts, washers, wingnuts, ⌀6mm router bit
– Wood Screws, Wood Glue, Epoxy Resin
► Check out some of the other projects as well:
Router Circle Cutting Jig | Adjustable Circle Cutting Jig for Trim Router
Make Adjustable Router Guide Jig | Perfect Dados & Grooves
Make a Circular Saw Rip Fence Guide | DIY Circular Saw Guide
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