Router Edge Guide Finished

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools

Today I built my router edge guide and it worked great! Yesterday I posted a picture and drawing I found online of a do-it-yourself guide and today I made it in about an hour. This will work great for putting the rabbit on the edge of the 1×6 for my porch skirt.

As you can see the lower fence can be adjusted in and out depending on where you want the rabbit. I used a piece of 1×5 PVC trim for the fence because I know it won’t bend, warp, or split. The base is made out of a piece of 1/2″ MDO.

For the skirt I’m putting a 1″ wide by 3/8″ deep rabbit along the leading edge of the trim board. This way I can tuck the PVC lattice behind it and not have to nail it. PVC lattice has a tendency to warp when it expands so this way it can move back and forth inside the rabbit.

Here is a test piece I did and I’m really pleased with how easy this was. The big problem is the 1×6 is 18′ long and PVC trim is so flexible that it would be almost impossible to run it through the table saw or router table. This way I can lay the trim on the concrete floor in the garage and just run my new jig down the length of the trim.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. fccu says:

    Thanks for sharing this great post! very helpful! :D

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