Offset jig - Fine Homebuilding

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comments (1) January 31st, 2011 in Project Gallery
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Photo: Drawing by Chuck Miller

Whenever I install door or window casings, I use the jig shown here to make sure that I get an accurate 1/4-in. reveal. It's made of two square pieces of hardwood, 1/4 in. thick, that are glued together with a 1/4-in. offset. This jig has so many corners that half the time I grab it out of my nail bag it's in the right position for use.


John Sandstrom, Fort Dodge, IA 

From Fine Homebuilding 23, pp. 14


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Comments (1)

omf159 omf159 writes: I find that masonite works better than hardwood.
Posted: 2:22 pm on February 7th

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