Simple Router Guide
This design can be adapted for any router by changing the spacing and rod diameter.
I needed an edge guide for my plunge router and was not impressed with those available commercially, so I made my own. It’s built from two steel rods, two knobs, two T-nuts, two fender washers, and some scrap plywood and hardwood. I cut two dados into the plywood to seat the rods and to ensure that they would align with the height and spacing of the guide rod holes in my router’s base plate. Because the rods are longer (18 in.) than those on most store-bought guides, I can cut dados and grooves farther from the edge. Adjustments can be made at the router or at the guide. This design can be adapted for any router by changing the spacing and rod diameter.
—Sonny Hayman, Reedville, Va.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
Published in Fine Homebuilding #306