Versatile Molding Jig

Easy to build and use, this jig lets you create custom curved moldings.

Creating molding profiles is a bread-and-butter task for the router. But bearing-guided bits limit you to profiles along the edges of a workpiece. The unique jig shown here breaks through that limitation. With it, you can quickly and easily rout custom profiles across the entire width of both straight and curved frame pieces. At first glance, the jig may seem complex, but in reality it combines the functions of two common, handheld router accessories: an edge guide and a trammel jig. To top it off, in spite of all it can do, you can build it in a few hours with a surprisingly small amount of material and common hardware items.



What You Get:

  • 13 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 40 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Detailed setup instructions
  • Includes plans for a smaller version for a compact router
  • Materials list. Retail sources for hardware and supplies

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