Not all router tables are outfitted with miter gauge slots, particularly shop-built router tables. This can be a problem when cross-grain routing narrow stock. In the video below you can learn how to construct a backer block to secure the workpiece while leaving plenty of room between your fingers and the router bit for tricky end-grain cuts. The block provides excellent support, and—thanks to the skewed handle—the jig’s base is pressed into the fence by the user.
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