As most of you know, I’m a router guy. I have more than a few routers in the shop – not as many as Norm, though. Some of my routers were purchased along with a fence. Some were not. But that’s not always a concern, depending on the task at hand.
As I worked on my rendition of a Regency Bookcase (the article is set for release to our members on Saturday), I had a couple of routers set for specific tasks that I did not want to change. And, I needed to rout a groove for the bookcase gallery, so I pulled another router off the shelf. As luck would have it, the routers for which I had fences were already in use, and the one I just pulled into action was one without a fence.
It was time to think shop-made. As you can see in the photos, I grabbed a short scrap from the trash and a couple of small C-clamps. Bingo. I had a fence.
The ability to adjust is tricky. Because I needed only one setup, once I had it dialed in I was good to go. Plus, if you do need to make a tweak to the fence location, barely loosen one clamp and with a couple of quick taps with a small hammer or a weighty scrap of wood does the job.