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    Template Routing Jig - v2

    I had to do some longer template routing on the last couple of projects. It figures that as soon as I got done with the current projects template requirements, a sale on the auto-adjust Besseys would come along. So, time for version 2 even though it may not see much use till the next project.

    Here's the version 1 jig and the 4th clamp I just picked up. I grab a piece of ply and a piece of oak out of the scrap bin. I upped the base to 1/2" as the 1/4" base often flexed and made things fussy. Machine both pieces of wood square and screw one to the other.

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    Select your outer most clamp position and mark it. Bessey was good enough to make the holes on 1-1/2" centers so I can use setup blocks and just keep stepping off the holes. I learned on version 1 that having multiple positions is a good thing so I made a bunch.

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    I add the larger pivot foot to the new clamp and I'm all set. I replaced the top nuts for the foot adjustments with knobs back before I had the auto-adjust clamps. With the new clamps you almost never adjust the feet but, since the other three were already that way, I matched them. The little red caps on the ends of the threaded rod for the feet keep you from smacking yourself in the knuckles when disengaging the clamps DAMHIKT

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 12-11-2011 at 11:06 PM. Reason: grammer
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    thanks glenn.. so these are the wide gapped ones
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    These are the low profile ones. So, I guess you would call them the narrow ones(?). Bessey STC-HH50, 2" opening is what I have. High profile ones are STC-HH70, 2-3/4" opening.
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    ok i got it this time glenn,, hadnt looked at the model numbers just the size reference.. sometimes we read what what we want to see and not what is there
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