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An easy way to cut stopped chamfers

An easy way to cut stopped chamfers

A simple shop-made gauge helps you set stops for routed chamfers quickly and accurately. To make one, set up your router with a 45° piloted chamfer bit. Then, rout a chamfer 3″ to 4″ along the edge of a piece of scrapwood, marking the edge of the router base on the piece at your starting point.

To set a stop with the gauge, place the end of the chamfer on your test piece against the endpoint of the chamfer on the workpiece. Transfer the router-edge mark to the workpiece; clamp the stop there.
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