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I have a question about routing finger joints on a router table with a jig made especially for finger joints.

I have seen pictures and plans for making a jig using a 1/2 inch wood square for placement of each cut and I was wondering about the feasibility of using a round hardwood dowel rod as a guide.

Just a thought.
 

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Once you have actually cut some finger joints, you will find that the space must exactly match the width of the fingers, while also being spaced from the blade/cutter the same amount. Being off a whisker will multiply by the number of fingers, it's cumulative. If the dowel exactly matches the bit, you could use one. If not, you will be in for a lesson.
 
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