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In this video, I’ll show you how I made a jig to help me align and square up materials on my CNC table.

I get a lot of questions about how I align a piece of material on my CNC table to make sure it’s square to the table. Use of this simple jig guarantees the material I mount will stay aligned to the table, and more importantly, aligned with the CNC router’s X axis travel.
There are no plans or drawings for this jig, as none are required. It can be made of scrap plywood, MDF, or any other material you have on hand. Size the jig to fit your needs, drill the holes for the 1/4” 20 bolts based on the spacing of your t-track, and you’re all set.
I used no glue, but you certainly could if you wish.

This is a handy little jig to have. In next week’s video, I’ll briefly demonstrate the jig in use as I mount a project that is long and thin. It’s situations like this that the jig really comes in handy.

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