I exploit my brass setup bars ceaselessly at my router desk, so right here’s how I hold them inside simple attain. I routed a dado slot for every bar right into a scrap piece of three/4″ plywood that’s massive sufficient to suit the set with the bars spaced half″ aside. The entrance-to-again measurement of every dado is a finger width lower than the bar size, and the dadoes are about 1/16″ deeper than obligatory so the bars are simple to insert and take away. When I screwed the finished tray to the underside of the tabletop, I wedged a 1/4″ dowel on the again so the tray tilts backward barely. This retains the bars from vibrating out throughout routing or whereas I’m transferring the desk across the store.
– Ray Brakke