The multi-router is a great tool for cutting motise and tenon joints. It’ll also cut dovetails and finger joints, but I have lots of tools for that. If you have a multi-router, this is probably a very interesting post. If you don’t, you’ll probably want to move along.
Several woodworkers who have come through the shop have been interested in how I’ve solved a couple problems related to the JDS multi-router. One, is how to store the cute little templates that let you cut all the shapes that the router can cut. The other is how to mount a digital gauge on the Z-axis.
First, the template storage. This tool board uses the standard cleating system that all storage uses in my shop. Note the padouk peg that secures the finger and dovetail templates.
The other trick is that I noticed that JDS offers a digital gauge for the Z axis for the low low price of $469. From the photo, I recognized it as an OEMed proscale gauge. I was able to pick one up directly here - the best deal, when available - or for slightly more here. Mounting it was trivial - I provided two screws and some nylon washers. Images below.