The cross jig - made up from two pieces of wood that are crossed one over the other and fixed with screws - is used to run a line around the edge of the workpiecc in much the same way as a marking gauge. In use, the jig is pressed hard up against an edge, the pencil is located in a hole or in a notch,

above: Cross jig: Slide the jig hard tp against the workpiece so that the pencil marks a line that is parallel to the edge.

and then the whole works is moved along so that the pencil makes a mark. A jig of this type is a good, easy-to-makc tool for such tasks as marking the width of a chamfer, marking a rebate or marking the position of an inlav.

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