Cutting-Edge Router Tips & Tricks (Popular Woodworking)

Jim Stack

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1558706984

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Get more out of your router!

With the right accessories and a little know-how, a router can take the place of much larger and more expensive tools. Cutting-Edge Router Tips & Tricks gives you the tools and techniques you need to make your router one of the most versatile tools in your shop. Jim Stack, editor of Popular Woodworking Books, shows you how to build over 20 jigs and fixtures to boost the router's utility and add flare to your favorite projects with detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions.

Unlike many router books, Cutting-Edge Router Tips & Tricks demonstrates not only how to make a variety of jigs and fixtures, but also how to use them. The second part of the book walks you through the construction of three basic, beautiful projects complete with full-color photographs and clear direction. You'll see your router - and the possibilities for your projects - in a whole new way!

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fence Curved rail Featherboard 66 CHAPTER FOUR routing a cavity Sometimes you need to remove material from the middle of a blank of wood. If it’s a small blank, the router table is the perfect tool to use. Stop blocks can be used to define the area of the cavity. A straight-cutting bit in a router will perform the task of material removal. Continue raising the router bit until the desired depth of the cavity is reached. If the cavity to be created is large — for example, a space that will

wimper. As you did for the European cup-hole template, determine what combination of guide bushing and router bit you’ll be using with this template. If you want to bore a 5mm diameter hole (a standard size for using the European 32mm system of cabinet hardware), add 5mm plus the diameter of the guide bushing in millimeters minus the diameter of the router bit in millimeters. This is the diameter of the hole to drill in the template. If you space the holes 32mm on center, you’re good to go for

edge of the outfeed table. Then, feed the piece through the cutter as a normal jointing operation. The amount of taper is equal to the offset dimension of the infeed table to the outfeed table. tapering on the jointer The amount of taper is Start the taper by placing the equal to the offset end of the piece on the leadingdimension of the infeed edge of the outfeed table. Then, table to the outfeed table. feed the piece through the cutter as a normal jointing operation. Direction of feed 1 2

rest of the leg over the router bit. Lower the leg onto the movement to the entire project. router bit, making a plunge cut. Then, feed the leg until the marks on the legs lineup with the marks on the router table fence. Lift up the front part of the leg off the router bit. Flip the leg end for end and cut the other mortises in the opposite side of the leg. All the legs need to be marked right and left front and right and left back to help you keep the legs in their proper locations. SHOWCASE

these joints. The glue will hold these doors together while you do the next machining operation. Cut hardwood splines f rom the same material as the cabinet box frame is made of and glue them into the slots in the corners of the doors. These splines add the necessary strength to keep the miter joints strong and secure while adding another decorative element to the project. Attach the continuous hinges to the doors and install them in the cabinet. Attach the door handles. When everything fits

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