Router Joinery
by Gary Rogowski



Router Joinery Gary Rogowski
The versatile router can be used to cut many different woodworking joints, here chronicled in great detail. Good photos and drawings. Excellent reference for the novice to advanced woodworker.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Using the router to build fine furniture
Introduction

Part One: INTRODUCTION TO ROUTER WORK

1. ROUTERS
Router types
Choosing a router

2. BITS & COLLETS
Router-bit design
Bit types
Collets
Inserting and removing bits

3. ROUTER CUTS
Depth of cut
Feed direction
Feed rate

4. GUIDING THE CUT
Router bases
Fences
Templates
Router tables

Part Two: INTRODUCTION TO JOINERY

5. THE MECHANICS OF JOINERY
Mechanical resistance
Expansion and contraction of wood

6. JOINERY IN FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION
Choosing the right joint
Structural systems
Planning the joinery

Part Three: JOINERY WITH THE ROUTER

7. CARCASE CONSTRUCTION
Butt joints
Rabbets
Dadoes and grooves
Stopped rabbets, dadoes, and grooves
Dado rabbets
Miter joints
Finger joints
Sliding dovetails
Rabbeted dovetail
Through dovetails
Half-blind dovetails

8. FRAME-AND-PANEL CONSTRUCTION
Half-lap joints
Bridle joints/slot mortises
Tongue-and-groove joints
Frame work
Panel work

9. STOOL & TABLE CONSTRUCTION
Mortise-and-tenon basics
Stopped mortises
Through mortises
Tenons
Through tenons
Haunched tenons
Mitered and notched tenons
Multiple tenons
Loose tenons

INDEX