The Router Table Book



The Router Table Book, Ernie Conover.
The router becomes infinitely more versatile when you've got a good table for it. The little machine becomes a shaper capable of extremely accurate and efficient work. This handbook gives plans for a variety of router tables, fences, and work-holding fixtures.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: ROUTERS FOR ROUTER TABLES
Types of routers
Choosing a router
Router accessories
Installing and changing bits
Eye, ear and dust protection

CHAPTER 2: ROUTER-TABLE DESIGN
Building a router table
Fences
Miter slots and miter gauges
Safety guards and featherboards
Dust and chip extraction

CHAPTER 3: ROUTER BITS
High-speed steel vs. carbide bits
Cutting geometry
How a router bit cuts
Sharpening
Cleaning and storage
Bit styles
Guiding the work through the cut

CHAPTER 4: TECHNIQUES
Edge treatments
Handling panels
Moldings
Cutting joints on the router table
Grooves, dadoes, rabbets and sliding dovetails
Tenons
Dovetails and finger joints
Cope-and-stick operations
Raised panels

Sources of Supply

Index