working with routers




working with routers

This series working with routers collects articles from Fine Woodworking magazine published between 1992 and 2002. Here are 25 articles about using your router, an essential tool for working with solid wood, veneers, and sheet materials. Covers moldings and edge treatments; joinery; milling wood; making templates and jigs; and lots more.

Includes information on different kinds of routers and router tables; selecting bits and cutters. Plans for building a horizontal or bench-mounted router table are included.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

1. ROUTER BASICS
Routing Safe and Sound
Routers for Router Tables
Tune Up Your Router

2. BITS AND CUTTERS
All about Router Bits
Sprial Router Bits vs. Straight Router Bits
Router Bits Tackle Cope and Stick

3. ROUTER JOINERY
Spline Joinery
Mortising with a Router
Floating-Tenon Joinery
Router Fixture Takes on Angled Tenons
End-Work Router Fixture
Turn a Router into a Joint-Making Machine

4. ROUTER JIGS AND ROUTER-BASED MACHINES
Make Your Own Dovetail Jig
Shopmade Dovetail Templates
Compact Tool Makes Dadoes a Snap
Micro-Adjustable Tenon Jig
Shop-Built Horizontal Mortiser
Micro-Adjustable Router Fence

5. ROUTER TABLES
No-Frills Router Table
Get the Most from Your Router Table
Bench-Mounted Router Table
Horizontal Router Table
The Ultimate Router Table

6. TEMPLATE ROUTING
Template Routing Basics
Router Template Collars