Router Tables

Rest the work against a block as you start the cut to maintain control.

Starting Block for the Router Table

Router bits that are guided by ball bearings make it possible to add a profile to a curved edge. If the entire piece is curved, it makes sense to do this shaping on the router table. The tricky part is getting the cut started. When you push the uncut edge into the spinning cutter,...

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One-weekend Router Table

Router table cabinets can be a waste of space. This compact, vise-mounted unit stores easily and is just the right size. By David Thiel Pages: 70-75 From the April 2005 issue #147 Buy this issue now I think it might have been seeing a $1,000 router table setup at a recent woodworking show (it’s...

Making a Deluxe Router Table – Final Installment

This isn’t the simplest project you’ll ever make ,but it may be one of the most useful. It involves making mortise-and-tenon joinery and raised panels, fitting a drawer to its cabinet, using mechanical drawer slides and setting them up to work in tandem rather than side by side in the usual manner. You’ll make...

Router Table Revisited — Part Deux

It’s been interesting to make a drawer from MDF, plywood and pine. I am constantly amazed at the amout of scrap wood I have lying about my shop, garage and shed. I recently moved to a different house and sorted through my piles of wood. But you know how that went , it all...

Router Table Revisited

Sometimes you just have to do it. For the past few months, whenever I walk into the woodworking shop in my basement and see the router table I built for my book Cutting-Edge Router Tips & Tricks, I say to myself, “I should paint that table and organize the router bits that have been...