From Popular Woodworking’s “The Ultimate Router Guide”... Routers were developed to cut moulded shapes in wood. Although their workshop role has expanded (greatly) during the last century to include joinery and other operations, moulding is still what they do best. They remain the chief woodworking tools for edge and surface “treatments”...
Although routers were originally designed to create moulded shapes, they can be excellent joinery tools. In fact, they’re better in some ways than table saws, professional quality mortisers or dado cutters when it comes to cutting joints. There are several reasons routers have an advantage: • Simplicity: Setting up hand-held or...
Using off-the-rack hardware and scraps, you can build an excellent scraping plane.
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In my mind, there are three classifications of woodworking techniques.
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Turn your laminate trimmer into a tool that flushes surfaces with incredible finesse.
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