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AW Extra 5/22/14 – Hang a Router….Perfectly

Hang a Router….Perfectly Surfire router plate installation By Jennifer Feist Are you tempted by the benefits of owning a router table plate but hesitate to take the plunge because of the hassles involved in mounting it in your table? That’s understandable because a poorly fit router table plate leads to endless...

Butterfly Inlay

Butterfly Inlay Make a perfect fit with a shop-made template. By Tom Caspar Don’t you just love it when something that looks extremely difficult turns out to be oh-so easy? Making butterfly inlay with a plunge router is a good example. The technique is very easy to learn. All it takes...

Q & A: Router Table Miter Joints

Q & A: Router Table Miter Joints   Q: I plan to build some jewelry boxes with mitered corners, but my contractor’s saw does a poor job of cutting miters. Can I use my router table to cut the mitered joints? A: A 45-degree chamfer bit mounted in a router table...

Feature-Filled Router Table Fence

Feature-Filled Router Table Fence This $50 fence can make your router table sing! By George Vondriska You can build this completely tricked-out router table fence in an afternoon for about 50 bucks, using easily available parts.Here’s what you get:• Flexibility. Tall or short, it’s easy to swap between the faces of...

How to Rout a Large Arc

How to Rout a Large Arc Need a big, smooth curve? This method will do it! By Jim Baumann Curved lines in any project are both a blessing and a curse. They’re a blessing for the eye of the beholder, but a curse for the poor guy who has to make...

AW Extra 12/26/13 – Precision Height Gauge

Precision Height Gauge To set the height of a router bit—within .001", if necessary— I made this simple stand for my caliper. It works on a router table or a hand-held router. Two screws with washers secure the caliper. When I need the caliper without the stand, it’s easy to remove....

AW Extra 10/24/13 – Rigid Routing Sled

Rigid Routing Sled A routing sled is a great help when coping the ends of rails and stiles. But I had a problem when I built my first sled. The pressure from the toggle clamp caused the 1/4-in.-thick sled base to deflect, which messed up the alignment of the rail-and-stile joints....