September 1, 1989
Using site-built jigs, bearing-guided bits and a router table to make precise cuts in wood.
March 1, 1989
I needed a special molding to complete a baseboard detail, but my router table was several hundred miles away on another job. Fortunately, the situation forced me to come up…
November 1, 1988
Sometimes when I'm using my router I find it necessary to make a cut a whisker wider than the jig or fence will allow. For instance, a dado might have…
Carpenters often cut out the plywood sheathing from door and window openings with a reciprocating saw, circular saw or even a chainsaw. I prefer to use a carbide-tipped pilot bit…
May 1, 1987
You can use a dovetail router bit to shape a drip edge that's just right for all sorts of situations. For example, to protect a square post base against end-grain…
September 1, 1985
An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway.
July 1, 1985
Knowing the basic bits and how to guide the router will help you get the most from this versatile tool on site and in the shop.
March 1, 1983
I recently found myself needing a two-flute router bit with a bearing mounted above the cutters, like the one Mark Songey described in "Timbers and Templates" (FHB #10, p. 38).…
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