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Using a Plunge Router: Setting Bit Depth

Using a plunge router and setting the depth of cut is easy, provided you know a few tricks. It can be done using bar stock, a drill bit, or even shop-made spacers. Have a look at this video and you’ll learn some great tips for accurately setting depth of cut.

Cutting Slots on a Router Table with a Spiral Upcut Bit

George Vondriska shows you an easy way to cut slots using your router and router table. You can get accurate cuts using a spiral upcut bit which acts like a drill bit and allows you to easily plunge into the material. Making pencil marks on the router table fence lets you know exactly where to…

Why Buy a Router Lift

A lift in your router table isn’t just a luxury, it can help you complete your routing projects happen so much quicker. George Vondriska shows the advantages of using a router lift and why you might want to consider one for your woodworking workshop. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

Bullnosing Techniques on Your Router Table

Have you ever wondered how to make the edge of a board perfectly rounded in a continuous semi-circle? This is called a bullnose edge. Bullnosing on the edge of a shelf or other decorative piece adds a nice stylistic element to any project. With some careful setup, bullnosing can be created efficiently on a simple…

Router Table Setup Using Test Cuts for Perfect Dadoes

Dado joints are a time-honored approach for case joinery. When choosing to use a router to create this joint, router table setup is critical to creating the perfect fit that you’re after. On a table saw equipped with a dado head you would use shims to dial in the perfect width for your dado, but…

How to Use a Keyhole Router Bit

If you are making a plaque or a picture frame and want to integrate a slot into the project so that the user can easily hang the piece on a wall without having to use hanging hardware, there is a special router bit called a keyhole bit that can be used for this purpose. The…

6 Router Safety Tips

Whether you’re a seasoned woodworker, or just starting out, these router safety tips will help you work safer in your shop. I’ve been a woodworker for 30 years, and trust me… I’ve made every mistake told here at least once. Fortunately, other than bruised pride and wasting some wood, I haven’t been hurt. Keep yourself…

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Creative Designs with Router Templates

Using a Router and Template to Make Creative Designs. I would like to share some thoughts about creating repetitive designs with a router and a template. To make a template, we embrace the skills of our ancestors – the pattern makers. I am referring to the folks who carved patterns by hand, before the age…

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Router Dust Collection with the Oneida Router Hood

Routers make a mess, there are no two ways around around it. And it’s always been hard to achieve good router dust collection, at least until now. The new Universal Dust-Free Router Hood from Oneida Air Systems provides a great solution to the problem of dust coming pouring off of your hand-held router. Attaching the…

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