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The ultimate jig for making jigs

The ultimate jig for making jigs

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FWW router legend Pat Warner has topped even himself with this incredible shop-built machine, which machines both wood and metal to within 0.001 in. It is designed to give birth to other jigs, just as precise.

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How to cut stopped dadoes with a router table

How to cut stopped dadoes with a router table

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Here's how to rout stopped dadoes in small cabinet parts with a router table. This technique produces dadoes that are square to the front and back edges of the cabinet, and align perfectly with one another.

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Router Accident is a Great Lesson in Climb Cutting

Router Accident is a Great Lesson in Climb Cutting

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Nothing except my ego was hurt, but this little incident is a heck of a good teaching aid

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Router / Downdraft Sanding Table

Router / Downdraft Sanding Table

I built this router/downdraft sanding table from my own design. I needed a multi-purpose table that could be a router table, a sanding table, and a general work table all in one due to space...

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AWFS: Rockler Set to Release Computer-Controlled Router Table

AWFS: Rockler Set to Release Computer-Controlled Router Table

Rockler builds a "smarter" router table fence

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Micro-Fence Micro Plunge Base

Micro-Fence Micro Plunge Base

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My new best friend for routing inlays

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UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

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See who won a copy of Routers & Router Tables

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MIT Students and Professor Invent Handheld CNC Router System

MIT Students and Professor Invent Handheld CNC Router System

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Could this device change the future of woodworking?

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Torus Knot Table

Torus Knot Table

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Here are some pictures of the table I just finished making. Please see my blog (linked from my profile) for details of fabrication.  Mark

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Trim Plywood Edging Flush, Simply and Safely

Trim Plywood Edging Flush, Simply and Safely

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Sometimes it's better to bring the workpiece to the router

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updated CNC machine

updated CNC machine

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The update to my original CNC router design. I traded out some of the weaker wood for extruded aluminum and made some changes to the gear ratio on the x-axis as well as moving the pillow bearings to...

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Self-Centering Mortising Base for the Router

Self-Centering Mortising Base for the Router

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Learn how to build a custom router base for simple, centered mortises. This simple base, used with a plunge router, makes it easy to center a mortise on a leg or post. The base has...

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Video Workshops: This is how we do it

Video Workshops: This is how we do it

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Silly, absurd, ridiculous shenanigans at the conclusion of a Video Workshop shoot

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UPDATE: Using Your Router and Router Table Safely by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Using Your Router and Router Table Safely by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of Using Your Router and Router Table Safely

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Router Circle Cutting Jig

Router Circle Cutting Jig

I built this jig based on two designs I found on the internet with some of my own modifications thrown in too. It will be used to cut out the rosette, make the channel to inlay the rosette in the...

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Climb Cutting, Routers, and Tool Safety

Climb Cutting, Routers, and Tool Safety

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Is it safe to climb cut on a router table? Opinions abound and I'm curious as to what our readers' take is.

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Router Injury Sparks Reflection on Safety

Router Injury Sparks Reflection on Safety

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About two weeks ago, I was rounding over some edges with my trim router and I somehow put a finger directly into the spinning bit. The injury wasn't too bad, but I got a big reminder of woodworking's inherent danger.

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Cheap and Simple Slot Mortiser Plans

Cheap and Simple Slot Mortiser Plans

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Take a video tour of furniture maker Greg Paolini's shop-built slot mortiser—then, get the plan!

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Shop cabinet done right

Shop cabinet done right

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Take a look at the wall cabinet I made to store my routers and router bits. It's made from scrap plywood I had. I was tired of bare wood in my shop (a bench, a router table, etc.), so I decided to paint it. And maybe I put too much effort into the paint job.

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Shop Made Hand tools

Shop Made Hand tools

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Misc. hand tools that I made and use in the shop  

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