- Micro-adjuster for router-table fence
- Smart Jig for Pattern Routing
Pattern routing is an ideal way to make identical parts, and the best way to be successful is the use a well-designed jig. This jig, by Tim Celeski, secures the ...
- Tip: Easy, Accurate Reference Marks for Stopped Router-Table Cuts
- How to Build a Dado Jig
You can get dead-on dadoes in just three steps using this jig. The twin guide rails are custom fit to the router bit and bushing used, and can be set up by eye--no ...
- Upgrade Your Router with Shop-Built Bases
Simple and versatile, the router is an invaluable woodworking tool. But it can be made even more versatile if you add shopmade sub-bases. The simple bases outlined ...
- Tip: Pivoting Router-Table Fence is Simple and Effective
- Tip: Routing a Mortise for a Knife Hinge
- Router Jig Turns Stumps into Beautiful Side Tables
Learn how to expand the capabilities of Nick Offerman's basic slab-flattening jig
- Tip: Router Jig for Fluted Posts and Trim
- Video: Fast Fix: Safer End-Grain Routing
Build a backer block that secures workpieces safely when working the end-grain of narrow stock at the router table
- Tip: Variable-Size Dado Fixture for a Router
- Tip: Easy Way to Distinguish Router Bits
- Tip: Ramp Up Your Router-Table Dust Collection
- Tip: Straight-Line Guide for the Router
- Tip: Quick way to set a plunge router to cut hinge mortises
- Tip: Fence Transforms Tablesaw Into a Real Router Table
- Tip: Locate Shelf Pins with Ease, Accuracy
- Video: Cutting Dovetail Keys on a Router Table
Learn how to build a vertical push stick that ensures safe, accurately cut dovetail keys on the router table.
- Super Simple Mortising Jig
An easy-to-make jig that uses a plunge router with a guide bushing
- Tip: Change Router-Bit Bearings Without Getting Cut
- Video: Router Jig for Perfectly Aligned Dadoes
Two surefire ways to transfer the offset from router base to workpiece without measuring
- Tip: Safer Way to Rout Vertical Workpieces
- Tip: Router Jig for Keyed Miter Slots
- Tip: Space-Saving Work Table Folds Flat Against Wall
- Tip: Quick Tip: Router Table Surface Doubles as a Notepad
- 5 Essential Jigs for the Router Table
Whether or not you built the Rock-Solid Router Table that Peter Schlebecker designed (FWW #195), you'll benefit from making some or all of these router-table jigs. ...
- Video: Essential Router-Table Jigs: Featherboard
Watch how to make this substantial fixture to hold a workpiece firmly against the table
- Video: Essential Router-Table Jigs: Miter-Angle Sled
See how a simple sled with a hinged base makes it easy to cut stopped grooves at an angle
- Video: Essential Router-Table Jigs: Veneer Trimmer
See how a pair of crowned boards makes a jig that lets you joint perfect edges on a stack of veneers
- Video: Essential Router-Table Jigs: Zero-Clearance Fence
Watch how an auxiliary fence closes the gap around the router bit, so short pieces won't dip into the open space
- Five Essential Router-Table Jigs in Action
Watch how these easy-to-make jigs let you do more with a router table
- Try This Versatile Mortising Jig
Learn how to build a versatile jig to cut mortises in three ways using a router. Michael Fortune first created this ingenious jig to make clean and accurate mortises ...
- Tip: Backer Block Handles All Cross-Grain Routing
- Tip: Put Your Signature on Your Work
- Rock-Solid Router Table
This sturdy router table was designed by Peter Schlebecker to stand up under years of nonstop use by student woodworkers at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, ...
- Tip: Pipe-Clamp Fixture for Routing Large Arcs
- Tip: Paring Exposed Pegs with a Router
- Build a Router Table Box-Joint Jig
Detailed photos and a downloadable plan guide you step by step through the process of creating this adjustable jig
- Video: Router Table Box-Joint Jig
Use this well-engineered, adjustable jig to cut box joints of all sizes on the router table
- Jig for Side-Hung Drawers
Simple router table setup makes wooden drawer slides easy
- Self-Centering Mortising Jig
David Lehman's mortising jig uses two vertically aligned, rotating circles with protruding metal bolts to center workpieces automatically and create matching mortises ...
- Tip: Raise a Panel With a Straight Router Bit
- Tip: Shape Chair Seats with a Router
- A User's Guide to Featherboards
Featherboards are invaluable for keeping hands and fingers safe while using the tablesaw, router, shaper, and other woodworking machines. Contributing editor Roland ...
- All About Router Jigs
- Video: A Jig for Cutting Mating Curves
Cut perfectly matched solid wood edging for a curved plywood panel
- Tip: Adjustable Router-Table Insert
- Tip: Asymmetrical Router Base Simplifies Setups
- Tip: Centering Routed Mortises
- Tip: Circle Guide for the Router
- Tip: Clear Router Subbase
- Tip: Clock Cavity Routing Jig
- Tip: Combination Horizontal and Vertical Router Table
- Tip: Combination Router-Table Bit Guard and Stops
- Tip: Crank Adjustment for Router Table
- Tip: Cutting Board Router Table Insert
- Video: Cutting Circles with a Router
Cut perfect circles up to 72 in. in diameter with this adjustable router jig made from plywood
- Tip: Cutting Hinge Mortises
- Tip: Cutting Large-Radius Arcs With a Router
- Tip: Cutting Pocket Holes on a Router Table
- Tip: Easily Aligned Jig for Routing Shelf Dadoes
- Tip: Eccentric Router Base
- Tip: Enlarging Routed Dadoes
- Tip: Flip-Up Router Fence
- Tip: Fluting Fixture
- Tip: Fluting Jig
- Tip: Fluting Jig Guides Router
- Tip: Hinged Router Table
- Tip: Improved Dovetail Jig
- Tip: Improved Horizontal Mortiser
- Tip: Jig Cuts Slots for Corner Splines
- Tip: Jig for Cross-Grain Routing
- Tip: Jig for Routing Lock-Miter Joints
- Tip: Jig for Routing Sliding Dovetails
- Tip: Jig for Routing Sliding Dovetails in Drawer Fronts
- Tip: Jig for Sliding Dovetail Housings
- Tip: Jig Surfaces Rough Stock with a Router
- Tip: Jointing Boards With the Router
- Tip: Jointing Mitered Segments With a Router
- Tip: Knock Down Router Table
- Tip: Makeshift Plunge Routing
- Tip: Making a Segmented Column on the Router Table
- Tip: Making Discs on the Router Table
- Tip: Making Dowels with the Router
- Tip: Making Tapered Cylinders without a Lathe
- Tip: Making Tenons on Chair Rungs
- Tip: Milling Large Surfaces
- Tip: Mortising Fixture
- Tip: Other Router-Table Improvements
- Tip: Pin Router Attachment
- Tip: Pinpointing Router-Mount and Insert Locations
- Tip: Pivoting Router Mortising Fixture
- Tip: Plunge Router Slotting Jig
- Tip: Pocket-Making Jig for a Router Table
- Tip: Purfling Router Guide
- Tip: Radiused Corners on Countertops
- Tip: Raising Panels with the Router
- Tip: Routed Box Joint
- Tip: Router Base for Grooving in Two Passes
- Tip: Router Base with Extension Wing
- Tip: Router Circle-Cutting Jig
- Tip: Router Circle-Cutting Simplified
- Tip: Router Dado Setup on a Tablesaw
- Tip: Router Fixture for Dovetail Pins
- Tip: Router Guide for Convex Curves
- Tip: Router Jig for Flush Shelf Edging
- Tip: Router Jigs for Making Molding
- Tip: Router Mortising Fixture Revisited
- Tip: Router Mortising Jig
- Tip: Router Ramp for Pocket Holes
- Tip: Router Setup for Edge-Jointing
- Tip: Router Table Borrows Tablesaw's Fixtures
- Tip: Router-Cut Pocket Holes Revisited
- Tip: Router-Height Adjustment Fixture
- Tip: Router-Table Fence for Edging Discs
- Tip: Router-Table Mount Allows Height Adjustment
- Video: Router-Table Tricks for Deep Cuts
Don't adjust that bit. Shopmade accessories do the work safely and efficiently.
- Tip: Router-Table Uses Easy Toggle-Clamp Mount
- Tip: Routing Dado Joints
- Tip: Routing Dovetail Slots for Shaker Tablelegs
- Tip: Routing Dovetails on Turned Posts
- Tip: Routing European-Hinge Mortises
- Tip: Routing Spline Slots in Mitered Frames
- Tip: Routing Tambour Grooves
- Tip: Routing the Edges of Odd-Shaped Pieces
- Tip: Routing Tongues
- Tip: Routing V-Grooves in Tongue-and-Groove
- Tip: Routing Wooden Spheres
- Tip: Rubber Tire Hold-In
- Tip: Scissor Jack Router Lift
- Tip: Scissor-Jack Fence
- Tip: Self-Made Mortising Template
- Tip: Shaping Beams with a Router
- Tip: Shaping Curved Molding
- Tip: Simple Jig for Fixed-Louver Shutters
- Tip: Sliding Dovetail Fixture
- Tip: Sliding Dovetail Jig
- Tip: Space-Saving Router Table Mounts to Bench
- Video: Tenoning Jig for the Sophisticate
Cut tenons and sliding dovetails with an MDF jig that clamps to your workbench
- Tip: T-Guide for Cutting Sliding Dovetails
- Tip: Trimming Solid-Wood Edging on Plywood
- Tip: Tripod Jig
- Tip: T-Square Router Guide
- Tip: Two Router-Table/Tablesaw Extensions
- Tip: Two Shopmade Router Subbases
- Video: Two Simple Router-Table Jigs
These jigs control the workpiece to ensure safe operation and clean cuts
- Tip: Two-Fence Router Mortising
- Tip: Variable-Width Dado Fixture
- Tip: Zero-Clearance Router-Table Fence
- Five Smart Router Jigs
A router gains a lot of capabilities when used with these five jigs designed by custom furniture maker Yeung Chan. With Chan’s jigs, you can use the router to cut ...
- Shopmade Slot Mortiser
Shopping for a commercial slot mortiser was a shock for Gregory Paolini’s pocketbook. So Paolini, who cuts countless mortise-and-tenon joints for the Arts and Crafts-style ...
- A Versatile Router Table
Having trouble finding a router table that meets all your needs? The author, a mechanical designer and machinist, sought one that mounts the router horizontally ...
- Get the Most From Your Router Table
Instruction on how to use a router table correctly has been all but ignored. Too many woodworkers use risky methods to achieve disappointing results. Here, router ...
- The Ultimate Router Table
The ultimate router table would be as convenient as a shaper or a tablesaw -- all of the common tasks and adjustments are done from above or outside the unit. It ...
- Horizontal Router Table
Simple to build and easy to use, the horizontal router table detailed in this article provides an accurate method for cutting tenons in almost all situations. With ...
- Micro-Adjustable Router Fence
The adjustable fence is the key to precision and efficiency, according to Pat Warner. The fence is almost always in play and needs constant adjustment to handle ...
- Shopmade Dovetail Templates
Customized shopmade router templates reduce the time and effort in cutting dovetails. This method, an alternative to commercial jigs, works only on variably space, ...
- Micro-Adjustable Tenon Jig
Router expert Patrick Warner made a tenoning jig that will accommodate a wide range of sizes. He says it’s not sophisticated, but with a slight adjustment, he can ...
- Bench-Mounted Router Table
Paul Manning designed a router table that clamps to his workbench. He explains how to buy a phenolic-resin base insert and a cast-aluminum fence and build the table ...
- Shopmade Trimmer
Jim Siulinski, an applications engineer and woodworker, was looking for a way to trim off solid-wood edge-banding from cabinets. His solution was to make a carriage ...
- No-Frills Router Table
Gary Rogowski would rather spend his money on wood than on manufactured router tables, so he built his own. It’s inexpensive, easy to build, and extremely versatile. ...
- Router Fixture Takes on Angled Tenons
Edward Koizumi figured out how to make compound-angle mortise-and-tenon joints for some Arts-and-Crafts chairs. A detailed project plan shows the tenon-routing ...
- Stow-Away Router Table
Jim Wright built a simple router table that he clamps to his workbench, eliminating the clunky, space-hogging problems of his first few router-table designs. A ...
- Box-Joint Jig
Patrick Warner designed and made a template jig that can be used with a router to make box joints. The pieces he makes using this joint don't usually measure more ...