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 in this article can help with a variety of tasks: They stabilize the router for otherwise risky cuts, quickly and cleanly trim furniture components flush, and make mortising easier. Using just a few scraps from your wood bin, you'll soon be cutting better edge profiles, trimming edge-banding, dovetails, plugs, and tenons, and mortising like a champ.

From Fine Woodworking #224