Gary Rogowski shares tips on cutting edge profiles and curves, and techniques and jigs for straight cuts.
Synopsis: A handheld router with a simple fixed base can cut edge profiles, joinery, and curves quickly and cleanly. The fixed base is versatile enough to take you a long way in woodworking. In this fundamentals article, Gary Rogowski shares tips on buying a router, cutting edge profiles, cutting curves with a template, and techniques and jigs to keep the router on the straight path.
Learning to use your first router is a little like getting acquainted with your first computer, cell phone, or iPod. You’ve heard they can do so many things so well that you wonder if they can make a nice cup of cappuccino, too.
Well, not quite. However, a handheld router with a simple fixed base can cut edge profiles, joinery, and curves quickly and cleanly. In fact, it used to be that a fixedbase router was the easy choice for anyone making their first…