5 Essential Jigs for the Router Table
Great fixtures and fences offer better control and new possibilities
Synopsis: 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. Simple and easy to use, these five jigs and fixtures will help you repeat shapes consistently, make stopped cuts in angled workpieces, safely profile narrow stock, edge-joint veneers, and generally work more precisely and safely. Schlebecker’s jigs include a featherboard, a pattern-routing jig, a zero-clearance fence, a miter angle sled and a jig for edge-jointing stacks of veneer.
In a recent article, I wrote about the router table I built for the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, the school where I teach and manage the facilities. The primary goals of the design were sturdiness and a tabletop big enough to handle a wide array of workpieces and jigs. That article was about making the table; this one is about the accessories that go…