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Router Circle-Cutting Jig

…edge of the circle to remove the saw marks. But a router cuts a circle with a smooth, clean edge the first time around. And with the jig you see here, using a router to make circles (or large holes) couldn’t be easier. How … can just use the arm as a tem- right where the router will be plate, as shown in Figure 4. Simply mounted. …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 73
January 2004
Router Bit Rack

…with this easy-tobuild, weekend project. Router Bit F or the longest time it wasn’t unusual to find router bits (and other router accessories) tucked away in every corner of my shop. Finally, after I spent more time looking for a router bit than …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 77
September 2004
Router Miter Trimmer

… screws to the router base. The router guide (F), that directs the router base plate, is cut… & Hardware A B C D E F G H Base Panel (1) Backstop (1) Filler Block (1) Router Base (1) Adjustment Block (1) Router Guide (1) Router Support (1) Rod Holder Block (2) 12 x 46 - 1/2 Ply. 7/ x 2 - 42 8 7 x 3/ - 6 /8 4 4 3/4 x 12 - 1/2 Ply. 7/ x 2 - 6 8 7/ x 2…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 78
November 2004
Router Jointer

… dead-on straight. ShopNotes No. 80 Exploded View Details OVERALL DIMENSIONS: ! 12"D x 30"W x 9!/2"H (W/O ROUTER) LAMINATED FENCE FACE FORMS DUST RELIEF AND ALLOWS STOCK TO SLIDE SMOOTHLY FLUSH… to keep in mind as you locate the mounting holes for your router. First, position the router so the on/off switch is in a convenient location near the top…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 80
March 2005
Top 10 Router Table Accessories

ROUTER Workshop Top 10 Router Table Accessories Get the most out of your router table. Here are our favorite accessories to do it right. 11 Insert Plate Screwing a router directly to the … keep better control is to adjust the speed of your router to suit the task at hand. If your router doesn’t have this capability, you can add it by installing …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 85
January 2006
What to Look for in Router Lifts

…your budget. The good news is, there’s a router lift for every router and budget. Universal Lifts. JessEm started the router lift boom with the original Rout-R-Lift… routers without adapter. Low-Cost: Plunge Router Option Two companies offer a package to replace the lift mechanisms of most popular plunge routers. By retrofitting a plunge routerRead More


ShopNotes Issue 87
May 2006
Raised Panels on the Router Table

…a project, both for their visual appeal and the craftsmanship involved in making them. The router table offers a great option for creating crisp, snug-fitting raised panels, but the drawback can be the pricey, single purpose router bits needed for the job. Well, my solution to this problem is a simple …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 92
March 2007
Easy, Accurate Tenons with a Router

…ROUTING PATH AND DETERMINES THE LENGTH OF THE TENON !/2" SPIRAL DOWNCUT BIT ROUTER BASE STOP FENCE KEEPS ROUTER BIT AT SHOULDER LINE LENGTH OF SIDE IS LENGTH OF OPENING … you’ll 34 ShopNotes No. 97 SMALL BITES WITH THE GRAIN REDUCES STRESS ON ROUTER ROUTER BASE A Perfect Tenon: TOP VIEW Step-by-Step STOP WORKPIECE FENCE SIDE SIDE VIEW …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 97
January 2008
The Router Wizard Pro

Router Wizard Pro This all-in-one router base system combines ease of use, extreme accuracy, and great versatility. I’ve purchased a number of router accessories over the years…) accessories are required. Note: Although you could mount any router to the Wizard, it works best with a plunge router. The first thing you’ll notice about the Wizard…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 96
November 2007
Router Insert Plates

router easier. No more stooping or bending over to reach the router. Plus, I can just pop the router out of the table to change the bit or use the router… older router without a built-in, abovethe-table height adjustment. A router lift typically includes an insert plate for your router table. In some cases, you may need to enlarge your router table…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 100
July 2008
Drop-Down Router Table

…MAKES ASSEMBLY A BREEZE CLEATS SUPPORT ROUTER TABLE FENCE FOR STORAGE SHELVES ALLOW FOR AMPLE ROUTER BIT STORAGE CABINET BOTTOM NESTLES ROUTER FOR STORAGE PLYWOOD BACK PROVIDES …To download a 3-D model of the router table, go to ShopNotes.com ShopNotes.com 31 b. SIDE VIEW BACK Router Table Building the router table starts with the wall…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 109
January 2010
Replacing Router Bearings

… Shop replacing Router Bearings Give your router new life and get better results using some inexpensive parts and a little time in your shop. Your router is really a pretty simple machine… sure the new bearings meet the size and speed specifications for your router. 40 tool for taking your router apart is the parts diagram. You can find this in …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 111
May 2010
Modular Router Bits

ROUTER Workshop modular Router Bits These router bits save you money by letting you replace dull or damaged cutting edges. When a typical router bit gets dull, it’s all …cost far less than a new bit. There are two approaches to making a modular router bit with replaceable cutters. The first features a “disposable” cutterhead assembly. In the …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 115
January 2011
Precision Router Bases

…& fixtures palm Improve control and expand the utility of small routers with these versatile upgrades. My palm router has become the go-to tool for many routing … Exploded View Details LOCKING KNOB SECURES SLIDER BAR IN POSITION LARGE BASEPLATE STABILIZES ROUTER FIXED KNOB PROVIDES HANDLE FOR INCREASED CONTROL ADJUSTER ARM AND KNURLED MACHINE …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 118
July 2011
Router Lift

… the name of the game when it comes to the router table. For me, that means adding a router lift for fast, reliable bit-height control. But commercial lifts …F 3!/8 adding the Carriage Assembly One of the nice features of this router lift is that it works with almost any router. The router is simply clamped in a traveling carriage assembly. The …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 121
January 2012
Essential Router Joinery

…Mortises ensure the best results. Thankfully, neither of these is difficult. Why a Router? A plunge router is the tool of choice for a few reasons. The plunge mechanism makes feeding…, you need to All it takes to make smooth, accurate mortises is a plunge router and an edge guide. Creating accurate mortises with smooth, square sides is a …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 132
November 2013
Compact Router Table

…TURN TO PAGE 51 NOTE: SIMPLE JOINERY MEANS YOU CAN BUILD THIS ROUTER TABLE QUICKLY For a cutting diagram of the router table, go to: ShopNotes.com { Easy Access. The center section …goal relates to the first. Even though the project is lightweight and the router is small, the router table needs to be stout enough to stand up to heavy use without …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 132
November 2013
Top-Notch Router Table Cuts

ROUTER Workshop safe & accurate Router Table Cuts You only need a few accessories to set up your router table to get smooth, consistent cuts and improve safety. As handy and versatile as a router… workpiece. I keep a pair of rubber-bottomed push pads near my router table (lower left photo). They provide a wide, slip-resistant bearing surface. …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 133
January 2014
M-Power Router Base

router. So when an accessory comes around that makes my router more accurate or provides even more functionality, I take notice. The combination router base by M.Power does a great job of extending your router s routerRead More


ShopNotes Issue 134
March 2014
Router Bit Storage

…will create a visible glue line. However, the glue 1 FIRST: CUT WORKPIECE IN HALF a. ROUTER TABLE FENCE C L CORE BOX BIT SECOND: ROUT A CENTERED GROOVE IN BOTH HALVES (DETAIL 'a')…TOGETHER ShopNotes.com 43 SETTING UP Shop 6Router Whether you own dozens of router bits or just a handful, they’re an investment worth protecting. Here are a few…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 138
November 2014