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…the workcenter to fold smoothly. 28 ShopNotes No. 123 Installing Router Insert Plate When it comes to installing a router insert plate, the trick is to size the opening to match…cutting length of your bit. And they should be around 3" wide to support the router. After sticking the guide strips down with double-sided tape, remove the insert plate…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 123
May 2012
Super-Strong Edge Joints

… detail to an edge joint with a spline from a contrasting wood. router table Jointing Sp l Spiral B Bit Routers aren’t typically associated with jointing the edge of a workpiece. But …offset spacer on the outfeed side of your router table fence and a 1⁄2"-dia. straight bit, you can turn your router table into a preS ear Shear cision edge jointer…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 124
July 2012
Versatile Finger Joint Jig

… HEAD CAP SCREW 2 (&/8" X 4!/4") FIGURE G SUPPORT KEY (1!/8" X 4!/4") ADDITIONAL KEY PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR ROUTER BASE NOTE: KEYS ARE !/2" HARDWOOD &/8 KEY F a. EXTRA KEY KEY… ALTERNATE OFFSET OF THE KEYS FIGURE a. EXTRA KEY TO SUPPORT ROUTER MARK WASTE WITH AN “X” %/8 &/8 %/8 &/8 1!/8 &/8 %/8 1!/8 &/8 %/8 NOTE: MARK FINGER AND NOTCH…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 124
July 2012
Shop Short Cuts

… the fence, center it with the bit, and drill the notch. 1!/2" FORSTNER BIT router jig Handle Pattern NOTE: SAND HANDLE FOR COMFORT AFTER ASSEMBLY !/4" HARDBOARD CHEEKS #/4" PLYWOOD HANDLE C … ROUNDOVER ON CHEEKS BEFORE GLUING TO HANDLE C L { Shop-Made Handle. The handle for the router jig on page 8 is easy to make. Use the pattern to cut the …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 125
September 2012
Tips for your Shop

… GUIDE (1!/2" x 1!/2" - !/4" Hdbd.) #8 x !/2" Fh WOODSCREW 30° BEVEL CLEAT END VIEW ShopNotes No. 126 4 Router Bit Travel Case Occasionally, I have projects away from my shop and need … top tip, you’ll also u’ll receive the Porter-Cable compact ompact router kit shown on the right. ht. ShopNotes.com 5 Horizontal Drilling on the Lathe …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 126
November 2012
Readers' Tips

… tool for cleaning paint brushes. ShopNotes No. 127 The router I use in my router table serves double-duty as a handheld router as well. To make this transition simple, I mounted an … lower photo at right. Mounting. To mount the plastic base to the router, use your router’s base as a guide for marking the through-holes for the screws. Since…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 127
January 2013
Readers' Tips

… MOUNTING RODS AND SIZE RUNNER BLOCK TO FIT YOUR ROUTER !/4"-20 KNOB (4" x 20" - !/4" Hdbd.) 16#/4 %/16 2 4 BASE MOUNTING RODS A router along with a trammel jig is perfect for making… works great and is easy to add and remove from the router. Rather than replacing the router base, it utilizes the holes that secure the adjustment C L rods on…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 128
March 2013
Beaded Shiplap Backs

… joints. Routing the Bead. The reason I rout the bead first is stability. On the router table, the workpiece is held vertically against the fence. So there’s a larger bearing surface before the rabbet is cut. Install the beading bit in the router table and raise it so it will cut a full bead without a shoulder on the …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 130
July 2013
Woodhaven Box Joint Jig

… spiral upcut bit is recommended because it cuts cleanly.) Two phenolic router supports provide a stable base for the router and set the spacing between the fingers of the joint.…direction with the bushing against the supports. Turn off the router and pull it straight out to avoid damaging the router supports. Hopscotch. To rout the next notch, you…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 135
May 2014
Readers’ Tips

…twopiece platform. It provides a wide surface to steady NOTE: ALL KNOBS ARE the router base. It also !/4"-20. ALL CARRIAGE incorporates stops BOLTS ARE !/4"-20 x 2" AND …LEFT MORTISE BRACKET OF MORTISE WIDTH OF MORTISE WORKPIECE PUSH WORKPIECE INTO THE ROUTER BIT RIGHT BRACKET Quick Tips { Pat Bowles of Louisville, Kentucky, uses a stiff brush…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 136
July 2014
Readers’ Tips

…top tip, you’ll also receive a Kreg K5 Jig. ShopNotes.com 5 Router Dust Collection Hood My router throws dust and chips like nobody’s business. So I came up …TOP NOTE: SUBSTITUTE STEEL ROD IF ROUTER GUIDE RODS NOT AVAILABLE (3" x 5!/4" - !/4" Hdbd.) ROUTER GUIDE ROD and vacuum hose connection to suit your router and hose. You’ll want a nice,…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 137
September 2014
Readers’ Tips

… after they’re all assembled and then trim it flush with a router. But I needed a way to support the router and be able to cut into the corners. This jig solves… and screw these parts together as shown. After cutting the router baseplate, mark and drill the mounting holes using your router as a template. Then mount the baseplate drilling the holes a…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 138
November 2014
Slots — Strong & Sturdy Joinery

… long grain joints. However, the differences are important. I install the slot cutter in a router table (upper right photo). It makes routing grooves in the narrow parts easier. … WORKPIECE !/8" SLOT CUTTER !/2 45o SPLINES ALIGN CORNERS OF CASE an angled sled for the router table. This holds the workSIDE piece at the correct angle so VIEW that …Read More


ShopNotes Issue 138
November 2014
Shop Short Cuts

… 31 TIPS FROM Our Shop Shop Short Cuts A Handy Router Bit Rack Creating the angled bit racks for the router cabinet on page 34 only requires following a few easy …BIT RACK #/4 a. USE (/32" DRILL BIT FOR !/4" ROUTER BITS NOTE: DRILL HOLES #/4" DEEP BIT RACK FENCE !&/32" DRILL BIT FOR !/2" ROUTER BITS SIDE VIEW 55° BIT RACK 2 1!/2 HOLES…Read More


ShopNotes Issue 138
November 2014