Bill Hylton's Ultimate Guide to the Router Table

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The first operator's manual for the router table

If you don't have a router table in your shop yet, you should! The router table opens up a whole new world of using the router that simply can't be done using it any other way. Operations such as edge profiling, making mouldings, cutting lock-miter joints, box joints, rabbets, grooves, splined miters, using templates, pin routing and more can be done using a router table. Using this book, you'll learn basic router-table knowledge,...

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Overview

The first operator's manual for the router table

If you don't have a router table in your shop yet, you should! The router table opens up a whole new world of using the router that simply can't be done using it any other way. Operations such as edge profiling, making mouldings, cutting lock-miter joints, box joints, rabbets, grooves, splined miters, using templates, pin routing and more can be done using a router table. Using this book, you'll learn basic router-table knowledge, safety issues, setup fundamentals, feed direction and workpiece control. Also, you'll learn about specific operations unique to the router table and how to do them safely.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558707962
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/17/2007
  • Series: Popular Woodworking Ser.
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 651,603
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Hylton is a longtime woodworker and woodworking writer. He writes a column on power tool joinery for Popular Woodworking magazine and is a frequent contributor to Woodworker's Journal. He is a renowned authority on the use of the router and router table. His book, Router Magic, is the bestselling (Bookscan RTD sales 18,718 copies) router book of all time.

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Table of Contents


Basic Know-How     8
Checking Your Basic Setup     10
Solutions: Flattening Tabletop     12
Solutions: Adding adjusters     14
Solutions: Straightening Squaring a Fence     15
Changing Bits     16
Controlling Bit Opening     18
Setting Bit Extension     20
Using a Starting Pin     22
Using the Fence     24
Micro-adjusting the Fence     26
Feed Direction Savvy     28
Controlling the Workpiece     30
Damage-free Cuts     33
Pacing the Cut     36
Staging a Cut     38
Stopped Cuts     40
Handling Smalt Parts     43
Sliding Fence: the Miter Gauge Alternative     44
Dealing with Dust     46
Dressing the Part     49
Cutting Profiles     50
Making a Pilot-controled Cut     51
Fence-guided Profile Cuts     52
Making Strip Moldings     55
Using a Moulding Pusher     56
Routing Long Mouldings     57
Basic Profiles     58
Complex Profiles     59
Routing a Large Ogee     60
Building Up Mouldings     61
Frame and Panel Basics     64
Making Panels     65
Cutting the Copes     66
Sticking Cuts     68
Raising Panels with a Horizontal Bit     70
Raising Panels with a Vertical Bit     72
Making Assemblies with Curved Rails     74
Making Frames for Glazing     75
Cutting Joints     76
About Mortising     77
Jointing Edges     78
Splining Edges     80
Dadoes and Grooves     82
Rabbets     84
Shiplap     86
Mitered Rabbet     87
Dovetail Rabbet     88
Box Joint     89
Laps     92
Sliding Dovetails     95
Glue Joint     98
Lock Miter     101
Finger Joint     104
Drawer Lock     106
Tongue and Groove     108
Spine and Dovetail Keys     110
Using Templates     114
Bits for Template Work     115
Cutting Issues     116
Offset Pattern Bits     119
Controlling Dust     120
Materials for Templates     121
Designing Templates     122
Fixturing a Template     124
Suppliers     126
Index     127
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