Routers and Router Tables: How to Choose and Use the Most Versatile Power Tool in the Workshop

Routers and Router Tables: How to Choose and Use the Most Versatile Power Tool in the Workshop

by Randy Johnson
     
 

Everything you wanted to know about choosing a router, making a router table, using a router to shape wood, making joints using a router.  See more details below

Overview

Everything you wanted to know about choosing a router, making a router table, using a router to shape wood, making joints using a router.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
If you are new to woodworking you will want this book. If you are an experienced woodworker you will want this book. If you are about to buy a new router you will want this book.

In this writer's opinion there is only one expert at using the router and that is Patrick Spielman and sadly Patrick is no longer with us. This book is the next best thing. There are many woodworkers involved with the publishing of this book and American Woodworker/Fox Chapel has chosen the best.

The book starts with the basics like choosing a router like fixed or plunge base tools and covers trim routers as well. This section looks into router lifts and tables. Further on into the book you will find great plans and ideas for building your own router table along with a router lift. Router bit storage is nicely covered as is the proper selection of bits for plunge work. Raised panel work is covered as is template routing. There are excellent tips to be found on page 130 and you will want to read about joining wood with the router on page 172.

This book will be a constant reference for you in your woodshop!

ROUTERS AND ROUTER TABLES, from the editors of American Woodworker magazine, offers practical advice on how to choose and use the most versatile power tool in the shop. Fully illustrated, the book offers buying advice for identifying the router that best suits your needs.

It also includes plans for building four router tables and routing workstations, a router lift and several auxiliary fences for special operations, such as producing raised panels and jointing edges. Dozens of shop-tested tips and router table add-ons are included, along with a special section on producing sliding dovetail joints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565235083
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Tool Smarts Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
755,378
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

American Woodworker is one of the premier publications for woodworking. Their roster of craftsman contributors provide top-notch technical information in a way that hobbyist can understand. The magaine has been in business for decades with over 140 issues in their backlist. Randy Johnson is the Editor.

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