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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers

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This book, in the "Complete Illustrated Guide" format covers one of the most popular tools in woodworking and home improvement in a step-by-step, highly visual presentation. The router is so popular because it can do an amazing variety of tasks. Bits and cutters can shape hundreds of profiles for edge treatments and moldings. Routers (especially the plunge type) can cut joinery from simple tongue and groove to interlocking and decorative joints. Mounted under a flat surface and guided by a fence, the router ...

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Overview

This book, in the "Complete Illustrated Guide" format covers one of the most popular tools in woodworking and home improvement in a step-by-step, highly visual presentation. The router is so popular because it can do an amazing variety of tasks. Bits and cutters can shape hundreds of profiles for edge treatments and moldings. Routers (especially the plunge type) can cut joinery from simple tongue and groove to interlocking and decorative joints. Mounted under a flat surface and guided by a fence, the router becomes a versatile shaping machine capable of safely spinning large bits for making large moldings and raising panels as well as more accurate joinery and shaping operations. Router users have developed hundreds of clever jigs for repetitive and dedicated operations. New bits, accessories, and enhancements for the router are constantly under development extending the use of this machine even further. This book covers all the practical router techniques as well as router table choice, construction and use and the techniques for popular jigs and fixtures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561587667
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: Complete Illustrated Guides (Taunton) Series
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 770,497
  • Product dimensions: 9.14 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio and a contributing editor to "Fine Woodworking,"
Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality handtools. He lives in Warren, Maine.
Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking.
Gary Rogowski, a contributing to "Fine Woodworking," operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland Oregon.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Choosing Routers and Accessories
Section 2: All About Bits
Section 3: Router Tables
Section 4: Common Cuts
Section 5: Routing Edging and Molding
Section 6: Flush-Trimming
Section 7: Router Joinery
Section 8: Doors and Drawers
Section 9: Routing with Templates
Section 10: Special Shaping Operations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2011

    This is an excellent buy for anyone just getting started with router work.

    I gave this a 4 out of 5 because most books include a few plans but this does not. Other than that, it is an exceptional look into the many techniques and accessories used with this very useful tool.

    Bought it, used it, love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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