Synopses & Reviews
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.
The router, for its simple design, is one of the most versatile tools you can own. You can shape decorative profiles, cut grooves, flush-trim, raise panels, and cut almost any joint.
In the Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers, youll learn how to unleash this versatility by choosing the appropriate bit, and guiding the cut in the proper manner. Youll also learn that while a multitude of bits are available, a few essential bits will enable you to accomplish many of your routing tasks.
More than 800 photo and drawings show you how to use and care for your router and how to get the most from it. In addition to mastering the use of your router, youll also learn about router tables, and how to make one that works perfectly in your shop.
Containing the most essential information from the successful Complete Illustrated Guide series, this highly visual, complete reference is sure to appeal to both novices as well as those who are experienced woodworkers. 1,187 color photos. 48 drawings.
About the Author
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.