The first thing I do is add an auxiliary table made from hardboard, see drawing. In the center of the hard-board, I drill a hole that's slightly larger than the exposed part of the bit. To secure the auxiliary table, I slide it under the router fence (though you can just clamp it down).
When routing the piece, I also hold it with wood hand clamps. This way, my hands are never close to the bit.
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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.