Dowel Joinery Using Plunge Router

Router Doweling Jig

Boring dowel joinery can be a fulfilling experience. Use your plunge router with this precision jig. The jig makes it hard to go wrong. Dowel joinery was one of the things I tried early in my woodworking experience. What I had were carpentry tools but I was making a vanity, and I wanted to join the rails and stiles of a face frame. Dowel joints seemed like the way to go for me just buy a doweling jig and use the portable drill and twist bits I already had. What a disappointment Maybe it was me,...

Building the Horizontal Router Table

Horizontal Router Table

With a bit of careful layout work, this rig will come together easily. Before you start, make sure you have all of the materials specified by the Cutting List, especially the A. With router and trammel baseplate, make an opening the size of your router's base in the thicker ply of the swing arm. Position it as shown. Clue up the plies, and apply the plastic laminate. Then lay out three key elements on the swing arm blank 3. The end line for the curved slot With router and trammel, rout the...

Bowl Making With Router

Making Bowls With Router

Before getting to the specifics of router-turning a dowel, let ox- mention the jig's capacities. The jig shown in the plans will accommodate a blank that is 4 inches square. Under the best conditions, this will yield a 4-inch-diameter dowel. If you trim a blank to an oc agon before mounting it in the jig. you can produce a dowel around 5, a inches in diameter, max. Of course, you can enlarge the jig if you need an even larger round. To turn a smaller-diameter dowel, you should raise the turning...

Horizontal Router Tabl

Horizontal Router Table

__________w____________ extends only a foot beyond the end of the saw table that's all. It isn't an extra stand that needs its own floor space it's sharing the table saw's floor space. The swing arm pivots up when you want to raise a panel or cut a tenon but drops conveniently out of the way when it isn't in use. Its presence doesn't impinge-on other woodworking operations. The setup takes good advantage of the saw's mass, and it makes excellent use of the saw's broad, flat tabletop.You don't...

Shelf Support Template

A shop-made template, a guide bushing, and a plunge router are all you need to bore clean, accurate, precisely placed support-pin holes for adjustable shelving. Here's a jig to make boring ranks of holes for adjustable shelving a whole lot easier and more accurate. It's a template that clamps to the work-piece. You use a plunge router with a ' 2-inch template guide and a ' -inch straight bit to actually bore the holes. With this shelf adjustment approach, of course, you have sets of four holes,...

Router Duplicator Exploded View

Carving Duplicator Machine Wood

Dent, the inconspicuous rectangular base may actually be die most fascinating part of the duplicator. It distributes a cushion of air between tlx jig and the surface that it's parked on. virtually eliminating all friction.Tills allows the router and its overhead stylus to move with the greatest of ease in a horizontal plane. The best part is that the air cushion has its origins in the lungs of a shop vacuum. You probably don't think of your shop vac as a source of positive air flow. But all the...