This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a router jig for making large wooden screws like those used in old bench vises. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
There was a problem when I tried to use a router with a flush trim bit to trim the edging. The front surface of the edging was not wide enough to support the router. So I built a simple jig to solve this problem.
I used to trim dovetails with a chisel or a belt sander. However, using the chisel was slow work, and the belt sander made it too easy to round the corners or gouge the face of my workpiece. I found a better solution using my router, a straight bit, and a simple auxiliary router base that I made from scrap stock.
It is sad but true that the space beneath most tablesaws goes to waste. But that need not be the case, as you can see here. Our cabinet stores a plentiful supply of sawblades, router bits, and other w...
The on going study of Mission/Arts and Crafts style of furnishings has lead me to create this little model. Once again, as with all of my models, I am using stock lumber sizes. Joinery on this one is mostly dowels (pegs and holes). This one would require a bit more cutting of holes, and more routering of details. A plainer version could be made
I had to round over some small strips for cockbeading to wrap some doors and drawers and remembered this tip that I read somewhere in a magazine. Because I was using the bottom of a multiprofile bit I wanted something to keep my big fat fingers safe.
The shield plaque is a popular shape for awards and presentations. The edges may be left square, hand sand to ease the edges or router with a special profile bit. The scroll plaque is popular for displaying decoupage papers and documents. Beginner skill level.
Here is the jig I built recently; I pulled it from Gary Rogowskis book Router Joinery. It is simple and cheap to build. I just used some scrap 3/4 inch MDF. I made the base long enough to easily clamp on my Workmate. The sides are about 20 inches. The sides are rabbetted to make it easy to glue/screw them squarely onto the bottom.
Use these numbers with our set of upper case and lower case alphabets pattern sets or simply paint, stain, router out or carve them for any use! We show the simple house number backboard project here as an example. Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
Keep favorite display pieces, CDs, and other items in this easy-to-build, narrow-case project. Make it from red oak and red oak plywood for a traditional look, or go contemporary with a clear-finished maple pair with metal legs. The finished height measurement depends on if you are using the traditional base or metal feet. The traditional version is 73.75 inches high. Included with the plan is a quick and easy router jig for trimming solid wood edging perfectly flush with plywood panels.
Napkin Stands are very popular and we offer a couple of different ways to make them from our country plaques. We try to make all of our projects into useful items because they sell much better than purely decorative pieces. A good design to use as a table top organizer or coat rack. Use a router or sandpaper to round edges of the Pineapple, but NOT the leaves. The leaves look better if left sharp edged and pointed.
Cutting large holes or circular recesses usually involves buying large, expensive drill bits. And if you could not find the right size, you were simply out of luck. But with this router circle jig, a plunge router, and a long, 1/2 inches-dia. bit, you will be able to easily rout recesses and holes as small as a half-inch, as large as 4 inches, or anywhere in between.
I recently built a large entertainment center that needed several identical slots cut in it for cord and cable access. Cutting them was not difficult. But getting them all identical, with clean edges was another story. To do this, I used a handheld router and a pattern bit guided by a shop-made template.
I have been using my hand-held router a lot lately. For one project, I had to rout some stopped dadoes. With this kind of cut, an edge guide is almost a necessity. And although most router manufacturers offer an edge guide as an accessory, it is really no trouble at all to build your own. As you can see in the photo, it is just a replacement base made of hardboard with an adjustable hardwood fence.
A simple, no non-sense design. Given how specialized the tools are for pocket-hole joinery, some woodworkers have balked at using the technique for projects. Nowadays, the dedicated jigs for drilling ...
An edge guide helps you accurately make dados, grooves, and rabbets in wood panels. With the addition of a fence, this versatile jig also assists you in cleanly trim edges flush to the face of a panel, a shown in the picture.
This rack is simple to make. We prefer to round over the edges with a router but sand paper would do as well. Or even place over a heat vent on the floor and hang your coat and mitts! Paint as you like or leave it natural. Beginner skill level.
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