Router Jigs & Templates will show budding craftsmen and seasoned woodworkers everything they need to know to get the most out of this effective and valuable power tool. Anthony Bailey, expert with the router, takes you through the basic setup and the fundamental techniques; explores the difference between freehand and table routing, and looks in-depth at the practical uses for functional jigs and templates. The techniques can be learned quickly and easily through the combination of Bailey’s approachable writing style and expert knowledge, ensuring that the skills you learn will stay with you and give you the confidence to create your own impressive pieces of work, whether you feel like having a go at creating a chess or checkers board, a roller-front breadbin, or an attractive picture frame. Topics Covered: The basics of the router and how to get the best from itTroubleshooting common problems with router setupInvaluable advice on personal protection equipment and good working practiceExpert guidance on freehand and table routing, including improving accuracyClarification on the difference and purpose of jigs and templatesHow to make jigs and templates, from the simple to the more complexEasy-to-follow techniques suitable for woodworkers of all abilities8 practical projects for the home including a coffee table, a doll’s house, and dovetail drawer About the Author: Anthony Bailey is a multitalented writer, photographer and woodworker who takes great enjoyment from sharing his knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, a wide range of subjects. Originally trained and later employed as a professional photographer, his skills have often been channelled in the direction of woodworking. He has, at various times, worked as a furniture restorer, cabinetmaker, and set builder. As well as being technical editor for Woodworking Plans & Projects magazine and chief photographer for GMC Publictions, Bailey has written for various woodworking magazines and is the author of Routing for Beginners, a best seller that has subsequently been reprinted as a revised and expanded edition.
This versatile dish cutter boasts two carbide wings that cut a straight edge with a rounded corner and flat bottom. Ideal for cutting hollows and recesses into shallow bowls, plates, serving trays, jewelry box trays, coasters, coin holders, spoons and lettered signs. As an added benefit, the rounded corner is easy to clean, and won't trap dust like a square corner would. 1/4" shank.
Set contains Premier Adjustable Ogee Rail and Stile Bits to mill tenons of any length! Simply remove the top portion of the cutter (including bearing and spindle) to produce the front of the long tenon profile for blind tenons, through tenons or bridle joints. These precise bits work for any door 5/8" to 1-1/4" thick. Unique cutter geometry virtually eliminates tearout. Adjustable shims enable a tight fit when using plywood and also allow use with panels as thin as 7/32". High-density carbide composition and Perma-Shield coating lengthen bit life and protect against heat and pitch build-up. 1/2" shanks. Also includes a 3-1/2" diameter Quadra-Cut Cove Raised Panel Bit with back cutter.
With a full 1" of carbide length and four interchangeable bearings, this rabbeting bit is capable of cutting in horizontally at 5/16", 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2" increments, and up to 1" vertically, infinitely adjustable with your router. The carbide is ground to a fine edge to provide the longest possible cutting life, and smooth, burn-free rabbets. It features a rugged 1/2" shank that cuts vibration for the smoothest possible cut. A hex wrench is included for swapping the bearings.