Router Jigs and Templates: Guided Routing for Perfect Project Building, Book

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.

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