Router Jigs & Templates: Guided Routing for Perfect Project Building (Paperback)

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The router is the most useful and versatile of all woodworking power tools. Lightweight and inexpensive, it is a must-have tool for the workshop where it can be used to shape, joint and cut materials especially when using jigs and templates. Router Jigs and Templates will show you, the budding craftsman or seasoned woodworker, everything you need to know to get the best out of this effective and valuable power tool. Anthony Bailey, expert with the router, takes you through the basic set-up 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 Anthony'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 draughts board, a roller-front breadbin or an attractive picture frame .

- The basics of the router and how to get the best from it
- Troubleshooting common problems with router set-up
- Invaluable advice on personal protection equipment and good working practice
- Expert guidance on freehand and table routing, including improving accuracy
- Clarification on the difference and purpose of jigs and templates
- How to make jigs and templates, from the simple to the more complex
- Easy-to-follow techniques suitable for woodworkers of all abilities
- 8 practical projects for the home that vary in difficulty, including a coffee table, a dolls' 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, a 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 Publications, he has written for various woodworking magazines and is the author of Routing for Beginners - a bestseller that has subsequently been reprinted as a revised and expanded edition. Also available: Success with Routing 9781861084903
Product Details
ISBN: 9781861088888
ISBN-10: 1861088884
Publisher: GMC Publications
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 176
Language: English