There’s not much I’ve seen written about how to operate an
overarm router, so I try to make an excuse now and then
to learn more about use of the machine from doing
non-critical projects on it.
My layout tools had been rattling about in a drawer. I went
though them and decided that these 5 are ones I use
most and could fit together in a little tray I could put in
the tool well at the back of my bench. I also have this
theory that having a nice little fitted tray back there will
encourage me not to use the tool well as a bin for
odds and ends as often happens.
I cut the template out of hardboard on a scroll saw and
refined it with files. With a pin router the template goes
under the work and the router bit plunges in from the
top. Each cut-out in the finished tray is a different depth.