First the material I have posted on You Tube was a series of videos I had prepared before going to the wood show, to show others what really can be achieved with the router with the aid of the guides. I suppose what really has to be explained is ‘Why I use Template Guides’.
Template guides will introduce greater safety awareness with the use of the router. It will also introduce projects that you may consider not suitable of producing with the router. It will also a add a greater interest in what the router is capable of doing; adding greater enjoyment producing Jigs and Templates. I would have over 100 jigs I have constructed over the years from making Dining room chairs to inserting say ‘Soss’ hinges just to mention a couple.
When we think of what we want to achieve we must consider SAFETY at all times we hear about many accidents with the router when it is used in the Router Table and very little when used in the Plunge Mode.
I need some help here from members re: how would I do ?................ I could put up a number of projects that would not be of interest to members but was to me as I required to produce the article. If you feel you could fill in the blank please do. I also need some advice on how to submit photographs from my computer.
If I were to start with a simple project Rectangular Picture Frame to introduce the technique would that do? This will involve setting up a piece of solid timber and routing the internal opening with a rebate for the glass and a moulding on the internal edge. Then I would like to introduce you to my method of routing the external edging without placing the router in the router table
-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"