Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'router'

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Butterfly Dining Table #2: Bent Laminated Lower Rails

10-19-2015 08:06 PM by Guy Dunlap | 5 comments »

In this video, I create the form to bend the walnut for the bent laminated lower rails. Then I resaw the walnut, thickness it, and use the form to create the radius for the the rails. You Tube Link – As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To get updates of this build as I go along, please follow me on Instagram –

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Homemade tools and jigs #1: Benchtop router table

10-16-2015 12:59 AM by Bernard38 | 0 comments »

I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another...

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Plugging large holes

10-13-2015 01:18 PM by Nels | 12 comments »

I have used material that had bolts and washers in it. The holes are 1-3/4” and I need to plug these holes. Cutting the exsisting holes with a router or drill bit is easy. How can I cut a plug accurately that is 2-1/2” in diameter and 1/2” thick? I can make the hole smaller (maybe 2-3/8” or 2-1/4”), but I want to cut out the defects around where the bolt holes are. The material is oak and there are about 200 holes to plug. I guess I could turn the plugs,...

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Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand #4: Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand Pt.4

10-07-2015 12:56 PM by wdwrkr631 | 2 comments »

Hello Everyone, Uploaded part 4 of the Krenov Cabinet On Stand Build to YouTube. We have made some good progress and the cabinet is looking great. Check it out! Here is a link to the video.

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #57: Back in the Workshop!

10-03-2015 01:13 PM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

Having spent a few months doing nother but maintenance , I now have time to spend back in the workshop, so the other day, I decided it was time to get a simple project out of the way, which would help a family member. One of my dogs is a rescue dog, he was abused as a Pup and as a result his jaw is deformed, making it difficult for him to eat, he pushes his bowl all over the floor trying to get his food, so he needed a dog table, something to stop his bowl moving, and raise it high enough ...

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Super workbench (at least for me)

09-24-2015 09:08 PM by woodworkerguyca | 4 comments »

For about a month I have been working on a new workbench. I’ve spent a little time researching what others have done to integrate the 3 tools I use the most, table saw, miter saw, router. The miter saw is held in place by sliding it over 4 aluminum pins so it can quickly moved to under the surface when I need more space. I kept the cutout so I can place the table cutout back when I remove the saw. I’m still working out how to mount the router to the table...

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HHWW: Jigs and Tool Mods #1: Router Surface Plane - A Jig for Precision Trimming

09-22-2015 07:53 PM by Ted Ewen | 2 comments »

I saw this as I was trying to understand routers and the myriad bits and bobs that go along with them. I thought it a clever idea and wanted to keep track of it, and I reckoned some of you might think so too, so here it is. A Jig for Precision Trimming by Nick EnglerFrom The Ultimate Router Guide: Jigs, Joinery, Projects & More from Popular Woodworking, David Thiel (ed.) Once upon a time I had the brilliant idea to use a strip...

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Ridgid TS3650 Router Table Extension #2: Good Progress, Almost Done

09-20-2015 08:32 PM by jonah | 0 comments »

I had a bit of time at the end of this week to finish up most of the router table extension I’m building for my Ridgid TS3650. I got the lip routed out for the lift to sit on, though that ended up being relatively annoying to get precise. I used the edge guide on my plunge router, but I tend to have a hard time holding the thing completely steady and flat when I use the edge guide. There are a few spots where I went past the line because I tipped the router by accident. I’m honest...

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Ridgid TS3650 Router Table Extension #1: Compromises of Limited Space

09-17-2015 06:36 PM by jonah | 1 comment »

I have a pretty small basement shop. It’s not set up perfectly, but given the constraints I am working with, I think I’ve done pretty well with it. I have: - a very fragile-looking old water main coming in one wall about 12” above the floor- steam heating pipes bisecting the shop area right in the middle, about 6ft above the floor. I am 6’1” - a walk-out door and a set of 5 stairs leading down to the basement on one wall- about 10×22 feet of total space w...

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Blog Post On The Making Of Ladder Back Chairs

09-12-2015 03:49 PM by FredRoman | 0 comments »

Hello All, Just wrote up a blog post on the making of ladder back chairs. If anyone is interested here is the link. Thanks, FR

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