Jig making for the router

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Forum topic by TemplateTom posted 02-04-2010 01:21 AM 882 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2010 01:21 AM

Most routers are inserted in the table for the majority of the processes we achieve so we could say the table we have constructed is the best Jig we have for the router. _ I must confess I do not use them very often but I do a great deal of routing.

There are many occasions when I am asked why make a jig when it can be produced with the router in the table?

Safety Awareness is usually the answer. I have witnessed many articles being produced on the table personally and also written material in magazines and also some postings by members of a forum where we can see an ’Accident waiting to happen’._ ( I am not saying this forum as I am relatively new here)

I think I would be correct in saying there are more accidents with the router when it is used in the table mode. This survey has been taken on many occasions when I was doing demonstrations at various wood shows throughout Australia over a period of 20 years. Also many reports of the same type of accidents have been submitted on a number of different forums.
The reason for this post is to see what types of jigs or fixtures you make in your work shop to assist in the production of your projects.

If we consider a project published in a magazine quite some time ago where the external shape was produced with a hole cutter also the opening for the clock insert. Then the moulding inserted with the rounding over cutter with a bearing attached. I suppose standard procedure but when we look more closely at the edge we see a small ledge at the base.



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#1 posted 02-04-2010 01:24 AM

Looks great Tom another proven job done by a templet

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